Meet Roger Chang From The Glen Asian Grocery

03 Oct 2017

Roger’s parents moved to Australia 22 years ago from Vietnam with the dream of starting their own business, which has now become The Glen Asian Grocery. From a young age, Roger started helping his parents in their grocery store and now loves the challenge of hunting for the best quality produce to bring back to his customers.

When did your parents start their grocery business?
My parents started it give years ago.

What’s new about the new The Glen Asian Grocery?
We're in a new location which is bigger than before - more than double in size. The range has grown too and I believe it’s one of the best in Melbourne if not the best.

What are some examples of exotic ingredients that people visit you for?
We are strong in Asian veggies, Asian greens, important south east Asian spices – restaurant grade quality stuff. There’s no limit what we can carry. We’ve got high grade Japanese sakes in our new liquor section, and exotic new locally grown Chinese veggies that many people haven’t seen before that you can’t normally grow over here.

Why did you choose to join the family business?
The more I got into the business, the more freedom I found. Being able to buy new products and see people enjoying them, learning about the new produce, ordering new items that are fresh; it's all really exciting – like Christmas every week.

Why do you love The Glen?
Ever since we opened five years ago at The Glen we’ve been welcomed with open arms. Embraced by the customers. I get people every week coming up to me genuinely loving what we have on offer. Every time I bring in something new it flies off the shelves. 

Can we get your favourite recipe?
Simple home cooked kang kong (aka morning glory) with sambal or oyster sauce – Sambal kang kong.

Be sure to visit Roger and his team at The Glen Asian Grocery on Lower Ground at our new Fresh Food Market Hall.