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Student Guide to International and Local Food Shopping in Belfast

From rices to spices and everything in between, join Malaysian student Darshana on a trip around her favourite local and international grocery shops around Belfast.

Video breakdown:

00:24 - Reminder: Bring reusable bags to save cost and reduce wastage. Lidl is great for low cost groceries, from veg to chicken and rice

00:39 - Tip: Lidl Plus App Discounts

00:59 - Tip: Lidl Plus Scratch and Win Prize

01:08 - Reminder: Scan Lidl Plus Card at Checkout

01:15 - Poundland offers both food and household items- nice biscuits for 50p!

02:02 - Tip: M&S offers reduced prices on desserts closer to its expiry date

02:27 - Iceland has £1 pound frozen pizzas for when you're feeling lazy

02:59 - E Kou Xian Asian Supermarket- fresh veg and fish, frozen dumplings, Asian sauces, ramen noodles

03:41 - Mr Spice Asian Supermarket for Indian essentials - spices, dahls, masala packets- great to make any curry you want and frozen Indian food like parathas

Read Darshana's previous blog about Managing your money as a student

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Darshana Araventhan

Law | Undergraduate Student | Malaysia

I am a 3rd-year transfer student from Malaysia doing my final year of Law degree at Queens University Belfast. I live in the Queen's Accommodation Elms BT1 at Belfast City Centre, which is convenient as there are many amenities nearby. Apart from attending classes and studying, I love trying out new recipes and cooking for my flatmates. I also enjoy travelling during the holidays and have visited several places in Northern Ireland during my stay here. I hope you enjoy and find my blogs useful during your time at Queen's!

Darshana Araventhan