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sourmango Mar 3, 2007 06:01 AM

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon what seemed to be a new Vietnamese-oriented supermarket in Chinatown - Tan Tin Hung Supermarket at 121 Bowery Street. (That's what it says on the bag anyways.)

The name doesn't sound Vietnamese but they have tons of Vietnamese and Thai ingredients.

Here are some of my finds:
1) Cha Lua - A few different brands plus the fried kinds.
2) Cha Ca - Again, a few different kinds
3) Vietnamese Herbs - Ngo Gai, Basil, Dap Ca
4) Duck Balut and Chicken Balut
5) Banana and Pandan Leaves
6) Tons of different kinds of frozen Vietnamese Products
7) Lemongrass - Whole Fresh and packaged, processed

In the back, they also have a selection of frozen Vegetarian mock meats.

(I'm not affiliated with this store - just a Viet-American on the search for Vietnamese groceries in the City.)

  1. bolletje Mar 3, 2007 10:15 AM

    Awesome! thanks for the head's up, I will definitely go check this place out.

    1. g
      gaijingirl Mar 3, 2007 01:46 PM

      Actually, Tan Tin Hung's been around for quite some time - and (I have to agree) it's pretty durned good!

      There's another place closeby, called Nha Sach Khan Tri on 145 Canal Street (off Bowery) that's also good - with alot of premade goodies.... FYI!

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      1. re: gaijingirl
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        sourmango Mar 3, 2007 05:55 PM

        Yeah - it's the darndest thing. I must have been walking by it all these years or just gotten used to going to the Vietnamese grocery store on Grand Street next to the fish market.

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        MikeG Mar 3, 2007 02:43 PM

        It's been there ~20 years at this point but yes, it's probably the overall best stocked VN-specific grocery store left in Manhattan's Chinatown at this point.

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          devil Mar 4, 2007 02:26 AM

          Not new, but a very good spot. One of the few places in Chinatown that sells culantro.

          1. Peter Cuce Mar 6, 2007 05:07 PM

            They have some Indonesian stuff too.

            1. j
              jamiejamies Jun 20, 2009 02:20 PM

              yes Tan TIN Hung i been going there to get my Vietnamese and thai product for years. the employees are really helpful too

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