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ng
02-08-2005, 11:22 PM
This is my first time buying chinese herbs. I am rather inexperience in differentiating the goods.

In order for me not to be cheated by the quantity or the quality, can anyone who is an expert in chinese herbs recommend a good chinese herb shops.

Preferably a reliable and reasonably priced shop around subang, puchong, PJ or KL area.

Thanks :D

rachel_fplee
03-08-2005, 08:38 AM
This is my first time buying chinese herbs. I am rather inexperience in differentiating the goods.

In order for me not to be cheated by the quantity or the quality, can anyone who is an expert in chinese herbs recommend a good chinese herb shops.

Preferably a reliable and reasonably priced shop around subang, puchong, PJ or KL area.

Thanks :D

Dear Ng,

I'm not an expert in Chinese herbs but I do frequent Chinese herb shops to grab stuffs once a while eg. herbal tea leaves, dried scallops, dried oysters, "pau-sum", "loh-hon-koh", "kei-chee", "tong-kwai"...list goes on... :D

What kinda herbs are you looking for? Can you be more specific? If you're new, you can actually ask the shop people for advice but of course you need to look for a reliable one or else you'll end up buying inferior quality and over-charged too! ;)

The shop which I normally go to is located at the flats in USJ6. It's situated at ground floor next to the coffee-shop. There're normally 3 fellas in the shop; a middle-aged man (I think he's the owner), a younger chap & a lady worker. Price is reasonable and if you do need suggestions, do check out from the middle-aged fella.

Another alternative is Herbs & Food at Taipan (next to Watson) but personally, it's not my preferance since choices are limited & people there are rather commercialized (even the suggestions that they provided to you too!).

One of the most famous stores will be Yu Yan Sang, which branches are available almost everywhere esp. in shopping malls but I find the prices are slightly at the higher end.

Another place you can also check is USJ14. It's situated in the center, the same row with Klinik Metro, Ace & Spade Restaurant, car workshops...just to quote a few. But I don't find the service satisfactory esp. if the lady boss is running the store...

stefanie
03-08-2005, 08:52 AM
dear ng

mayb u check out the 1 next few doors away from yong tau fu taipan. they have been in this biz for years, shop is call something like WAH SAN (not sure of the spelling) and the signboard is redish. i shop with them long time before they shift to subang and still shop with them now for they always give good advise. :)

happy shopping...

kress
03-08-2005, 09:31 AM
There's one in Damansara Jaya called First Medical (same row with public bank,facing Atria).
Seems like an ok shop kua.

monster
03-08-2005, 09:43 AM
My wife, mother-in-law and my mom goes to the one in Section 17 PJ. Its near the former Sentosa cinema, same row as 7-eleven. Its called Lian Fatt. Been there many years. Pricing ok. Don't like to go to the big ones as can't get personal service.

Pak Kadok
03-08-2005, 12:39 PM
[QUOTE]The shop which I normally go to is located at the flats in USJ6. It's situated at ground floor next to the coffee-shop. There're normally 3 fellas in the shop; a middle-aged man (I think he's the owner), a younger chap & a lady worker. Price is reasonable and if you do need suggestions, do check out from the middle-aged fella.

This Chinese medicine shop cum mini market off Jalan USJ 6/1 (Opposite Subang Perdana Court 1 apts) is known as "Poly."

Many of the stuff sold here are cheaper compared to places like Giant & Carrefour, e.g., baby milk powder or even a bottle of Ribena (below RM10 here, while it's above RM10 in both Giant & Carrefour).

The small one in USJ 14 fronting the main road called "Hwa Seng" is not that cheap today...

"Herbs & Food" in Taipan (same row as McDonald's) is not that cheap....

"Poly" would not only be considered as selling stuff at reasonable (and cheaper)prices
but they also have a much complete variety of stuff.

I feel the rent they(Poly) are paying is much lower compared to rentals in prime commercial areas like Taipan....

rachel_fplee
03-08-2005, 01:07 PM
[QUOTE]

This Chinese medicine shop cum mini market off Jalan USJ 6/1 (Opposite Subang Perdana Court 1 apts) is known as "Poly."

Many of the stuff sold here are cheaper compared to places like Giant & Carrefour, e.g., baby milk powder or even a bottle of Ribena (below RM10 here, while it's above RM10 in both Giant & Carrefour).

The small one in USJ 14 fronting the main road called "Hwa Seng" is not that cheap today...

"Herbs & Food" in Taipan (same row as McDonald's) is not that cheap....

"Poly" would not only be considered as selling stuff at reasonable (and cheaper)prices
but they also have a much complete variety of stuff.

