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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jungle Jim Escapade

Jungle Jim's Escapade

I been hearing good reviews online and offline friends who also have an awesome experience about Jungle Jims International Market located at Cincinnati, Ohio. It's like 2 hours drive from where I am. I'm wondering what it feels to shopped at this store and finally for over 5 years, I was able to experience it myself. The driving part is fun! I was able to explore some views in Ohio and that excitement and curiosity is fueled me for the whole 2 hours drove. 
This is super late post! I shopped at Jungle Jims International last December of 2013 (oops! I told you its late). I totally forgot about it until stumble upon some photos saved on my blog. I think this is the prefect time to share my experienced, which is by the way so AWESOME! We went in there round Christmas week and the whole place is packed its not a surprise when holiday season is right on your toe, people are rushed for their last minute shopping other than that they have a very wide, wide varieties of food from different places. I would not expect finding my favorite fruit in the store and its really surprising. Some of my friends were so lucky find some rambutan which is so rare here. We'll be back soon to explore the new Jungle Jims, for meantime come on join me as I explore the Jungle Jims International Market!

PLAN YOUR TRIP:
There are two Jungle Jims International Market in Ohio
Fairfield- (Jungle Jims new store). Noted on our next map plan..Wink:)
 Located at :
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
 - About the same travel distance and its about 20-30 minutes drive from old Junge Jims

Cincinnati- (Jungle Jim old store) WOW! Its amazing that you can find anything in this store, especially if your looking for something unique. I found a lot of Filipino food that I love and it just felt like I'm shopping in the Philippines. They also have a wide varieties, I'm talking about really wide collections from wines, cheeses, olives,bake goods, beers- (got hubby's san miguel beer )  and much much more. It is also categories by country for easy find. I can explore the whole place for hours...:
Located at:
4450 Eastgate South Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45245
- same travel distance from where I am maybe little close compare to new store.



EXPLORE:
I came in for one reason.. SHOP! and EXPLORE! 
I'm very please for everything from the seafood varieties they offer fresh seafood like fresh shrimp, live lobster, fishes and much much more. Didn't get any because of the travel time and afraid that it might be as fresh after 2 hours in the car.
I spend most of time exploring Dry goods where I got all my stuff is from Mango juice, curly tops and all my favorite late night snacks like chippy, moby, piatos, soy sauce, vinegar, canned goods and much more! YUM!

International Market- ( Fruits and Vegetables ) This pretty cool for me! I've seen fruit and vegetables that I can't find somewhere else.. Exotic fruits like Durian and Jackfruit ( Langka )
I only bought the Jackfruit because its look so good and this is one of my favorite fruit. It's little pricey for tiny sliced but its all worth,  Its like being in Pinas without moving an inch. I ate one or two peices in one day to prolonged that moment hehehe.
- Very good experience and planning to go back and explore the new store! Can't wait!- Did you feel the excitement? cause I'm smiling right now:)
Have great week ahead and See you in few days for more awesome recipes adventures, whatever may be I'm sure its going to FUN!
xoxoxo- Melgie

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57 comments:

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  2. it must have been a delight to you to taste some local stuff minus the freight cost. i hope they're affordable at jungle jim's escapade!

    Farida
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    1. I am pleased with the selections but its little pricey. Thanks, Sis:)

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  3. Glad to hear that you found an international store that caters products from your home country. But I bet it is a bit expensive compare to local prices here in the Philippines.

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    1. It is expensive but it surely satisfy my cravings...Thanks!:)

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  4. I actually thought at first that you shopped here in PH because of the piattos chippy etc. Hehe.. Lately, I discovered SnR.. (Okay!) I know I'm living under a rock!) I just discovered it recently and it's like American style of groceries which sells in huge quantities. :)

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    1. It covered mostly Europe and Asian countries. Thanks:)

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  5. I wonder why it's called Jungle Jim's... :-) It's been a long time since I ate langka, nakaka-miss!

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    1. I'm not sure why its called jungle jims but inside the store its like a jungle..hehehe you can trees, plants and a snake coaster outside where kids can ride and tour the place.. and lot of very unique and nice pieces inside. You really feel like lost in the jungle with all the foodies..:) Thanks!

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  6. Good for you Melgie. At least there's always something to look forward to in the future.

    Piattos!!!

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  7. It's obvious that you had a lot of fun while shopping. I personally love groceries as well. Haha.

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  9. Wow, you might have missed those chips no? Hehe... Great that there are already markets like that para naman di masyado namimissed ang pagkaing Pinoy. I will look forward to all your future food adventures :)

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  10. Yay for you! My in-laws live in the US, and they really get excited whenever they are able to taste the familiar flavors of home, so I can totally imagine your excitement!

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  11. Whao.. an international store. I'm sure you be able to get many different ingredients which are not available in the local stores from it. :) Looking forward to your next dish you be creating.

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    1. Oh yeah! :) I found a lot of foodies that I loved. Thanks!

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  12. I love markets such as that one so I'm pretty sure I'll love that place too. It's really fun to explore and discover new food to eat (as well as old faves too). :)

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    1. couldn't ask for more. It feels like home:) Thanks!

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  13. Do you still live in Fairfield, OH? We had our training in Cincinntati and we wish to visit Cinti this May! I should check Jungle jim by then!

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    1. Its like 2 hours away from where I live. That's awesome! and I'm sure you gonna love the place. :) Hopefully we can see each other.:) Thanks!

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  14. Wow, mga produktong pinoy :) We also had langka last Sunday. A young people of the church brought us half of the whole fruit for free...

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  15. Wah ang saya naman nyan! People living near Jungle Jim must be so lucky. I can only imagine your bliss when you saw the Filipino products!

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  17. What a wonderful experience to shop where products from all over the world are available, and to find Pinoy favorites too. :) Worth it nga ang drive. Kung ako siguro, I'd take the trip every few weeks. hehehe

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    1. We have one close to my place all Filipino din but not as big as Jungle Jim. Def. worth the drive and love to come back soon.:) Thanks!

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  21. Glad to know there is such store in the area. At least, you'll be able to buy products from our country because I know how much you miss them. :-)

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    1. Yup! its different talaga if you have your own favorite.. sarap ng feeling. Thanks!

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  24. Next time let me know if you want to go back there.i want to come along hehe.

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  25. Wow, dami pinoy items. At least, nakakatulong sa pagkamiss sa pagkaing Pinas. I'm worth it's worth the long trip. :-)

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    1. It is definitely worth the trip. Thank you!:)

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  26. Wow, must be a haven for your all your pinoy food cravings. LOL ...

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  27. Whoaaa!!! Finally a store to get all your pinoy food craving pleasures from!! LOL! :P

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  28. Ooh, jackfruits!pinoy food haven :) What Filipino dish do you love most and what fruit do you crave the most? (curious much lol)

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    1. I love Lechon Baboy the most! I wish i can have it anytime I want to (lol)... and my most favorite fruit that I wish I could have right now is Marang:) Thank you!:)

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  29. glad to know you can buy Filipino food easily :)

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