Wednesday April 26, 2006
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.
Right by the entrance, a big refrigerator of Chinese bottled iced tea (this ain’t Arizona, kid), soft drinks, and beer. Refreshing.
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).
On another asile, variety of freeze-dried and canned fish and seafood.
The promised land: a generous produce section. Everything looked fresh and delicious. Bought some bok choy.
Durian, the king of fruit.
Rootin’ for roots . . .
Quail eggs and, yes, “Coconut Jell.”
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.
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.comments powered by Disqus