I feel the rent they(Poly) are paying is much lower compared to rentals in prime commercial areas like Taipan....

Yeap, it's Poly alrite...I do rmbr buying other non-herbal stuffs from the shop too. Things like broom, fabric softener etc.

What I like most about Poly is they've lots of choices that you can choose from. Eg. when I buy scallops, they've different grades & sizes and of course that contribute to different prices too.

But in most places, they'll only propose either the most expensive or at the lowest end...hardly can find something in-between...

ng
03-08-2005, 02:55 PM
What kinda herbs are you looking for? Can you be more specific? If you're new, you can actually ask the shop people for advice but of course you need to look for a reliable one or else you'll end up buying inferior quality and over-charged too! ;)

The shop which I normally go to is located at the flats in USJ6. It's situated at ground floor next to the coffee-shop. There're normally 3 fellas in the shop; a middle-aged man (I think he's the owner), a younger chap & a lady worker. Price is reasonable and if you do need suggestions, do check out from the middle-aged fella.

Another alternative is Herbs & Food at Taipan (next to Watson) but personally, it's not my preferance since choices are limited & people there are rather commercialized (even the suggestions that they provided to you too!).

One of the most famous stores will be Yu Yan Sang, which branches are available almost everywhere esp. in shopping malls but I find the prices are slightly at the higher end.

Another place you can also check is USJ14. It's situated in the center, the same row with Klinik Metro, Ace & Spade Restaurant, car workshops...just to quote a few. But I don't find the service satisfactory esp. if the lady boss is running the store...


Thanks for the list. But I do not want a complete list but only the best shop around. Last time I bought this ginseng with wine for my dad's birthday from yu yan sang, damn expensive and not effective at all. I felt cheated.... So now need to be more careful. Don't EVER go to yu yan sang !

I am trying to go for chinese herbal tonics starting from now because all these western multi-vitamins from pharmacies are real rip-offs. Whether we take them or not, there are no effects even after taking for years. Also trying to find some good herbs for my mom who has weak heart. She took many years of these western medicine and didn't improve her condition.

Western medicine are only good for those short term cure not long term illnesses in my experience.

Saw one shop in old klang road.. It is called "hai-o" chain of shops, anybody has any experience with them ?

There is another shop in IOI mall ground floor, anybody has any experience with them too?

rachel_fplee
03-08-2005, 03:27 PM
[QUOTE=ng]Thanks for the list. But I do not want a complete list but only the best shop around. Last time I bought this ginseng with wine for my dad's birthday from yu yan sang, damn expensive and not effective at all. I felt cheated.... So now need to be more careful. Don't EVER go to yu yan sang !


Hey Ng,

Choices listed here are out of our own experiences, you still have to make your final decision. It's always advisable to get more info (as such provided herein) before deciding on the BEST option, otherwise there's really no basis of comparison.

Again, each individual will have different requirements, hence, deriving into different preferences too. Therefore, you have to set your priorities and make your choice from there! ;)

EricK
04-08-2005, 03:24 PM
I am trying to go for chinese herbal tonics starting from now because all these western multi-vitamins from pharmacies are real rip-offs. Whether we take them or not, there are no effects even after taking for years. Also trying to find some good herbs for my mom who has weak heart. She took many years of these western medicine and didn't improve her condition.

Western medicine are only good for those short term cure not long term illnesses in my experiene.

Interesting point u have there... i read somewhere western medicine just treat the symptoms while, chinese medicine treats the cause. i think this saying has some validity in it.. when u see a doctor for a cough, he/she will give you medicine to supress it while the 'tong yee' will tell you wat is causing the cough and the appropiate remedial measures...

As for me i personally would go to the 'tong yee' for those small matter only if no improvement then only i go for western medicine/doctor. However company will only accept mc for a doctor so have to see one everytime sick... eheh
:)

ng
04-08-2005, 04:10 PM
Interesting point u have there... i read somewhere western medicine just treat the symptoms while, chinese medicine treats the cause. i think this saying has some validity in it.. when u see a doctor for a cough, he/she will give you medicine to supress it while the 'tong yee' will tell you wat is causing the cough and the appropiate remedial measures...

As for me i personally would go to the 'tong yee' for those small matter only if no improvement then only i go for western medicine/doctor. However company will only accept mc for a doctor so have to see one everytime sick... eheh
:)


From my experience, for small matters like headache, allergy etc, it is better to go for western medicine.

Chinese medicine cures the underlying long term illness by strengthening the heart, liver, kidney etc.

If you had an accident and if you were to be hospitalised, you would just be given painkillers ! Then there would be complications later.