In Qatar, you can find Asian ingredients at many popular supermarkets/hypermarket chains. There are also smaller Asian specialty stores and grocery shops in Qatar where you can find products and meals you can’t find in larger establishments. Take a look at these stores!
Al Sadd’s Amana Puregold store is a Filipino grocery store with a large selection of Filipino and local products. They also sell popular Philippine products such as clothing and beauty products. Aside from milkfish, smoked cassava, banana blossom, glutinous rice balls, pepper leaves, native cakes, and BongBong’s products, you can also find calamansi, salted eggs, and ready-to-eat items.
- Contact: 4441 8840; 7470 7132
- Location: Building 44, Street 893, Al Sadd, Doha, Qatar
Jakarta Supermarket, located in Matar Qadeem, stocks ingredients such as Asam Kandis, Bengkuang fruit, black glutinous rice, black jelly, dog fruit, coconut leaf, Kencur, Melinjo, palm fruit, tuberose flower, and pandan leaf.
- Contact: 7751 7535
- Location: Al Matar Al Qadeem St, Doha
In Qatar, the Kabayan Supermarket is a favorite among foreign workers (OFWs). The store offers a wide variety of products, including fruits, vegetables, canned goods, frozen items, condiments, and various grocery items. The street also has a Kabayan Supermarket (with a Department Store).
- Contact: 4431 7866
- Location: Al Tarbiya St in front of City Souq
Korean Food Centre
In this small shop, you can find Kimchi, Topokki sauce, Korean BBQ sauces, Ramyun, Crispy seaweed, Soybean paste, Gochujang, Melona, and more. Other Japanese food products include Kewpie, matcha, and pickled ginger (gari).
- Contact: 4436 0316
- Location: Al Jazeera St, Bin Mahmoud, Doha
Retailers at KWIQ Supermarket also sell goods from other Southeast Asian countries. KWIQ now sells Musang King and Sultan Durians in Qatar’s south. Tempe, Royco, Sasa, Indofood, Sosro, Sosro products, and gula Merah are also available.
- Contact: 5585 3719; 5536 1054
- Location: Zone 92, Street 600, Building 123, Unit 11, New Souq Mesaieed AS-25, Building A, No.4, Al Wakrah, Qatar
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kwiqsupermarket/
Qatindo-Qatar Indonesia Supermarket
Qatindo (Qatar-Indonesia) Supermarket is one of the shops that you can go to if you’re planning to cook Indonesian or Malaysian meals. Ingredients include candlenut, banana leaf, jackfruit, galangal, turmeric leaf, lemongrass, mangosteen, snake fruit, kecap manis, and more. Additionally, they do home deliveries across Qatar via WhatsApp.
- Contact: 4442 1823; 5508 3250
- Location: Old Al Ghanim, Doha
The Philippine Store
Al Sadd’s Philippine Store offers a range of Pinoy groceries and food. During the season, fruit such as mangosteens, carabao mangoes, calamansi, saba, and santol is regularly fetched by air cargo. Furthermore, the store carries dried taro leaves, ube powder, dried bilimbi, and dried fruits.
- Contact: 3397 6892 (WhatsApp for delivery)
- Location: Al Defaaf Street, Al Sadd
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philippinestoreqatar/
Vision Mart has a wide selection of Korean and Japanese food items, including a variety of chilled items, confectionery, snacks, drinks, cooking ingredients, dry products, frozen items, ready-to-eat foods, and even Kimbap. There are plenty of BTS products available at Vision Mart, including posters, postcards, magazines, and even cold brew coffee.
- Contact: 7067 5184; 4435 8523
- Location: Juwan Gallery Building, Al-Sadd, Doha
- Website: http://vision-mart.com/
Yellow River Supermarket
Among the items sold at Yellow River Supermarket in Al Aziziya are dumplings, steamed buns, Lee Kum Kee products, and Haday products. Do you struggle to find what you want at the big supermarkets? For Chinese ingredients, head to Yellow River Supermarket.
- Contact: 3008 4606; 3030 7288
- Location: Al Aziziya St, Doha
Are you familiar with these establishments? Did you have a good time? Are there more East and Southeast Asian food stores and grocery stores in Qatar? Tell us in the comments!