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Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby SloanRanger » 15 Jun 2012, 04:14

Hi friends! I'm moving to Banqiao from the UK with my wife in a few weeks time.

There a few British staples that I will miss and I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on if and where I might be able to find the following around Taipei and Banqiao

1. Baked Beans (Heinz only) - or even Beans & Sausages
2. Proper ham - not smoked, nor reconstituted and definitely not Spam
3. Ale - a decent beer that isn't sweet, fizzy or Guiness

It's not like I need these things on a daily basis but I'm slightly worried that after about a month or so I'm going to get a hankering for something familiar and want to be prepared.

Many thanks in advance
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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby Dragonbones » 15 Jun 2012, 09:07

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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby Big Doggy Daddy » 26 Jun 2012, 10:36

Webspar imports hard-to-find goodies from the UK and South Africa, and delivers too, although the shop is not far from Banqiao too. www.webspartaiwan.com
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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby BigJohn » 26 Jun 2012, 11:43

SloanRanger wrote:Hi friends! I'm moving to Banqiao from the UK with my wife in a few weeks time.

There a few British staples that I will miss and I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on if and where I might be able to find the following around Taipei and Banqiao

1. Baked Beans (Heinz only) - or even Beans & Sausages
2. Proper ham - not smoked, nor reconstituted and definitely not Spam
3. Ale - a decent beer that isn't sweet, fizzy or Guiness

It's not like I need these things on a daily basis but I'm slightly worried that after about a month or so I'm going to get a hankering for something familiar and want to be prepared.

Many thanks in advance


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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby Mick » 26 Jun 2012, 11:54

SloanRanger wrote:Hi friends! I'm moving to Banqiao from the UK with my wife in a few weeks time.

There a few British staples that I will miss and I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on if and where I might be able to find the following around Taipei and Banqiao

1. Baked Beans (Heinz only) - or even Beans & Sausages
2. Proper ham - not smoked, nor reconstituted and definitely not Spam
3. Ale - a decent beer that isn't sweet, fizzy or Guiness

It's not like I need these things on a daily basis but I'm slightly worried that after about a month or so I'm going to get a hankering for something familiar and want to be prepared.

Many thanks in advance


With a shopping list of Heinz baked beans, ham and Ale, I hardly think you needed to tell us you were from the UK :) That being said, Jasons at 101 is usually good for foreign items, more expensive though, I go there for Pataks curry paste as its the only place I have found in Taiwan that sells it. RT mart is cheaper, they usually stock another brand of baked beans which is ok and have a small deli and the wine section is probably one of the best here.
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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby cranky laowai » 26 Jun 2012, 12:03

To get those items in Banqiao, try Jason's (in FE21) or City Super (Mega City), both of which are near the Banqiao train station and "Banqiao" MRT stop.
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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby Dragonbones » 26 Jun 2012, 19:31

1. Baked Beans (Heinz only) - or even Beans & Sausages: Maybe Wellman's in Tianmu or the high-end import supers (Far Eastern, City Super, Breeze Super, or Jason's)
2. Proper ham - not smoked, nor reconstituted and definitely not Spam: deli's at the above latter group
3. Ale - a decent beer that isn't sweet, fizzy or Guiness: all of the above; also see the Beer threads in Food.
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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby Charlie Phillips » 27 Jun 2012, 01:41

cranky laowai wrote:To get those items in Banqiao, try Jason's (in FE21) or City Super (Mega City), both of which are near the Banqiao train station and "Banqiao" MRT stop.


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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby Dragonbones » 27 Jun 2012, 10:49

Sure, but he specified "around Taipei and Banqiao", so we answered accordingly. :wink:
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Re: Ham, Baked Beans and Ale

Postby SloanRanger » 02 Jul 2012, 04:59

That's brilliant everyone, thanks so much for this advice :)

It sounds like I needn't pack my suitcase with too many tins of beans! I think I'll try all those places but it's brilliant that there's two shops in Banqiao as well, that was really more than I'd hoped for.

If you see someone looking sunburnt by a deli counter in august that'll be me!

Cheers

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