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Old 14th April 2019, 12:01 PM
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As a brit I would also give you a blank look at most of those american items. You need to learn the local names.
Was going to say the same thing. I haven't a clue about most of what the OP is talking about.
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There's a health food chain store called Health Options they have several locations throughout the archipelago.
https://www.healthyoptions.com.ph/ And if I'm not mistaken they have 3 spots in the Visayas region one in Bacolod, they sell the corn flour or corn meal I heard this from another expat, there's also one located near me but when I say near it's a 1.5 hr drive located in Sta Rosa Laguna (Luzon). https://www.healthyoptions.com.ph/stores

You and Gary have it right they use different names I think Masa would be one of the names used for corn flour, I remember this was sold up in the Angeles region at the markets like this.
I use Healthy Options too and other online health store in the Philippines. As for the grocery shopping, I also learned not to ask the sales personnel or else you will get that confused look hahaha! I just find it myself. They usually say - we don't have that when it's all stock up somewhere because they don't know how to categorize it. - Is it a gourmet or oriental? is it a produce or an instant? -things like that LOL
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I use Healthy Options too and other online health store in the Philippines. As for the grocery shopping, I also learned not to ask the sales personnel or else you will get that confused look hahaha! I just find it myself. They usually say - we don't have that when it's all stock up somewhere because they don't know how to categorize it. - Is it a gourmet or oriental? is it a produce or an instant? -things like that LOL
Same here I've learned not to bother the staff because most could care less where their products are but I have been surprised occasionally by someone that knows or cares but it's only every blue moon though and I agree its best to find it yourself.

Yesterday I traveled all the way to Calamba just to find some packaged dry beans they aren't available in my area or the variety is very limited and expensive, I found white, brown and red beans at the SM grocery and the price was cheap, making chili today in the crock pot.

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Same here I've learned not to bother the staff because most could care less where their products are but I have been surprised occasionally by someone that knows or cares but it's only every blue moon though and I agree its best to find it yourself.

Yesterday I traveled all the way to Calamba just to find some packaged dry beans they aren't available in my area or the variety is very limited and expensive, I found white, brown and red beans at the SM grocery and the price was cheap, making chili today in the crock pot.
Yes SM truly upholds their "We got it all for you" LOL

If I'm in Manila, I usually go to China town for all my spices. It's worth the travel if you buy in bulk.

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