Wellman's Tienmu - Closed


#1

The venerable little store that two decades ago when I arrived was about the only place to get imported canned goods and the like is closing its doors. Always a bit overpriced, the larger international supermarkets with similar and more often than not an even better selection of goods, finally forced it to shut down.


#2

They still have a selection of stuff that isn’t sold at most places, except at Willie’s deli, which has similar stuff.


#3

Oh, bummer. When I walked past it the other day they were in the process of pulling out the product and shelves. I was hoping that meant they were remodeling, not closing.

I agree with the previous poster: Both Wellman’s and Willie’s have (or had) very similar inventory, including quite a few things you still can’t find at Carrefour, Jason’s, City’s Super, or anywhere else in Tianmu as far as I know. And actually, on many of the items that Carrefour does carry, Wellman’s had slightly better prices. I wouldn’t have called them overpriced at all for imported western groceries in Taiwan.


#4

Their canned goods were always 10 to 20 NT more than any other store and many times the cans were past their due dates.


#5

Sorry, for reopening 200 day old topic, but…

Great. So, where can I find Phyllo dough now? Wellmans was the only place I could find it. Or, at least the only place I thought to look.


#6

Check any of the baking stores?


#7

I did that. All around me, all they seem to carry is puff pastry. From Hsinchu to Taichung to Taoyuan to Taipei, nothing. Wellmans had 3 boxes one time, I bought them all. My burek cup ranneth over.

I guess it is just not a thing here. I could make it myself, but that is an incredible pain in the guzi.
Hand-rolling dough for burek is an art and dark science, and I have no talent to speak of for that.


#8

Yep, there’s a reason they tell you to go buy it at the store :slight_smile: