Geordie Japan’s 2012 Year In Review



Wow what a year, since launching on the 13th of March 2012 Geordie Japan has exploded far beyond what was ever expected of it. 2013 is set to be an exciting year for us but before we look to the future we should look back at the year that was 2012. In this review article you will find some interesting stats about the site and handily, for those of you who are new to the site, links to every article across the past year.


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A Quick Guide To Toon’s Asian Supermarkets

A Quick Guide To Toon’s Asian Supermarkets

Newcastle is blessed with a fantastic “Chinatown”, and given Newcastle’s size there is an incredible wealth of Asian places to eat, drink and shop. Considering that including Toon’s there are only 5 Chinatown’s in England, it’s definitely something that should be explored as we are very lucky to have it. In the coming weeks we will be looking at all the different aspects of Newcastle’s Chinatown, but to start with, Geordie Japan presents a quick guide to the Asian supermarkets in Newcastle. Look for in depth profiles of each in the coming weeks.

First things first, where is Chinatown in Newcastle?  Chinatown centres on Stowell Street, the north end of the street faces towards St. James Park (Sports Direct Arena) marked by a beautiful Chinese arch and the south end comes out just next to ‘The Gate’. Officially the Chinatown area covers from Stowell Street to Westgate Road, although in this wider description not every business is Asian.

Name: Hiyou

Location: Newgate Street (Directions)

Size: Huge

Focus:  Chinese with Japanese, Korean, Thai and Fillipino.

Name: 7 Days

Location: St. Andrews Street (Directions)

Size:  Small

Focus:  Japanese with Korean

Name: Wing Hong Chinese Supermarket

Location: Stowell Street (Directions)

Size: Large

Focus:  Chinese with Japanese, Thai, Korean.

Name: Sunshine

Location: Taylors and Tanners Court (Directions)

Size: Medium

Focus:  Korean with Chinese

Name: Bangkok Minimart

Location: Low Friar Street (Directions)

Size: Small

Focus:  Thai

Name: Tsang Foods

Location: Fenkle Street (Directions)

Size: Medium

Focus:  Chinese

Look for in-depth looks at all supermarkets in the coming weeks as well as profiles and guides to the restaurants, cafes and other shops of Newcastle’s Chinatown.

Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below.