Oriental Co.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3.9 / 2 votes

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Asian grocery store in Nieuwmarkt


Oriental Co. is an Asian grocery store at the south edge of Nieuwmarkt.

In addition to the usual Asian sauces, vegetables, and packaged goods, Oriental Co. makes tofu in-house. A box of 2 blocks, totaling about 1kg, is €1.10. It is made Saturday and is usually available throughout the week, but sometimes they are sold-out come Thursday or Friday.

They also have homemade-looking tempeh in 400g blocks for €0.80.

Finally, they have some prepared tofu products and fake meats in their freezer (mini weiners, fake shrimp, chicken-ham), plus cans of vegan fake meat (mock duck, pork, chicken, and abalone) on the shelf.

Beware, the coconut milk ice cream has milk powder and is thus not vegan.

Added by timmy_tofu on Jan 7 08 (last updated Sep 9 10)

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Oriental Co. is a great find in Amsterdam for basic vegan necessities.

The tofu and tempeh are way cheaper than anywhere else - about a quarter of the price. The tofu is nice and comes in big blocks. The tempeh is very dry which at first felt odd while crumbling it with my hands but cooked wonderfully, even tasted good raw, and I think I prefer it now. Look for the tofu in clear plastic boxes sitting in a tub of water by the cash register.

The mock pork is basically just plain wheat gluten, but the mock duck is something most people would have trouble making on their own, I think. Each are only €1.15 per 10 oz. can.

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At the south-eastern corner of Nieuwmarkt square, where Geldersekade becomes Sint Antoniesbreestraat.

The 51, 53, and 54 metros all stop at the Nieuwmarkt station.

Not Wheelchair Accessible

Cash Only


  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Indonesian


Oriental Co. storefront

Oriental Co. storefront


9am - 6pm
11am - 5:30pm

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