- 3 Chome-38 Asagayaminami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 3 minutes from JR Asagaya Station, South Exit
- 12:00pm - 12:00am
- Owner speaks Nepali, English, and Japanese
EVEREST SPICE AND HALAL FOOD
Asagaya’s Gateway to South Asian Cooking
[published August 2020]
Just a stone’s throw away from Asagaya Station and the Smile Hotel, Everest Spice and Halal Food has just about everything you need to cook traditional food from South Asia. As the name implies, the small shop’s shelves are covered with various spices and Halal food ingredients with most products from Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Of these countries, there is a large Muslim population from all of them besides Nepal so although not all products are Halal, about 80% of them are including all meat products. Everest stocks frozen halal meat such as mutton from Australia and New Zealand and Chicken from Brazil.
Asagaya is actually well known for its large population of Nepali people, influencing many of the shops and restaurants in the area. With around 70% of its customers being Nepali, Everest Spice has been keeping them from getting homesick since 2014. Stocking its shelves with a variety of spices, beans, vegetables, meat products, sauces, snacks, curries and more, it is no wonder so many foreign and Japanese customers alike shop here. Kind owner Jeevan says, “Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are from! If you are shopping for spices to make your own curry, you have come to the right place. If you don’t know how to make curry or need help finding the right spices, please ask. I will give you directions or recommendations as needed.” With a friendly owner and a variety of products that you’ll hardly be able to find anywhere else in Tokyo, it makes a great place to stop by for food shopping, especially if you are in the Asagaya area.
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