Grocery Finds # 1

For those in Sana’a, here are a few new things that I have noticed at Shumaila Hari (off of Haddah Street):

Kraft grated Parmesan Cheese and Kraft Parmesan and Romano grated cheese. (in the green cylinder canister) A little on the expensive side: 1800 riyals. Located in the dairy/juice refrigerated section.

Hershey’s Chocolate Chips Semi Sweet or Milk Chocolate: 1000 riyals. Located in the dairy/juice refrigerated section.

Arm and Hammer Baking Soda: two sizes, the small size (8 oz) was 310 riyals. Located on the tea/coffee aisle but on the end section near the produce.

Rold Gold Pretzels: 1000 riyals (located in the snack aisle). They also have tortilla chips.

These items may be available elsewhere but these are the first time I have personally seen them here.

Living in Sana’a and found some new items in the stores? Let me know and I’ll post them insha Allah.

Still looking for cornmeal. I know its here (a friend once gave me some), but can’t find it. On the Hijrah to Yemen group, a few sisters suggested getting popcorn ground up into cornmeal. One sister said, you have to get creative.

Another sister was looking for grits. I purchased something that resembled grits here a few years back but didn’t really like them. Semolina is sold here and some use that for a breakfast grain/cereal.

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2 Responses

  1. Hi- i shop in Shumaila hari as well but i found cornmeal in city mart. In the spice section they have it. Its called SAMEED. I bought it a few times and i fried fish with it. it was great. i just bought it recently. hope u can find it. by the way its white cornmeal not yellow

  2. As salaamu alaykum,

    JazakAllahu kheyr! I’ll have to look there and thanks for the name too, now I can know what to ask for! It looked like they should have it in the spice section at City Mart, they have so much stuff, but I still couldn’t locate it, not knowing what it was called. I get seeing the fenugreek powder and would get excited because it looked like the cornmeal at first glance, lol.

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