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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

On the Prowl: Nile Asian Market in Greenville, NC

Cooking became a million times more enjoyable for local Asian and Asian-food lovers in Greenville, NC with the opening of Nile Asian Market. Just a couple of stores from Anchalee Thai Restaurant and DMV on Memorial, Nile provides a host of ethnic essentials from rice to noodles to an interesting variety of meat and seafood for the local crowd. Opened only recently in July, it's already become a favorite for many locals and restaurateurs such as owners of Sakura Asian Restaurant down the street.

Location: 3400 S Memorial Dr, Suite 14
Greenville, NC 27834

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday, 9:30 - 7:00

Browsing through the store, you can find a lot of basics at Nile including soy sauce, fish sauce, chili's, and more. Being a Thai-variety of Asian store, Nile's strong points revolve around Southeast Asian cooking. Things like basil, lemongrass, ginger, and other Thai, Vietnamese, and similar regional flavors are all present here. It's the more East Asian - Japan and Korean - ingredients that are lacking for people eyeing ingredients for those dishes, things like red pepper paste for Korean cooking, soba and other noodle types or stock ingredients for Japanese in particular.

The positives far outshine the negatives though. Maybe best of all is the frozen goods located around store where all the vegetables and meats await. Pork belly is almost impossible to find in the area, but Nile keeps that along with a few neat seafood items in the freezer. Vegetables seem to rotate weekly, but I've found everything from daikon to Chinese broccoli and eggplant to bok choy here, and continue seeing other neat things come in week to week. You'll even find kaffir lime leaves, good for Thai curry enthusiasts.

There's still a lot of room for growth at Nile, especially in the second half of the store that has yet to be filled. As long as a steady stream of customers keep on checking out Nile's treasures, I'm sure this market will be able to expand and continue providing a greater diversity of ingredients for those in the area. Make sure you head and out Greenville's newest ethnic grocery and help make it a permanent fixture in the area.

You can find Nile on Facebook here.

12 comments:

Ashley-Anne and Daniel Brown said...

Thanks for this! I'm super excited about visiting there today! I've had to travel to Raleigh for everything and hope I can get a few things from here now! Thx!

Anonymous said...

I'm visitting my family here from Philly and I have been searching for a place to buy raw green tea leaves. I buy them from an Asian grocery store up there. Does this market sell green tea leaves? I hope so! I'm going to go check it out soon :-) Thanks!

Bach Pham said...

I think you can find some Jasmine tea at this market. Last time I checked there were very few, but definitely options available. The owner is willing to order anything for his customers though, so if he doesn't have it he'll definitely make a call for you. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I went to check out the new Asian Market in Greenville and found great things. The prices of the items were not bad at all and we found variety of things that we normally use for our cooking at home. Now we don't have to travel over an hour to purchase Asian products. Awesome!!! :-D

Anonymous said...

No longer do I have to travel to Raleigh to purchase some Asian products!
The products are great and rather inexpensive...I Thanks for opening in Greenville!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!! I had also been driving to Raleigh to get everything I needed. I can't wait to check this out!!

Isabella Sophia said...

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Mercy T. said...

Hi! have only lived in Greenville a little more than a year. Still finding the things I need. This post has been such a help. Thanks bunches!!!

Anonymous said...

Does the store sell mandarine pancakes used for moo shu?

Nana Harris said...

Does anyone know if this store is still open?

Sajiia Parker said...

I went by and store is gone . Did they relocate ?

Anonymous said...

Phone is 252-353-8775

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