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Aug 28, 2008 11:52 AM

Looking for good Asian market [DFW]

Since minh-behn(?) closed, which was across the street from Jimmy's Market, I really don't know of a good Asian market here I can get a decent selection of herbs, chilies, noodles etc. Preferably close to downtown or East Dallas, but would travel to other parts of the metroplex to visit a good one. Thanks!

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  1. I wish there was a big Asian supermarket near downtown also, but if there is, I'm unaware of it.

    Personally, once a week I venture to Garland to pick up items. My current favorite is Saigon Taipei Supermarket. They have maybe the nicest and most diverse selection of fresh fruit and vegetables around. It is very clean, and the fresh fish area has almost no smell. They also have the best selection of game meats I have seen: rabbit, wild boar, alligator, many kinds of duck, and some of the biggest frog legs I have seen. These tend to be frozen, but no freezer burn detected on anything we have purchased so far.

    And you probably already know, but a few doors down from Jimmy's is a Community Vietnamese garden where you can purchase fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables.

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    1. re: Webra1

      Thank you very much! I can easily get to it from my house in Lake Highlands.

    2. Yep, I go to Saigon Taipei at least once a week. Great selection of fruits and veggies for sure!

      Oh, and the fresh french bread? Excellent. $1.00 cash!

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      1. re: Kudzu1313

        Thanks for the suggestion about Saigon Taipei. I went yesterday and found everything I needed (with a little help from the strangers I asked) to make Drunken Noodles. Very interesting place and extremely reasonably priced. I'll be back.

        1. re: sandih

          I'm glad you went!

          Interesting is a good word for it, for sure! I love that place.

          Did you make it to the sweets/snack isle? It's completely mind boggling to me. So much stuff!

          1. re: Kudzu1313

            I don't think I went down the snack isle but the noodle and soy sause selection alone is mind boggling. I mean there had to have been 50-60 different types of soy...really? Also, I saw some of the craziest looking fruit I have ever seen. I was pleasantly surprised on its cleanliness and that it didn't smell. I would love to go there with someone who really knows the place. Maybe I can meet you there sometime..would be fun.

      2. Komart is the least expensive and close to downtown to book. Most other Asian markets are on Greenville St. on Richardson. Komart is the closest to downtown: 2148 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX - (469) 522-5273

        Komart is also the least expensive Asian market with great selection, too. It is a Korean market.