Wednesday April 26, 2006

Lucky Oriental Mart

Lucky oriental market

Ever since Maggie’s, I’ve been wanting to get down to Lucky’s (as everyone seems to call it). Tucked in a humdrum South Miami strip mall, it looks like nothing special from the outside.

Lucky oriental market

Right by the entrance, a big refrigerator of Chinese bottled iced tea (this ain’t Arizona, kid), soft drinks, and beer. Refreshing.

Lucky oriental market

A row of mysterious oriental snacks is obligatory. We bought some cola-flavored gum, black sessame seed crackers, and “cakes of green peas” (the later unopened so far).

Lucky oriental market

On another asile, variety of freeze-dried and canned fish and seafood.

Lucky oriental market

The promised land: a generous produce section. Everything looked fresh and delicious. Bought some bok choy.

Lucky oriental market

Durian, the king of fruit.

Lucky oriental market

Rootin’ for roots . . .

Lucky oriental market

Quail eggs and, yes, “Coconut Jell.”

Lucky oriental market

A wall of soy. There’s also a butcher (my photo was out of focus) with all the requisite squid and other stuff, and a section of oriental cookware and serving dishes.

Lucky oriental market

By the entrance, another display of toys, trinkets, aromatherapy oils, a tennis-racket style mosquito killer, bonsai, swords, and doggie folding stools. Irresistible.

Lucky Oriental Mart
8356 SW 40 Street #D-I
Miami, FL 33155

Update: See also Maggie’s Oriental Mart.

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  1. Franklin    Wed Apr 26, 08:52 AM #  

    I’m naming my new band Wall of Soy.

  2. KH    Wed Apr 26, 03:20 PM #  

    I can’t wait to hear it.

  3. Chad    Thu Apr 27, 12:28 PM #  

    When did you take all those photos? That little camera of yours is dangerous.

    A few doors down from Lucky’s is a great dim-sum place. My favorite.

  4. jc    Thu Apr 27, 03:40 PM #  

    that’s not south miami, it’s in westchester

  5. Don Jeffrey    Fri Apr 28, 03:03 PM #  

    Spotted: Balut at Vinh An in NMB

    My friend Doña Marta is putting together a panel to try them out.