Lucky Oriental Mart Has Pocky, Mochi, and Milkfish

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John Zur
Pocky is a must-try Japanese cookie snack.
Located off Bird Road, Lucky Oriental Mart is an Asian grocery store stocked with foods and products from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Stroll the aisles and your curiosity will be piqued by colorfully packaged products like teas, candies, and cookies.

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John Zur
Lucky's dizzying cookie and tea aisle.
The items we picked up included Pocky ($1.99). These addictive cookie sticks are covered in, among other things, milk chocolate and strawberry. There are numerous brands and styles. The mochi ($5.99) we purchased either had issues thawing and refreezing or is just a poor product. The coffee ice cream was smooth, but the mochi was gritty and lacked chewiness. It's a shame we didn't trust our instincts and go for the pint of green tea ice cream ($4.99).

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John Zur
The seafood case and some boxed produce.
The produce looks fresh and includes Asian cooking staples such as bamboo shoots, watercress, and bok choy. Fruits such as Asian pears ($1.89 per pound) are available. In the vicinity, a seafood case displays fresh catches such as milkfish ($3.59 per pound), bass ($2.99 per pound), tilapia ($1.29 per pound), golden pompano ($3.99 per pound), and shrimp ($3.99 per pound).

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John Zur
The healthcare section of Lucky's.
There are aisles containing plastic-ware and plate-ware that can suit occasions from casual to at-home formal dinners. Household gadgets such as teapots ($9.99 to $12.99), French presses ($12.99), and electric kettles ($24.99) can also be had. The section of health-care products was intriguing. At the ends of the aisles are boxes of (pre-owned?) sandals -- some with no prices tags.

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John Zur
The produce section.
The mart is rounded out by alcohol -- sake ($3.29 and up) -- jewelry, plants, and just about anything you didn't know you needed. Dried fish, anyone?

Lucky Oriental Mart is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lucky Oriental Mart
8356 Bird Rd., #D-1, Miami
305-220-2838


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green tea ice cream
green tea ice cream

Well it is a big thing if the product is affordable since everyone has financial trouble nowadays. Please keep posting informative information such as discounted products, that would be cool.

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