$50/week grocery challenge – Asian greens

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Loved this blog post from Serina Huang at the “Ms Frugal Ears” blog. It’s inspired me to try and eat more home-cooked fresh food and also try out Oriental Groceries in Belconnen – which I’ve walked past too many times and not entered! She advises “The best time to visit Oriental Groceries is on Tuesday and Fridays because that is when the van arrives from Sydney laden with fresh produce from the markets.”

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Another two weeks of my $50 challenge gone, and another two weeks of managing it well.  The week before last I only spent $44.70, and last week I spent $32.50.

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4 thoughts on “$50/week grocery challenge – Asian greens

    Ms Frugal Ears said:
    April 13, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Thank you for reblogging my article:) Do check out Oriental – it is a hidden gem. It is also a great place to go to buy bulk stuff as it supplies wholesale to restaurants as well. OK, I am guessing you probably don’t want to buy a huge can of oyster sauce but sometimes there are odd bulk things that are good value. And they have lots and lots of instant noodles.

      cbrfoodie responded:
      April 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

      Pretty sure we still have oyster sauce left over from when we made a batch of 258 vegetable spring rolls for the school fete earlier this year! But I will drop by and see what’s on offer. Thanks Serina! 🙂

    Anna @ shenANNAgans said:
    April 18, 2017 at 6:31 am

    This was one of my favourites blogs by Ms Frugal Ears too, in recent weeks I have spent a lot of time sifting through her posts for ideas to help me through until I am back in employ. My local green grocer has taken a hit, and the supply of fresh and delicious is a lot less than before. But I am finding some great deals and also getting to know suppliers too. 🙂

      cbrfoodie responded:
      April 18, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Hope you get back into a job you love soon Anna! It’s sad to hear about all the people’s lives and businesses that have been wrecked by the cyclone. I’m sure it will come good over time but hope it is sooner rather than later.

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