Adastra Pacific is located at 269 Wellington Road South, Stockport, around 7 miles south of Manchester city centre. The postcode for satnav is SK1 3RA. The shop is open 7 days a week. The phone number is 0161 480 6748.
Adastra Pacific sells a wide range of Filipino and Oriental products. Here's a sample of what's on offer:
Thai Jasmine Rice in 25 kilo bags - Fresh exotic fruit and vegetables - All kinds of noodles including Filipino, Chinese and Japanese Udon noodles - Nissin noodles in a pot - All types of frozen fish and seafood, including milk fish (bangus), prawns and others - Non-Filipino Oriental products such as curry powder, Thai soups and sauces, Vietnamese soups and flavourings... Oriental drinks such as coconut (Buko) juice, C2 iced tea and others...
The shop also stocks more conventional products, like ketchup, peanut butter, cans of Coke and mineral water, though not alcohol or cigarettes.
For customers located outside the store's catchment area, it's possible to buy Filipino products via mail order. .
Advantages of shopping at Adastra Pacific:
Cost - The prices are significantly below those you might pay in Chinatown or other city centre retail stores. And there's free parking next to the shop.
Convenience - The shop is close to people living in the Stockport / South Manchester area. It's on the 192 bus route, and just 5 minutes drive from the M60 motorway
Friendliness - Unlike at certain other oriental food outlets, you will always be given a warm welcome by Imelda and Tony at Adastra Pacific.
Exclusive products - The shop sells products you won't find at Tescos or Sainsbury's. There are some products on sale in the shop you won't find anywhere else but in the Philippines.
Home delivery - Whether you purchase at the store, or order by phone, larger orders can be delivered to your home.
Socialising and enjoying Filipino food
Adastra Pacific isn't just a place to buy goods. Filipinos like to gather there, either in the shop or upstairs in the multi-purpose room. There's nothing Filipinos like doing more than socialising whilst enjoying delicious Filipino food, and plenty of that goes on there.
Filipinos are very welcoming and friendly to guests, so whatever your nationality or origin, the chances are you will make new friends here.
The website is: www.adastrapacific.co.uk/Written by Aidan O'Rourke