Top Fresh Asian Market

Spending time in Berlin with my friend Morgan reignited my interest in learning more about Chinese cooking.

To the point where, sitting in Morgan’s living room, I ordered a copy of Every Grain of Rice from Amazon; it was waiting for me when I arrived home to Canada.

Step number one, working my way through the book’s introduction, is to stock up our pantry; I was greatly aided in that effort by the opening of a new Asian grocery store a few blocks from our house.

Top Fresh Asian Market is on Grafton Street across from Holland College. It’s very well stocked, and I was able to find everything on my list, from Chinkiang brown rice vinegar to fermented tofu. They’re open most days from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

I suspect I’ll be a regular customer.


Randy McDonald's picture
Randy McDonald on June 1, 2016 - 01:27 Permalink

Wow. Charlottetown has changed.

Barbara McDowall's picture
Barbara McDowall on June 1, 2016 - 07:23 Permalink

Hey, Peter, this reminds me of our recent conversation. Instead of a grocery store downtown maybe it is being created as more of a European experience, one shop at a time.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on June 1, 2016 - 09:22 Permalink

Agreed. That’s a much preferable situation, and more sustainable.

Richard Yu's picture
Richard Yu on August 30, 2017 - 11:26 Permalink

Thank you, Holland College bought the property that my store located, so my store moved to 339 University Ave Charlottetown now. We have more parking, displace space, hope to see you again.