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Sep 1, 2001 12:34 PM

sweet (and salty) tooth?

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Wandered into a little sweet shop on 704 Kearney St. SF-right across from the Portsmith Sq. parking garage. Intitially was attracted by some weirdly translated phrase on their sign/window that now escapes me. They have a large selection of sweets .... the regular stuff: gummy bears, drops, hard candies, etc. but they also have an extensive selection of Asian dried/preserved fruits with little sample bowls next to each one. As a kid, I grew up with many of these and haven't had them in many a year. It was fun to take a stroll down memory I sampled the preserved lemons, plums, ginger,etc...if you've ever been curious or want to expand your taste buds-this is a good place to start.
Aji Ichiban is the name of the store.

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    Melanie Wong

    I've noticed it recently too. This place is a relatively new addition to the block. Thanks for reporting.

    1. Aji Ichiban is big in Hong Kong. I think the store also goes by the name "Munchies Palace". The chocolate covered sunflower seeds are my favorite. It has a great assortment of other Asian treats, but I haven't gotten the courage to try most of the stuff yet! =)

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      1. re: HKL

        You're right, they are based in Hong Kong. And they have three stores in the New York area ... two in Manhattan and one in Flushing. Here's their website address: