Saturday, January 29, 2011

Seafood City: Marketplace servicing Filipino & Asian community

We visited Seafood City in Tukwila, WA about 20km south from Seattle. This location recently opened last September and offers a wonderful selection of Filipino and Asian-influenced seafood, meats, fresh produce, baked goodies, desserts, packaged food, restaurants and much more!

Seafood City was established twenty years ago with its first store in San Diego. They now have twenty locations sprinkled throughout the United States' west coast and hope they'll open one soon in my neck of the woods, Vancouver, Canada.
We toured around the store and found my favorites like a preassembled Halo Halo fruit mix. Halo Halo is a popular Filipino dessert typically served with a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated milk and sweet beans and fruits like red mung beans, palm fruit, jackfruit and macapuno (coconut). It's delicious and good for you!

Seafood City also has a good section featuring the infamous, Balut, fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo that is boiled and then eaten with a seasoning consisting of salt, chilli and vinegar. This is a common Filipino street food and considered to be an aphrodisiac with loads of protein. Perhaps not for the faint of heart;)

Hope you enjoy your quick tour around Seafood City and encourage you to visit one closest to you to explore and enjoy Seafood City's fabulous selection of food. Masarap!!