Oh! I forgot about that store! It’s a goldmine for imported American food, but you pay goldmine prices too. It’s worth it though.
Here’s my directions - after you buy your lime juice at the Carrefour on Taya Road (I know they have it there, and it’s way cheaper), head down Taya Road towards Taichung city. Somewhere it changes to ChungChing Road. Go through the hugeanemous intersection that crosses the freeway (it has an equally large gas station on the right).
Continue for another km and you will cross a canal, and arrive at a smaller but significant intersection that has a big furniture store on the far right corner. It’s a T-shaped intersection, so you can go straight or right, but not to the left. If you look to the right, you will see the road dips down and then back up again, and has large retaining walls on either side, holding back the flow and stench of the large canal. I’ve heard people refer to this as “The Airport Road” several times before, and it does head that way. I suspect this is they Hwy 74 Michael is referring to.
Go through the intersection, and go about 2 blocks, then slow down and keep looking to the right. The store is within the next 1 to 5 blocks. It IS there, but it is EXTREMELY difficult to see. It’s past the Mercedes dealer by one or two blocks, and it is in the middle of the block, not at an intersection. It says something about “Bakery Goods” in English, but I don’t remember the exact name.
The only other landmark I can think of is that there is a place to make a U-turn right after the store. Most of the road has a median, but there is a break in the median about 20 meters after the store.
If you pass a McDonalds on your left side, you’ve gone too far. If you hit Wenhsin Road, you’ve gone WAY too far. (Like 15 minutes too far)
This store is not a supermarket, it’s a micro-market. A true mom & pop. They specialize in bakery supplies and have all sorts of good stuff! DEFINITELY worth a trip!
Enjoy! I think I’m gonna have to head over there this weekend now…