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Asian Market in Philly?

egordon132 Sep 13, 2007 07:37 PM

Hi! I just moved to the Philly area, and am looking for an Asian Market. I'm located out in Manayunk, but am willing to drive to find one.

Thank you!

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  1. saturninus RE: egordon132 Sep 14, 2007 05:56 AM

    Chinatown as well at Washington Avenue

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      noi RE: egordon132 Sep 14, 2007 09:25 AM

      There are a lot of Asian markets in Washington Ave between S 5th and S11th.

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        jessicheese RE: egordon132 Sep 14, 2007 10:41 AM

        There's a huge market underground in Chinatown called the Asia Supermart

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          Ali RE: jessicheese Sep 19, 2007 07:21 AM

          What? I've never seen anything remember "huge" in Chinatown. Where is this place and how late does it open?

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            Dib RE: Ali Sep 19, 2007 08:24 AM

            Asia Supermart isn't huge but it's fairly large for being in Chinatown... there are two entrances from the street, and you go down a flight of stairs to the store. One entrance is on 11th just south of Race, next to the garage exit, and you pass by some jewelry/purse/trinket stand on your way to the stairs. The other entrance is on Race just east of 11th and I believe it's between Joy Tsin Lau and Ong's.

            The other, smaller supermarket in C-town is Chung May, on Race between 10th and 11th--across the street from the Race entrance to the underground market. Also there are small stores selling only fruit and vegetables; they are pretty easy to find by walking around.

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              MFoxM RE: Dib Sep 19, 2007 08:26 AM

              Yeah - it took me like a year before I stumbled upon it. It's not HUGE per se - but definitely big considering you're not even expecting anything like that from the street level.

              Very authentic and (of course) very cheap. Everything's fresh and bring me back to the market's of my youth.

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          baekster RE: egordon132 Sep 18, 2007 08:03 PM

          Being Korean myself, it was hard to find Korean market in Philly. The one we go to is in Cherry Hill (there's another one in North-west Philly). If you are looking for Chinese, go to Chinatown. If you want Vietnamese, go to 11th and Washington or 6th and Washington.

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            Dib RE: baekster Sep 19, 2007 08:31 AM

            Seems like Koreans are more established out in the burbs. Assi in North Wales is great, and there's also H-mart (Han Ah Reum) in Upper Darby and Elkins Park.

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              sheskrafty23 RE: baekster Sep 20, 2007 12:48 PM

              Any idea if there are any Filipino markets? I heard there's one in Cherry Hill, but haven't heard of any in Philly.

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                mschow RE: sheskrafty23 Sep 20, 2007 01:01 PM

                There is one in Cherry Hill, along with a Filipino restaurant in the same shopping center, the Centrum Shops on Route 561, (Haddonfield-Berlin Road.) The restaurant keeps odd hours, I have noticed. The grocery store seems to be open all the time. The grocery store is pretty small, but it appears to be pretty busy.

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              lgk RE: egordon132 Sep 20, 2007 11:41 AM

              Much closer to you is the huge Hong Kong Supermarket in the Rising Sun Plaza at the corner of Rising Sun Ave and Adams Ave. not far off Roosevelt Blvd. Actually, the drive along Adams to and from the Blvd. takes you past some great ethnic restaurants too including Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Portuguese. A nice break from the bland restaurants of Manayunk (where I live too).

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                Gertie McDowell RE: egordon132 Sep 22, 2007 11:29 AM

                What kind of Asian? Han Ah Reum International Market (7320 Old York Road, 19027) has a lot of reasonably-priced Japanese and Korean products, as well as pre-made Korean food for takeout. There is a large selection of produce and fish, as well as a cosmetics and video (!) section. Adjacent to the main market area are a bunch of little shops, a bakery, and a Korean restaurant.

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