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Jan 4, 2007 07:10 PM

asian markets in the valley other than 99 Ranch?

I posted a couple of days ago about trying to find masago, but no one I'm trying a different tactic. ANyone know of any Asian markets in the valley, other than the 99 Ranch on Sepulveda and Victory?

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  1. In Northridge there is Galleria Market(Korean) , there is also the Greenland Market(Korean) on White Oak and Sherman Way.

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    1. re: puppychao

      I hear that the Greenland Market (17643 Sherman Way - #818.708-7396) has been remodeled; I haven't been there since. Did they make any major changes for the better? How does it compare with the Korean Galleria Market or the other, older large Korean Market in Koreatown?

      1. re: liu

        I don't know that it has been remodeled, at least not that I can tell. The meat department and produce area are more organized, but not much different. I still like the Galleria Markets better, especially the ones downtown. Greenland is still a great place and has decent prices.

        1. re: puppychao

          I used to like going to Greenland because there was always some interesting food-related activity happening outside. One time I remember they were roasting chestnuts in a very special way, and another time they were cooking potatoes in a very heavy, outdoor grill/oven.

          This always makes me wonder why the large markets here such as Ralph's and Von's don't have more "activity." The Asian markets always seem to have tastes and cooking tables while by comparison our Ralph's and Von's and such are pretty subdued and boring; they could do so much more!

    2. Now that Tai Lee and Calimex Food for Less have closed, the options have shrunk a bit:

      --New Bangluck Market: 7235 Reseda Blvd. (Sherman Way), Reseda
      --Bangluck Market: 12890 Sherman Way (Coldwater Canyon), North Hollywood
      --New King Seafood: Sherman Way (Coldwater Canyon), North Hollywood (a bit smelly).

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        1. re: WHills

          Very recently. It now has a latino-sounding name...don't recall what. Oh well...

        2. re: yclops

          King Seafood is usually my LAST choice for asian markets. If you do shop there, be sure to check the expiration dates on items, if possible. Bangluck on Sherman way is where I do most of my shopping when I need asian products. That or Seafood City (filipino) on Woodman Ave. and Roscoe Blvd. It's across the street from Kaiser Permanente. I usually go there for the fish/seafood; sometimes meat. But I usually buy my meats at mexican grocery stores (Vallarta on Vineland).

          1. re: poop

            Ditto... it's really dirty in New King Seafood. I only buy canned goods there. Bangluck is much better. Seafood City's OK, and there are Vallartas all over the Valley. There's also HK Market (Korean) on Pacific in Glendale -- not QUITE the Valley, but really really close.

        3. Wow, thanks for all this great advice. Anyone know if Korean markets stock masago? Masago are the small orange smelt eggs used in sushi. What ethnicity is the Bangluck Market?

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            1. re: mrs. fitzwilliam darcy

              It is Thai.
              Here is a citysearch link to comments regarding it.
              Apparently the link does not work, yet if you enter the name, you can get some info.

              1. re: mrs. fitzwilliam darcy

                Yes, you can usually find them near the fish section in the refrigerated cases.

                Btw, also want to mention a tiny Japanese market in Northridge NEC of Reseda & Nordhoff. Not a huge selection but they've got some basics. It's run by the people who own the E&E Cafe in that same center. The market is next to the California Chicken Cafe.

              2. Well, in small quantities, you can buy masago at Bristol Farms (they have a sushi department). There's no longer a Bristol Farms in the valley though (closed down about nine years ago) but if you're finding it difficult to buy any by itself, then Bristol Farms should definitely have it (I know the one in Mission Viejo carries it so I'm assuming the other locations will also).

                Sucks that Tai Lee closed down! I used to shop there all the time, even after I moved to SD.

                1. Marukai - great japanese market in Gardena ...