Shops with Asian food and products in Milan
Milan is full of small food shops that sell dozens and dozens of international products. Many of these shops mainly sell Italian, often South American and Central Asian products, but in some of them it is also possible to find Asian food (China, Korea and Japan). Others, on the other hand, are small companies specialized in excellence that follow a more or less independent sales path.
Here is a short list of neighborhood food shops, some more well-stocked and more cared for than others, where you can stock up at the last minute or buy exclusive products that you will hardly find elsewhere.
If you are looking for fresh vegetables (pak choi, Chinese eggplant and cabbage, taro), noodles, ready-made sauces and Korean condiments, this shop is for you.
It is not on Google Maps, it is located between the Franco Calzature shop and the Simone wine shop, a few steps from the Bande Nere stop.
📍 Via Forze Armate, Milan 💰 $$
Food Store Jia Sheng (CLOSED)
Located in Chinatown, right at the beginning of via Paolo Sarpi, this tiny shop is full of snacks, noodles, condiments (especially Chinese) but also fresh vegetables and household products.
📍 Via Paolo Sarpi, Milan 💰 $$
HD Market 华都商行食品超市
Wide grocery in Nolo area with a wide variety of ready-made products (sauces, condiments, oils) especially spicy and perfect for preparing a hot pot at home: there is no shortage of data to dissolve in the pot of hot water, ready with all the condiments and the spices. There are also many snacks, drinks, a fridge counter with Asian fruit and vegetables and even a small butcher counter.
📍 Via Padova 30, Milan 💰 $$
HD Market | © Cookingwiththehamster
Large grocery store located in Via Farini where you can find a wide selection of frozen products, instant noodles, sweet and savory snacks, spirits, sauces and spices for cooking. The fresh section, on the other hand, is a bit narrow. Prices are slightly lower than in nearby Chinatown.
📍 Via Carlo Farini 64, Milan 💰 $$
International Store | © Cookingwiththehamster
International Trade Group Sas
Located in the Chinatown area, it is a relatively large kitchen and food store specializing in China and Japan. Surely it is not a first choice, but if you are in the area maybe you can find some occasion among plates, bowls, sake barrels and chopsticks. You can also find rice cookers and small kitchen tools, such as gravy boats or the Japanese sesame seed grinder. There are also pallets of fresh vegetables, ready-made sauces and condiments, frozen foods, noodles and rice.
📍 Via Luigi Canonica 35, Milan 💰 $$
Jin Ju Mini Market
Located in Maciachini, this small food shop sells Japanese, Korean and Chinese products: noodles, sauces, fresh vegetables, spirits, snacks and various condiments.
Kai International Foodstore
Located next to the Stazione Centrale, it certainly strikes for its being squalid ... but in the absence of anything else you are satisfied. In addition to noodles and various toppings, here you can also find kitchen accessories and crockery.
Mei Jia Le
Located at the beginning of Via Paolo Sarpi, this large Asian supermarket offers a truly enviable variety of drinks, teas (ready or to prepare at home), frozen foods (ravioli, ice cream, meat for hot pots or grills) but also a vast assortment of sauces, condiments, noodles, sweet and savory snacks. There is also a small fresh shop where you can buy fresh vegetables and tofu.
📍 Via Paolo Sarpi 7, Milano 💰 $$
Since 1992, Macelleria Masseroni has been offering excellence in meat and gastronomy in Milan as if it were a boutique. Since I discovered it I have been going to this shop regularly to buy their delicacies, among which you can find the prestigious wagyu meat, tasty yakitori made with different ingredients, seasoned shiitake mushrooms perfect to consume as a side dish, as well as some ingredients for cooking or dressing your dishes - the latter are occasionally found.
Milan Store 米兰士多
Huge shop, well stocked and at very fair prices where you can buy many different noodles in really captivating packages, tteokbokki with tastes never seen elsewhere (such as those with cheese), rice ready to heat in simulated pots, fresh counter and butcher's and, again, a lot of Chinese and Japanese vegetables difficult to find elsewhere. The best Asian supermarket in the area!
Milan Store | © Cookingwiththehamster
Salumeria macelleria Meri
Family delicatessen opened in 2006 by Mr. Emanuele specializing in pork and horse meat, located inside the Wagner Municipal Market.
Among the various delicacies here it is also possible to buy some oriental products such as ready-made sauces, condiments, oils, noodles, rice and spices.
Sugo Store 超市
Small Chinese food shop with a butcher counter and a huge selection of frozen foods, which include products that are hard to find elsewhere: shrimp for broths and marinades, ready-to-cook meat skewers, fish entrails but also a multitude of ravioli, Chinese piade, sweets and ice cream. 📍 Via Luigi Settembrini 33, Milan 📞 02 3599 8638 💰 $$
Open since 2017, Terroir is a shop with a clean and minimalist aesthetic, the result of the continuous research by Gabriele Ornati who daily selects the best products of niche world gastronomy. Here it is in fact possible to buy foods placed outside the chain of large supermarkets, including organic ones, by virtue of conscious and ethical spending. It is no coincidence that the word Terroir, as the website itself states, means "unique and unrepeatable combination of geography, soil, climate and man".
In this shop you will find artisanal foods such as oil, cheeses, vegetables, jams, spices, wines, chocolate, cereals, fresh sweets, tea and coffee (which can be freshly prepared and consumed as take away) but also Japanese artisanal products such as umeboshi, seaweed, udon, noodles, wasabi, miso, furikake, soy sauce and sesame.