The good thing about living in a tightly knit neighborhood is that you can get tips from other people where to buy stuff. Teaz asked other house helps where we can buy more varieties of meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. Ate Elsie suggested we try to go to Cartimar.
You can go there via LRT station. Get off at LRT Gil Puyat and take a jeepney going to Baclaran. You may also opt to walk. There are also parking spaces if you want to bring your car.
I was surprised that there are a lot of stalls. There’s even a Savemore branch. There are also a lot of pets for sale!
A lot of Chinese, Japanese and Koreans visit the place because of imported items from China, Japan and Korea. My aunt told me that this place was really well known for its imported products before.
I haven’t tried this store’s taho but it looks delicious!
This cart full of fried tofu ready to be packed!
Packing in little plastic wrappers
Korean cooked white rice. Asian staple made simple!
Peanuts and rice crackers from a japanese store!
This flakes are added to a japanese dish for toppings.
Japanese rice for sushi!
Dainty bowl designs
Leaves for plating a japanese dish
When you reach the farthest store and have crossed the street, you will see a wet market.
I was surprised to see this big fish. When I asked what type of fish this is, they said this is tuna ready to be cut in portions.
Clams with very ornamental shells
We also source our taro root crops here.
Lotus roots used in chinese dishes. You can also find sesame leaves and red cabbage. I think these are imported from China.
I don’t know what these are but I think it is also imported from China.
Water bamboo shoot
When you visit Cartimar, you should be there around 6-7 am because the vegetables and other fresh finds ran out that quick! Also, be sure to use your haggling skills. Don’t forget to ask other sellers as well.
I hope you’ll enjoy your wet markets trips and find delight in fresh finds!