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Best Asian Markets in Fairfield Cty, Westchester

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chris.roedel Sep 25, 2006 01:19 PM

Just moved to lower CT from California where there were a plethora of great asian markets all around. I am just wondering what people would recommend as a good market to shop for various Chinese/Viet/Japanese necesities. Thanks

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    TracyGeo Jan 17, 2008 06:07 AM

    Just wanted to report back. I found good, medium-hot kimchi at the Whole Foods in Norwalk and tried the recipe last night. It was good, though I'm sure it would have been much better if I'd let the pork chops marinate overnight.

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      rubyloo Jan 16, 2008 07:04 AM

      There is a decent asian market in stamford on hope st. don't know name but it is next to a CVS in a tiny strip mall. it is across the street from Springdale pizza. i get miso, dumplings and some frozen stuff there.

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        TracyGeo Jan 16, 2008 06:46 AM

        Similar question. Today's NY Times had a great-sounding recipe for seared pork chops with kimchi. I'm dying to make it tonight but don't have a lot of time to run around looking for kimchi. Anyone know if they carry it at Whole Foods or Stop & Shop these days? I live/work in Bridgeport/Westport, so could also drop by the Indian grocery stores in Black Rock, but I kinda doubt they would stock Korean food.

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          Onoodles Jan 16, 2008 07:07 AM

          I've seen it at Stop & Shop before, but it's always the mild kind. That recipe sounds delicious! Gonna check it out!

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            TracyGeo Jan 16, 2008 07:33 AM

            Thanks!! Here's a link to the recipe:
            http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/dining/161arex.html?ref=todayspaper

            And the story behind it:
            http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/din...

            Let us know if you try it!

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          DMW May 31, 2007 08:49 AM

          A Dong in Newington (near W. Hartford) is great. They have a very large selection at very reasonable prices. Great fish too.

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            kgraves41 Jan 7, 2007 01:00 PM

            I don't know the name of the market, but it's in a strip center on Rte 123 in Norwalk, north of the intersection with Rte 7 and a mile or so south of the Merritt. Banksville Fabrics is in the same strip.

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              alowe Feb 24, 2007 09:33 AM

              Rave reviews for the Asian market on Rt. 123. It is called Oriental Food Market located at 109 New Canaan Ave. (Rt 123), Norwalk, CT 06850. (203) 847-0070. Exit 15 off I-95 or Exit 38 off the Merritt. Yes, it is in the strip mall with Banksville Fabrics. They are open 7 days a week- Mon-Sat 8:00am-7:30pm, Sun 9:00am-5:00pm, and holidays 10:00am-3:00pm.

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                cervisiam Feb 26, 2007 11:40 AM

                thanks !!

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              Elizzie Sep 30, 2006 01:20 AM

              I'll weigh in with a rave for the Asian market on Rte. 123.

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                dolores Jan 7, 2007 11:03 AM

                If you see the custard tarts at Kam Sen, get them.

                I left them for last item of the shopping trip...and they were all sold out.

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                  jfood Jan 16, 2008 02:44 PM

                  Elizzie,

                  Jfood thinks you are a CT poster and if you are speaking of the Asian market in Norwalk on 123/New Canaan Ave across from A&S/Liz Su it is a great little find. If not let Jfood add it. Off the Merrit Exit 38 and head south. After the first light look on the right in one of the strip malls.

                  They have a hidden fridge in the back where you can find some interesting items. Likewise this is the best place to buy quantities of Nori. Only down side is sometimes the help is not very fluent in English. Lots of pointing but they a re very pleasant.

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                    sibeats Jan 16, 2008 02:57 PM

                    It is a great market..been going there for years. It's called the Oriental Food Market. We just went this weekend to get all the ingredients for Shanghai Soup Dumplings. Spent two days making them, delicious, but I need to work on the soup part!

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                  tdchow Sep 27, 2006 03:57 PM

                  I will second the Rte. 123 rec. The chef at Gates in New Canaan shops exclusively at that maket.

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                    kgraves41 Sep 27, 2006 11:38 AM

                    Where are you in lower Connecticut? And what kind of Asian food are you looking for? There is a small Asian market in Norwalk on Rte 123.It's mostly chinese, but they stock other Asian ingredients as well. There's a nice Vietnamese market in Danbury -- Atlantic Market on the main street. Bridgeport has an Indian grocery on Fairfield Avenue and I've heard of another on North Avenue that I'm going to try and track down.

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                      cervisiam Jan 7, 2007 07:13 AM

                      what is the asian market called?

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                      jeanki Sep 26, 2006 08:37 PM

                      Daido Japanese Market is another small, nice place, at the corner of Mamaroneck Ave and Bloomingdale Road in White Plains. Next door is a high-end authentic sushi joint called Sushi Nanase.

                      Kam Sen is one of the largest Asian supermarkets in the area and has a wide selection. Great veggies.

                      Even fancier markets are to be found in the Fort Lee/Edgewater/Bergen County area, but that may be fairly far from CT.

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                        cteats Sep 26, 2006 07:37 PM

                        For more than the basic asian stuff, you'll probably do best in Flushing (in Queens). The Hong Kong Market on Main Street is huge . It takes me about 40 minutes from Stamford.

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                          Lisa M Sep 25, 2006 08:53 PM

                          New Golden Village Supermarket, Scarsdale, NY
                          www.newgoldenvillage.com
                          is good. As a bonus, they have a bubble tea and Asian pastry shop next door!

                          Kam Sen
                          22 Barker Ave.
                          White Plains, NY
                          914-428-4575 - haven't been there, but it gets generally good reviews on these boards.

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                            JMF Sep 26, 2006 04:11 PM

                            Those are the two I recommend. Also there is a small Japanese market, Meiji-ya in Hartsdale on Central Ave just a few stores north of Hartsdale Ave.

                            Here is a link to Japanese markets in the NY area.
                            http://www.telephoneguide.com/NY084500-markets-grocers-japanese.htm

                            Here's a link to Conneticut ones.
                            http://search.compasscompass.com/en/s...

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                            lisette Sep 25, 2006 08:43 PM

                            There are a few Japanese markets in Greenwich. The first that comes to mind is located on Rte 1 just west of Exit 5 off 95. It is in a one-story, non-descript office building with a Chase bank and a furrier. Can't think of the name of it ...

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