I just came to know about this Japanese mini-market along Kelawei Road which is situated next to the Mobil petrol station. I thought this would be good information to share around especially for those who get most of their grub from the Japanese section at Cold Storage or Jaya Jusco. Meijiya would be another good alternative the next time you want to shop for your teriyaki sauce.
Meijiya is a chain of mini market from Japan that provides your basic Japanese grocery needs. The one in Penang is extremely popular with the Japanese expatriate community. The mini market has a cold section where you can get anything ranging from imported meat, vegetables, beers to assorted types of ice creams. The other section consists of shelves where you can get your biscuits, chocolates, sauces to your other basic daily necessities.
You will be spoilt for choice as Meikiya provides a good selection of pre-packed food and most importantly - noodles. My wife just loves Japanese noodles. Now that she knows of this place, I'm bracing the fact that we might be having noodles for dinner almost every day soon. Talk about self fulling prophecy.
Prices at Meijiya are higher than what you would have to pay at Cold Storage or at Jaya Jusco. Nonetheless for those Japanophile, places like Meijiya is a shopping paradise and provides a worthwhile experience. Meijiya opens daily from 10am till 9.30pm.