A new Chinese supermarket appears to have opened in Catonsville -- giving you a supplement to the Korean-run markets that already make Rte 40 a terrific place for food.
Great Wall Supermarket appears to have opened this week. This is a chain with several locations in Virginia, and I love the Asian supermarkets that often have products that run from Iran or India through Korea and Japan.
Already, H Mart and two Lotte on Rte 40 are terrific places for everything from produce to packaged goods, fish to frozen dumplings. The new Lotte in Catonsville has incredible Indian options.
In Virginia, the Great Wall overlapped with H Mart, but then had many Chinese ingredients and foods that weren't in the Korean-run stores. I saw some Yelp posts that suggest the opening may have been rough, but that say the Great Wall will have roast duck and roast pork.
Hat tip to Cornelia, who posted on the HowChow Facebook page. Please comment about what you see at Great Wall and what you recommend. You need to drive past Lotte and H Mart if you're coming from Howard County, so I assume that our locals will go there mostly for items that aren't available at the existing places.
Great Wall Supermarket
5510 Baltimore National Pike (Rte 40)
Catonsville, MD 21207
NEAR: Great Wall appears to be on Rte 40 just inside the Baltimore beltway. From Ellicott City, it probably makes sense to drive east on Rte 40. From southern Howard County, consider just going north on I-95 and curving around on I-695.