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Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

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Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

Hi!

Can I check if there are places to buy stuff like rice, soy sauce in places like Christchurch, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Hokitka?

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Christchurch
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Arrowtown
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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1. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

Since every town appears to have chinese take away that also sells fish and chips you should have no problem! Arrowtown may not have much of a grocery store but Christchurch, Queenstown and Hokitika will

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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West Coast Region, New Zealand
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2. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

Rice and soy sauce are both considered to be basic food items and you can buy them in any supermarket in the country.

Arrowtown does not have a supermarket but nearby Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown all do.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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Central Otago, New Zealand
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Queenstown
Otago Region, New Zealand
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3. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

that's good to know for my parents who will probably get sick of bread and potatoes after few days

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4. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

Not only would you buy those products at supermarkets but at any corner dairy or food shop throughout the country.

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5. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

In Christchurch there are also special Chinese grocery shops so you will be able to find more then just the basics if you want to.

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6. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

You will find a wide range of food in all our supermarkets. Kiwi tend to eat food fromall over the place on a regular basis. Whilst common, bread and potatoes isn't really the staple it once was.

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7. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

Thanks you guys! I am soooooooooooooooo looking forward!!!

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8. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

I got them from supermarkets while there. They have kikoman sauce which is very useful for our type of cooking. Good jasmine rice is very expensive compared to what we pay in Singapore. I paid NZD4 plus for 500gm, at the 4square at Queenstown, that is 5 times what we normally pay at home. But then when the family crave rice, we have no choice :). Have fun!

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9. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

The metropolitan supermarkets like CountDown or New World will be more competitive.

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10. Re: Easy to get Chinese groceries like rice, soy sauce?

Dont start comparing costs with home or you will go crazy. Accept the costs whilst on holiday for what they are, pay the cashier and move on and have good time. If everything was the same as home there would be no need to go on an overseas holiday.