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Aug 25, 2007 01:25 PM

W. L.A. - Chinese Market?


Any Chinese markets on the westside? I visit the Japanese market on Sawtelle, but they don't have all the chinese ingredients I want like longan, lotus seed and so forth.

Let me know!


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  1. No. There's nothing west of downtown except For A-1 which is a mile west of downtown on Sunset. Thai Town markets in Hollywood may also have some of your ingredients. Otherwise it's 99 Ranch in Gardena or Van Nuys.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      99 Ranch in Van Nuys is a short ride from West LA on the 405 if you choose the right time to go... Good Chinese and Vietnamese restos in the same shopping center...

    2. Have you tried Mitsuwa on Centinela? Japanese, but much bigger than the places on Sawtelle. Perhaps worth a shot.

      1. If you don't mind the drive, head out to the San Gabriel valley and you'll find a handful of Chinese markets to suit your needs. LOTS of restaurants in the area, too.

        1. Thanks for everyones help! 99 Ranch is amazing-----I was just hoping for a bit closer. I'll definitely check out Mitsuwa (sounds amazing!).

          Great recs!

          1. There's a bunch of little markets in Chinatown (Far East Supermarket, some other names I can't remember). And definitely A-1 has a good Asian variety w/ a lot of south east asian products along with the chinese stuff. But if you want 99, then you'll need to go to Gardena.