美华超市 – Mei Hua Market

美华超市 
Hours: 9am – 8pm including Weekend
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Customer Reviews

  •   Huge selection of fresh and frozen meats/produce. The kids and I go here at least once a month. They pick a new drink and new ramen to try every time. For such a small footprint they have an amazing inventory. Prices are average and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

    thumb Mike L.
    8/10/2022

      Great market, nice variety of Chinese foods for many different meal preps.

    thumb Chris C.
    8/10/2022

      Great selection, good prices! Love the cookware area and the dishes! Friendly staff, too!

    thumb Michelle B.
    1/01/2022
  •   Bigger than a bodega, smaller than a supermarket.  Everything seemed more expensive than other markets.

    thumb Nessie V.
    7/27/2021

      This was the secret gem I was looking for. It's an authentic Chinese market (that I believe is run by HK natives). Employees speak excellent Cantonese and English, and are genuinely really helpful while keeping it real on advice for fresh products. Although the store is a tad on the denser side (in the sense that they pack A LOT of product in the store), the food is fairly fresh and comparatively the most affordable I've seen in comparison to other Asian Markets in the area. It's one of two hidden Chinese markets and it's really nice. It reminds me of a store in my hometown. You can get everything you need there. Honestly, I'm most excited about how much cheaper it is in relation to the Vietnamese/Thai run international markets nearby. (Each have their own perks though!) Finally, the place is clean and well lit. No major complaints.

    thumb Kelly K.
    5/24/2021

      I think a correction is in order here.  Not an "Asian" plaza.  CHINESE.  Not the same thing.  Mei Hua means plum blossom in Han Chinese.  Chinese and Vietnamese think plum blossoms symbolize resilience because they bloom even in adverse weather. This grocery has a wide range of Far East Asian goods, with some Southeast Asian groceries.  Virtually no Central or South Asian selections.  We wouldn't describe a Polish Deli as a "White" store, right?  Or a Mexican grocery as an "American" store...well actually, Trevor Noah says "there's nothing more American than tacos," so maybe we should.  Anyway, the selection here is pretty amazing.  Lots of ingredients as well as prepared frozen and instant foods you just can't find anywhere else in the region.   Mostly Chinese, but also a fair selection of Korean, Vietnamese, Lao, and some Japanese, Burmese, Thai, and Cambodian foodstuffs.  And really diverse in terms of the Chinese goods, for tastes from all over China.  You can often tell the ethnic demography of an Asian grocery by the rice section.
    This store has a great selection of rice for ethnically Chinese tastes. Workers are very helpful, they stay out of your way if that's what you want, but if you need help they know where everything is which is more impressive if you visit.  A very important skill is that they can give you specific recommendations if you know what you ate and liked, can show them a YELP picture, and explain you're trying to make it yourself.  You may get talked into some oddly specific cookware, and ingredients with no translation, but you'll be better able to follow the you-tube video with the Chinese cook.  I never understood why Chinese chopsticks are so much longer than Japanese hachi, but it turns out you need the added distance from the dangerously hot Chinese food coming out of frying oil.  There's a very good selection of prepared frozen foods like buns to steam and serve, fishcake, and instant noodles so don't think that you have to try to learn how to cook Chinese to shop here.  Still, a real rice steamer is a must. And remember, China is not the same thing as Asia, though Chinese influence did spread far.

    thumb Rohan D.
    5/14/2021
  •   My go to Chinese groccery store in the Milwaukee area. There's a decent selection of produce, frozen food, dishware, and  cookware and a large selection of sauces and dried goods.

    thumb Cathy C.
    12/24/2020

      It's fine.. just fine.  Lots of frozen products that are old look like it had thawed and refrozen. Pantry, dry goods items are decently stocked with decent selection. Overall, a bit cluttered and disorganized for my tastes.

    thumb M N.
    7/19/2020

      This market is an absolute gem! We love supporting small/local, and this place has it all!
    A wide variety of both fresh and frozen products.
    Their dumpling selection is awesome!

    Posted a few photos of the items I purchased from here.

    They definitely made returning customers out of us!

    Dumpling rating: 8.1/10

    thumb Meagan M.
    4/10/2020
  •   It's  just like being in China Town in Chicago.

    They do  have a good selection of items to pick from.    

    Prices are comparable to other stores in the area.  

    Most of the employees English is okay enough for you to understand.  

    This location could be cleaner overall.

    thumb Audrey G.
    2/04/2020