It is well known that ethnic cuisine is now part of our everyday life, at least at the restaurant. But this is not so obvious in our kitchens too. From now on it will be much easier, at least for Milanese residents, to reach ethnic supplies: Kathay, the largest multiethnic food store in Italy, just opened in Milan. A superstore provided with quality ingredients in order to cook oriental dishes at home. We are in the Paolo Sarpi area, Milan’s Chinatown, where Kathay recently moved growing significantly larger both in the space and in the products…let’s discover together what it is about!
WHAT IS THERE. Are you planning an Indian or Japanese dinner? Are you looking for that particular exotic fruit that you can’t find anywhere? Are you a mochi ice cream lover? Don’t worry, Kathay satisfies all your needs thanks to its 10thousand products: you will be amazed by the variety of food, mostly from Japan, Thailand, China, Philippines, Korea, India, Middle East and Latin America. In addition to the groceries, the store also offers an area dedicated to fresh food with exotic fruit and vegetables, a well-stocked drinks selection with a lot of beers, sake and other alcoholic drinks and a frozen food section for last minute dinners. Do you need the accessories to set the table according to the typical traditions of the origin countries? Here you will find everything you need, with an entire floor dedicated to organic products, spices, tea, books about Eastern, vegan and macrobiotic food and oriental furnishings. Everything at convenient prices. You don’t live in Milan? Don’t worry because Kathay ships throughout Italy, visit their online shop!
FROM THE OUTSIDE. Kathay, previously located in via Rosmini, has recently moved to via Canonica, in the heart of Chinatown, in a larger and more up-to-date location that you will immediately notice for the big red signs. The bus stop (43 and 57) is just in front of the entrance, but if you get off at the Arco della Pace stop you can take many trams that run Corso Sempione and reach the food store in less than ten minutes.
FROM THE INSIDE. Bright and welcoming, this thousand square meters’ supermarket spreads over two levels: the ground floor is divided in 5 areas (grocery store, fresh food, alcoholic beverages, frozen foods and household) while downstairs you can find organic products, books, spices and tea.
What do you think, are you ready for this ethnic culinary journey?
Via Canonica 54, Milan
+39 02 33105368
Open everyday from 9.30am to 7.30pm (on Sundays from 10.30am to 7pm)
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This article was written and translated by Giorgia Ginevra Ferrais.