EEC Elite Express is a gold mine! For cheap American (and Filipino) foods, check out this store, located on ZhongShan North Road, near the Yuanshan MRT stop and only one block before Florida Bakery, another gold mine!
EEC- Elite Mart
39, ZhongShan N. Road, sec. 3(02) 2596-2889
Hours: everyday8 am-9 pm
Corn chips are $15 a bag; large containers of Cheez Whiz are only $85 each! Small containers are $45 each.
"No sugar" graham crackers are only $20 for an entire pack! These work great in desserts or trifles.
Tired of Diet Coke? Try Cali Light, a carbonated pinapple drink that only contains 10 calories! It's caffeine free and tastes great! Only $20 a can.
Eden processed cheese is only $35 a box. This melts well and is good with crackers.
Mountain Dew and Root Beer---$20 a can! (compared to $35 a can in Tianmu)
Victoria's Secret Body Sprays and Lotions (so far, I've never seen these products anywhere else)
Other great buys:
CONDENSED MILK---the cheapest in Taipei!
All kinds of tuna...in water or oil (lots of flavors)
Knock-off Oreo cookies
MUG ROOT BEER
Spaghetti sauce---the cheapest in Taipei!
This store has been featured in Taiwan Fun magazine, and the article appears below:
You've probably driven by EEC- Elite Mart many times without stopping. I never stopped in myself until recently, but once inside I realized that this Filipino import store is very cool. Why? Because it carries some of the cheapest imported goods in Taipei. Although the products are shipped from the Philippines, some are American and are probably from the U.S. to begin with. EEC- Elite Mart is one of several Filipino grocery stores on ZhongShan North Road. It's clean, well-organized and staffed by friendly Filipinos. Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Western and Filipino products are available. Everything is cheap, but the best deals are the sodas, fruit juices and canned sauces. Mountain Dew, Root Beer and orange soda are NT$15 a can. Pineapple-flavored diet soda (called Cali 10) is NT$18 a can. Other good deals include spaghetti sauce, canned meats, fruit drink mixes, instant oatmeal packets and Filipino candy. I've even found Victoria's Secret lotions and body splashes for NT$450 each. Jergen's lotion and JOY dish soap are also sold, along with a variety of bath and body products. If you're in the mood to try something distinctly Filipino, I recommend the Cloud-9 candy bars.