‘Reminds me of 7-Eleven in Japan’: Foodies discover a little-known Japanese supermarket in Sydney
- Foodies have discovered a little-known Japanese supermarket in Sydney
- Kevin La shared a TikTok video of his experience at Super Orange in Hurstville
- He said the store reminded him a lot of Japan’s famous 7-Eleven and Lawson
Foodies are ‘transported to Japan’ when they walk through the doors of a little-known supermarket in Sydney – complete with a huge range of snacks, instant noodles, stationery and skin care products.
Food blogger Kevin La shared a TikTok video from his shopping experience at Super Orange in Hurstville, just 4 miles south of Sydney CBD.
During his visit, Kevin, also known as Sydney Food Boy on social media, said that the supermarket reminded him a lot of the famous Japanese 7-Eleven, Lawson and Family Mart.
There are more than 50,000 convenience stores, known as ‘konbini’, across Japan, offering customers breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items, flavored drinks, alcohol, snacks, fruits and vegetables, household essentials, beauty products, and more.
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Foodies are ‘transported to Japan’ when they walk through the doors of a little-known supermarket in Sydney – complete with a huge range of snacks, instant noodles, stationery and skin care products
“Did you know there’s a Japanese supermarket in Hurstville? It reminds me of 7-Eleven and Lawson in Japan,” Kevin said in the video.
Look at these drinks, their instant noodles are legit and even Ichiran ramen… lollipops, snacks, more snacks, ice cream and daifuku [mochi stuffed with sweet filling].’
‘There are so many things in it, it’s also a real neighborhood store.’
His video has since been viewed more than 45,000 times, and many locals say it is one of their favorite places to buy Japanese snacks.
“It’s a huge store…I have snacks for life,” one wrote.
Sydney supermarket is full of Japanese products including lollipops, drinks, instant noodles and curry roux
The shelves are filled to the brim with popular snacks – including Pocky and Pretz. There is a wide selection of flavored drinks – including carbonated soft drinks and coffee
The store offers Japanese skin care products such as face masks, makeup remover, and eye masks. There are several fridges with all kinds of drinks
One of Japan’s most iconic dishes is Ichiran, one of the country’s popular ramen dishes. The restaurant sells instant versions of its ramen (left)
But one of the biggest things missing from the Sydney store is the famous Japanese range of sushi, onigiri, curry rice dishes, katsu, sandwiches, pasta and more.
The supermarket has received near-perfect reviews on Google, with many saying they love getting their hands on Japanese products.
‘I love this store. A good variety of Japanese groceries at a very reasonable price, also a lot of Japanese brand food, drinks and cosmetics,” one wrote.
Another said: ‘Super Orange has a huge amount of Japanese food, snacks and drinks. You will find many delicious well-known Japanese foods. They also sell all kinds of household items.’
While one shopper jokingly suggested, ‘PS leave your debit card or digital wallet at home before entering. I’ve spent a fortune on kitchen, bathroom and organizing things.’