If you're a regular reader of mmm-yoso, you know I've been following the opening of Thuan Phat Supermarket in the former Vien Dong location. Now that the crowds have calmed down a bit, we decided to check the place out.
First thing I noticed was the "SF" logo, and after returning home, I found that Thuan Fat and Shun Fat (aka SF) Supermarket are basically one in the same. Though it was noted that each Supermarket adjusts what they carry for the demographic.
Walking into Thuan Phat, you'd notice little difference from the former Vien Dong market.
The store is brighter, and looks cleaner. But the basic layout is pretty much the same.
This being basically an SF Supermarket makes for a good variety of products, and though the focus of the produce, and most items being Vietnamese, there's also a good selection of Chinese products as well.
The variety of seafood is good, as are the prices. I'm not sure if the prices observed will be regular prices, or are just a grand opening draw.
FOY "Chia" mentioned that Yum Cha Cafe was opening in Thuan Phat. In case you aren't familiar with Yum Cha Cafe, it is a very popular take-out Dim Sum (Yum Cha) shop located in the San Gabriel Superstore. It's not the most mind-boggling Dim Sum you'll ever have, but it has always been of decent quality, and very cheap. This made perfect sense since the company that owns Shun Fat and Thuan Phat, also owns the San Gabriel Superstore. I did notice the construction taking place in the now partitioned former "deli" area:
Walking around the corner I noticed a doorway. Above the doorway was all the verification I needed:
So it looks like dining in the Linda Vista area is getting more and more interesting........
Thuan Phat Supermarket
6935 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111