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Jul 14, 2009 11:03 AM

Fresh quail eggs

Hello fellow 'hounds. Where's a good local purveryor of fresh quail eggs? I've seen them at Fox & Obel at 10 for $7 or $8. Pricey, and also wondered about how long they've been sitting on the shelf. Any info you have will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Fresh Farms has them. I know I've seen them in many other locations, that's the only one I can recall with specificity.

    1. Most Asian markets have fresh quail eggs for 1/4 of the price you've quoted. Some specific examples:

      1) Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights-This Japanese superstore is worth the trip just to marvel at the offerings and eat at the awesome Japanese food court. Last week I got 10 fresh quail eggs for $1.89 and everything at this store is impossibly fresh--especially the sashimi).

      2)Tai Nam on Broadway just south of Argyle St, in "Little Saigon:, This store is another one of my favorites and fresh quail eggs are even less than at Mitsuwa.

      3) Richwell Market on 19th and Canal, just outside of Chinatown. A fun well-kept store with a great selection.

      4)I have also seen fresh quail eggs at Mayflower Market in the Chinatown mall (across from Citibank). I can't vouch for freshness at this place, but their selection of live seafood (including, on various occasions, soft shelled turtles, prawns--the only live prawns I've seen in Chicago, giant frogs and live eels) always blows my mind! I l

      Good luck!

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      1. re: chefanie333

        Thank you! I go to Tai Nam, but just never really looked for quail eggs. This is great. Thanks again.

      2. +1 on Richwell. No idea how fresh. I've always wondered the same.