if you live in south brooklyn, there really is no reason to go to manhattan if you need asian stuff, and places like hong kong supermarket are exactly where to go. this place is quite big, bustling but not over crowded and has free parking (major plus if you have a car and have ever tried to navigate chinatown). they have lots of produce, and all the asian varieties in one place, and really every kind of sauce or condiment you could ever think of in the asian department. oh, and the major bonus is that it is incredibly cheap so you feel like you really need to quit the coop immediately (well, i kind of feel like that all the time, sorry coop lovers, – just ask j).
also, on a side note, i have no idea if hong kong supermarket of brooklyn is related to the one that burnt down in manhattan this spring or this one in queens, and it seems it may even be related to this conglomerate. anyone know?