From the producers of Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen and Fear Factor, we bring you Dallas’ favorite new reality show and grocery store: Hong Kong Market Place. And whether you’re the kind of person who’ll put anything in your mouth, or more of just a lookey-loo who’s more likely to enjoy packaging than actual product, this place is sure to deliver.
Start with a stroll down the fruits and vegetables aisle where you’ll encounter oddities like winter melon, exotic mushrooms (no, not that kind) and even fresh tamarind, a popular part of curries and chutneys.
If you notice a stench that smells like feet and sewer, that’s just the durian, a Southeast Asian fruit that apparently tastes of bananas and pineapple once you get past the stanky, spikey outer shell. (We’ll take their word for it.)
On the pre-packaged aisles, it’s all about the cakes, candy and cuteness. Each wrapper is a work of art with happy anime characters and catchy phrases like “Super Gummy Apple Juicy Yum Yum.”
You’ll know you’ve arrived at the fish section way before you get there – the nose knows. That’s where you’ll find all sea creatures great and small just waiting to be made into din-din. And trust us, it’s going to take more than a comb and some shampoo to get rid of these crabs, they’re blue and about two-pounds each!
We can’t guarantee your innards will agree, but a trip to Hong Kong Market Place will certain chase away the “Meatloaf Monday” blues.
Hong Kong Market Place
9780 Walnut Street, Dallas