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Dec 7, 2006 06:51 AM

Asian Market in Napa Valley

I recently moved to Calistoga and am looking for an Asian market in the area. Please help. Thanks

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  1. There are several in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) about 20 miles away. Is that too far?

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      I went to one called Thailao (sp?) in Santa Rosa, but I was very disappointed. Is there one you would recommend?

      1. re: sugarNspice

        What was disappointing about it? Thailao in Santa Rosa is better than the Thai markets in the City of San Francisco and most of those in Berkeley. But if you want a pan-Asian Ranch 99 or Lion type supermarket, it won't fit the bill even though it has many things that Ranch 99 does not carry. What type of goods are you trying to find?

        There are two more Thai/Southeast Asian grocers along Petaluma Hill rd. in Santa Rosa not far from Thailao. On Sebastopol Road, you'll find Mekong, which is mostly Vietnamese. It has live seafood tanks, but I've not purchased any from them.

        Cotati has two Korean grocers. I prefer Asiana over Grace.

        A larger Chinese-owned store is Asian Market on Guernville Road in Santa Rosa. It has more fresh Chinese produce, as well as packaged goods from all parts of Asia.

        And, depending on what you need, G&G on College Avenue in Santa Rosa might be worth a stop. It's a Chinese-owned mainstream supermarket and carries some Asian goods. It has a live seafood tank, a Chinese take-out stand (never tried anything there), and quite a few types of Chinese vegetables.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I've been to the G&G market in Petaluma - are they also Chinese-owned? Fascinating. I didn't notice any chinese takeout, though.

          1. re: Cindy

            Oh, that's right, G&G opened another branch in Petaluma. Should be Chinese-owned, haven't been there.

    2. I don't know of any in Napa Valley, but you could try Fairfield. We're hurtin' for ethnic food here in the land of heirloom tomato salads and tuna tartare.

      1. Or if you can handle the drive south down 29, Vallejo has several Asian markets.

        1. There's a new market in the east side of Santa Rosa, closer to you than the others. Check out Asia GOurmet - Montgomery and SUmmerfield Rd. It has a pretty wide variety of Asian groceries, and gifty things too!

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          1. re: Satchimo

            Thanks. I saw pictures from another thread and will check it out soon.