Best International Park n Shop?

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    Thumbs up City Super in Shatin is the dogs kahoona's

    I know this post was about park n shops ( international ) which in my opinion all suck, the one in Sham Tseng does for example, yawn ....

    The best supermarket in the New Territories has to be City Super in Shatin, it blows the Park N Shops away so embarrassingly, it really is like walking into a David Jones or Myer Food Hall ( Australians will know what I mean ) because their range of brands is so much broader, and the quality of the brands is a definite step above, the typical Wellcome / PNS tired range, that frankly we have grown bored of.

    It's definitely worth visiting Shatin once or twice a month, and really enjoying the supermarket experience at City Super, finding some more enjoyable foods ( better quality brands ) and the logic of it all, just makes you smile. Want to find a cheese cutter ?...You'll find them for sale in the cheese section, of course ! Same thing applied to coffee presses and grinders, all located in the coffee section.. That logic is used throughout the whole City Super supermarket, it just feels right, and they charge about the same prices as a Park and Shop, well the coffee section indicated that, in a couple of cases it was cheaper....

    So, if you live near ( 20 mins by car for us from Siu Lam ) the City Super in Shatin, it will be the center of the ( NT ) supermarket universe, from now on...

    Last edited by Skyhook; 14-02-2009 at 10:15 AM.

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    i don't like citysuper shatin

    just head to their green dot dot counter,
    also buy some spices for cooking, not much other attractives

    at least they do not have a good bakery section


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    they charge about the same prices as a Park and Shop
    I can't speak for City Super Shatin, but whenever I have done like for like price comparisons between City Super IFC or Great and my local Wellcome or PnS, then in most cases CitySuper/Great has been between 20% and 50% more expensive for identical items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    I can't speak for City Super Shatin, but whenever I have done like for like price comparisons between City Super IFC or Great and my local Wellcome or PnS, then in most cases CitySuper/Great has been between 20% and 50% more expensive for identical items.
    Agree with PDLM here. What is wrong with the Park n Shop International in Sham Tseng? I quite like it.
    Sure, the presentation of the goods at City Super might be nicer... But I dont care!

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    You might want to try Taste ( which is quiet good ) in Tuen Mun firstly ' Dave ', and then you will see whats wrong with the Park N shop International in Sham Tseng on a range ( like home ) point of view..You also live opposite of that supermarket, and I assume you don't drive either, so it suits your needs..
    Incidentally, the best Park n Shop in our area is the Mega Store located above the Yuen Long Light Rail Terminus, again, it offers a much more extensive range that suits our home cooking needs.

    But it depends on what you like I suppose, I just don't find the one in Sham Tseng has enough of what we like, under the one roof, and it is a lot more expensive than the wellcome at the Gold Coast, which is within walking distance, for less comprehensive items .



    It has nothing to do with the presentation btw, it's whats sold and the range of whats available. The cheese/deli counter toward the rear of PNS International in Sham Tseng at the rear of the store near the car park exit, is pathetic lol Deny that ! lol

    The ( Western stocked ) deli / cheese counters at TASTE and City Super are 20 - 30 metres in length lol, not the 3 metre long one with nothing that we want in it, that PNS "international " has.........

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    The new Taste (previously Park n Shop) in Tuen Mun is also fine, I think and easier to get to than Sham Tseng (for me anyway). I use Great for the stuff I cannot get there on account of it being close to where I work - but I agree with PDLM, the prices are significantly higher than PnS or Taste for the same items.

    (ha ha - snap re Taste skyhook - didn't see your post!)


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    Speaking of International, the one at Bel Air sucks employee-wise as most of the cashiers can't really speak English. Why? Because they hire people at like 30 bucks an hour plus 7 dollars as a traffic compensation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ucdavis08:
    Speaking of International, the one at Bel Air sucks employee-wise as most of the cashiers can't really speak English. Why? Because they hire people at like 30 bucks an hour plus 7 dollars as a traffic compensation.
    Why do you need a supermarket cashier to speak english? none of the ones at my local wellcome do, and we manage just fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucdavis08:
    Speaking of International, the one at Bel Air sucks employee-wise as most of the cashiers can't really speak English. Why? Because they hire people at like 30 bucks an hour plus 7 dollars as a traffic compensation.
    All you need is for them to swipe the goods through and put it in a bag and show you how much, What more do you want from them?

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    I was wondering that too - in 10 years here I have never had any difficulty with supermarket cashiers' modest English and my complete lack of Cantonese.