218, FuCian Road, Sec. 1,
(06) 222-2257, (06) 227-9591
Hours: Everyday 8 am-10:30 pm
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--By Rebekah Godfrey & Matt Gibson Translated
by Annie Liu
Klin, Tainan's oldest import grocer, has operated
on the historic corner of Tainan's FuCian and NanMen Roads
for fifty-six years. The wall behind the till displays a cracked
and faded black and white photograph of the corner back when
the roads were packed gravel and the primary form of transportation
was still the bicycle. Ms. Yang, who inherited the store,
will tell you proudly of the days when her father would spend
his mornings baking bread and delivering it on bicycle to
the nearby American Army Club and International Press Agency.
Boasting arguably the widest selection of exotic and import
groceries in Tainan, Klin is a favourite among local shoppers.
In Klin you can purchase everything from SPAM (NT$120 per
can) to Yorkshire Pudding Mix (NT$50 per kg) to Smoked Salmon
(454g for NT$550). With too many items to list, this author
suggests not stopping in to get what you need, but going in
to see what you want.