Chinese supermarkets are like a universe of their own. Most of the stuff they have on the shelves may look alien to people who see it for the first time. I like to venture out to Wah Nam Hong and Oriental, mostly to buy fresh veggies to stock my pantry, although I don’t like grocery shopping that much.
You can’t get things like your daily milk and bread there (unless it’s coconut milk), but when it comes to those necessary ingredients you need to cook something tropical and Asian, this is the place to be.
From all sorts of fresh vegetables and herbs, fruit to spices, a zillion amount of different shaped and flavored noodle soups, oyster sauces to dried and canned mushrooms, strange-looking dried fungus or fish or their frozen relatives either in disguise as dim sum or in natural state, you can find it here. I do read the ingredients on the back as I want to avoid products with palm oil in them.
If you need cooking utensils, they also have steam trays, rice cookers etc.
The staff is helpful if you can’t find what you’re looking for even though not everyone speaks Dutch at the branch at West Kruiskade.
My advice to you if you’re a first timer; take the time to see what they have and where it’s stored as it can be pretty busy and crowded.
Find them at either Chinatown or at the Markthal where you can eat some ‘street-food’ upstairs.