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Parkson Cash & Carry

2 - 4 Clarence Road - Southend on Sea - Essex - SS1 1AN
Add Your ReviewTel: (01702) 342988Website: Not Available

Just off of Southend High Street in Clarence Road you will find Parksons cash and carry; a store specialising in Chinese and Eastern specialist ingredients and supplies.  The shop is quite a find; it is an adventure for the senses to just walk around and explore the wonderful array of items on sale.

Kien Wong moved from his original shop in Ridgway Road to the larger Parksons, in 2006. He has worked hard to attain and maintain a high level of quality and freshness in all that he supplies, resulting in being the major supplier to the majority of Chinese Restaurants and takeaways in the Essex area.

The range of items on offer is vast; there are isles packed full of dried ingredients such as soup stocks, fruits, beans, noodles, rice, teas, health broths, roots, sweets, nuts, biscuits, spices, herbs, fish and meat. A freezer isle offering a tempting choice of dim sum, buns, frozen fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits and meats.

Chinese, Thai and Japanese sauces, condiments, pastes and pickles fill another isle and you can also equip your kitchen with pans, woks, cooking utensils and a range of Chinese crockery.

However, in my view, the real draw of the shop is the wide choice of fresh ingredients on sale. Including, beautifully crisp and succulent vegetables, like bok choy, choy sum and wong baak (Chinese leaves/cabbage,) an assortment of fresh noodles, soya bean curd, herbs, roots and exotic fruits. Freshly cooked dumplings, deep fried bean curd, crab and fish cakes… I could go on, although I think you are better off making a visit yourself.

Our Summary
A large shop with a vast array of high quality fresh, dried, tinned, bottled and frozen Oriental and Asian produce - sold business to business and to the public. Also, a great place to buy woks, pans, cooking utensils and crockery. Friendly, courteous and helpful staff. Excellent fresh produce at very good prices.

Fact File
10am to 7pm.
Produce Available -
An excellent and extensive range of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Indian produce including:
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh and Dried Noodles, Soya & Rice
Herbs & Spices
Sauces, Condiments and Pastes
Rice Wines & Vinegars
Dried Soup Packs & Noodles
Dried Fruits, Seeds, Berries and Roots
Dried and Frozen Meats & Seafood
Snacks & Desserts
Teas, Health Drinks, and Juices
Tinned produce
Fresh and Frozen Dim Sum
Crockery, Cutlery Cookery Utensils
Chinese Produce:
The fresh Chinese vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs are amongst the best you can buy in the area.
As with the basic staple chinese ingredients such as Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Chilli Sauce, Sesame Oil and Shaoxing Wine - you get a higher quantity and quality for your money.
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Product Range: 5/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
Wow! This is the place to get the real deal, if you are into cooking this is the place to go! Friendly, helpful and genuine products Try the fresh chillies, and don't forget the freezer cabinet!!
Product Range: 5/5     Service: 4/5     Produce: 5/5
A little way back from the main high street this Asian store is a great find. The choice of fresh fruits and vegetables is fantastic. I always buy my Chinese essential ingredients here as they are better value and taste so much better than what the supermarkets offer.
Product Range: 5/5     Service: 4/5     Produce: 5/5
Wow this shop is great. So much to choose from at really good prices. I love trying out chinese and thai recipes and can buy all of the proper ingredients here. Great teas too.