Here you can buy your day to day groceries like anywhere else but western foods are limited if you’re a butter and cheese lover then you would have to travel to Guangzhou to buy them. However these days you can food on only called Tao Bao a Chinese shopping website. It’s all in Chinese if at a loosed end you can ask one of your Chinese friends/students to help you out.
Guangzhou—major supermarkets include Park and Shop, Westin, Jusco, Metro, Parkson, Trust Mart and Carrefour plus some shops for Western food specifically—Aussino, the Corner Deli and Oliver’s (2 of them) and 7-11 shops.
When you see something you can use, or want, buy it because when you need it, it won’t be there. Some things seem to go in cycles—it’s either lots or none.”