Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Melted Butter

For several decades, this shop has been situated just off Longcheng Road (龙城路), in the city centre. I have certainly been shopping there for over twenty years. Known to most laowai as “the butter shop”, back then it was the only shop in Liuzhou to sell anything vaguely western: cheese, butter, olives, canned tuna, anchovies, capers, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce etc. It also carried an excellent range of flours, including high gluten bread flour.

When I passed today, I found it gone! Melted away in the night. Initially I was hoping they were just refurbishing, but a peek through the awning revealed the entire building to have been totally gutted.

In retrospect, I had noticed that lately they weren’t re-stocking some things when they sold out, but as this is quite common all over Liuzhou, I didn’t read too much into it.

I hope they reappear somewhere, but I’m not optimistic.

Fortunately we have more choices now, and there is always Taobao.

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3 Responses to “Melted Butter”

  1. John Perry Says:

    I always knew it as “The Cheese Shop”. Because we could buy packets of Kraft Processed “cheese”.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    They also had real cheese – cheddar and mozzarella . Kraft slices or clones thereof have always been widely available. Not that I want any.

  3. Robert Says:

    Trouble at The Old Mill

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