Being a person of Japanese ancestry, I have to have my Japanese food. Buying Japanese food in Saigon can get a bit expensive. Hence, I normally just focus on buying miso soup and curry blocks. If I am lucky, I have friends from Japan bring me some of my favorite Japanese items.
Now, with the popularity of Lazada and other online marketplaces, it is easier to get Japanese food in Vietnam. Shop Fuji is a relatively new online marketplace at Lazada that offers Japanese food at a very good price. Just look at some of the prices below and you will understand why this will become a very popular online shop for those seeking Japanese food products here in Vietnam.
Yes, you see Mitsuya Cider for 29,000 VND (below). You will not get this price at the popular Japanese store here in Saigon. I bought 5 bottles already. They have a couple more left.
Below you see a curry block for 89,000 vnd. The cheapest you get curry blocks at stores in Saigon now are 118,000 vnd.
Even instant noodles are relatively cheap.
There are many good buys at Shop Fuji. I am curious to see how this online shop goes. Will they be able to open up a real shop to compete with the local players?