On moving to London recently I’ve been trying to find some decent oriental supermarkets in the vicinity of where I live (Balham). I was surprised to find that no-one seems to have documented this, so decided to make a list of any I discover to help out any future Chinese/Japanese/Thai/Korean food afficionados…
SYANG CHINESE FOOD CO
20 MITCHAM LANE
deleted this one as it didn’t seem to exist when I went in search of it..
Sadly it doesn’t seem that there are any asian food stores (other than Indian) around Clapham/Balham. If you do know of any please let me know. Otherwise I do most of my shopping in Chinatown, where there is a big selection, and on Brewer St just North of Piccadilly Circus which has a few good Japanese supermarkets, notably Arigato (though it’s a little pricey) and another which is hard to spot a bit further down the road (but on the same side) towards Regent St.
On a slightly different note, Willett’s Family Butchers offer specially cut meats (e.g. for shabu shabu or sukiyaki) delivered free of charge within London.