By Michele Laudig
Move over Lee Lee's and Ranch 99 -- there's a gargantuan new Asian supermarket in town.
It's called Mekong Plaza, and it opens this Saturday. The 100,000 square foot market, located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Dobson in Mesa (across from Asian Cafe Express, that Chinese place I reviewed in August), has been under construction for a couple years now. The space used to be a Target in its former life.
The emphasis here is Southeast Asian culture and cuisine. Besides the market itself, other tenants include Vietnamese eateries UnPHOgettable, Com Tam Thuan Kieu Restaurant, and MyLynn Cafe, as well as Taiwan Food Express. Additional spots scheduled to open soon are two more Vietnamese joints, BOCA7 Restaurant and Banh Mi O Ten Restaurant (hooray for Vietnamese sandwiches!). Also in the works are a bakery, pizza place, dim sum spot, and ice cream/frozen yogurt shop.
Mekong Plaza's grand opening runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 18. Regular business hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.