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San Bruno Stroll: South Seas Global Foods


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San Bruno Stroll: South Seas Global Foods

Melanie Wong | | Mar 24, 2003 01:48 AM

After today’s lunch at Innya Lake, a small pack of ‘hounds took a stroll along San Mateo Avenue. If you’ve not been to this neighborhood before, it’s the cross roads of the world with many national cuisines represented: Korean, Burmese, Thai, Taiwanese, Sichuan, Hunan, Cantonese, Japanese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Fijian, Italian, and an all American burger joint. The headquarters for international foodstuffs is a small and tidy store called South Seas Global Foods. The storefront is painted with the flags of many nations and the window displays a fine selection of hot sauces.

I was utterly entranced wandering the aisles here seeing so many of the food products that I’ve read about on these boards from desperate chowhounds seeking the taste from home. Lyle’s treacle and golden syrup, Heinz spotted dick, Irish bacon, bangers of many kinds, pan de queso, frozen lefse, Russian preserved fruits, dende from Brazil, callalou, fresh curry leaves, name brand mayonnaise from all parts of the globe, sweet potato marmalade from Argentina, South African wines, monkey gland syrup, Marmite, Punjabi corn flour, New Zealand butter, farofa, anchovette, mustard oil, piri-piri, Irish butters, Heinz salad cream, carne seca, several brands and sizes of corned beef and corned mutton from NZ and Australia, Jamaican salted pig tail, frozen bread fruit, and much more than I can recount.

South Seas Global Foods
“Foods from Your Homeland – Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Polynesian, Caribbean and More!!”
Mua and Larry Bassetto
612 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066