as a non-asian person, i found it to be an extremely wonderful shopping experience! i felt like i was in a different country; so many different, unusual, exotic and out of the ordinary items that can be had at very reasonable prices. even some fresh produce is available, which is great. there are also little shops within the emporium that make shopping a delight...a silk comforter and linens shop ( i purchased a silk comforter and duvet set from them---very nice), a barber shop, an oriental gift shop, clothes shop, bamboo flower shop and also pianos! amazing! they have a complete herbal/natural pharmacy on site, plus a vast array of household goods besides groceries and general merchandise. altogether it makes for a very fun shopping experience. i highly recommend this place for a change of pace.