Thursday, April 17, 2008


This is Chow's in downtown Provo.

I have been buying veggies, tofu, etc. there for years. It's hard to get parking so if I have to circle the block three times I go home. It's not that I mind walking but really, parking is competitive and sometimes non-existent, especially at lunch time.

Chow's has been in this location for 35 years. It is delightful!

Produce day is Tuesday so I usually go there on Wednesday or later in the week. The produce is cheap and fresh.

There are five heads of garlic in each little mesh tube.

Cilantro was 49 cents each.

Tofu was way cheaper than in grocery or health food stores. This is the 19 oz. pkg and I think it was about $1.19 or maybe 1.29.

These were about $1.25, maybe less.

They sell every kind of soy sauce and oil--hot chili oil, sesame oil, etc.. always cheaper than anywhere else.

There are all kinds of items I have no idea what to do with.

You can buy a gallon of red chili sauce for ten dollars. If you need a gallon of red chili sauce, that is.

This photo is way dark but the only one I took of the proprietress.

When I showed his picture to the proprietor he said, "I look like Coolie!"

If you need any Chinese items, including several freezers full of things such as octopus and other things I didn't even know what were, Chow's is your place.


Mom2BJM(Amy) said...

Okay, I don't know that there is much that I would need from there.. but thanks for sharing this fun shop with us!!

Pam's Place said...

A well kept secret. If you need someone to go with you next time, just let me know. The produce prices are appealing.

Michael Rawluk said...

It has been a long day. Thanks for the laugh. It is like summer here in Kelowna.

Victoria said...

Crap - now I'm hungry and craving Chinese! =)