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robertlf Sep 5, 2009 05:06 PM

I stopped by HMart Burlington today. There were shopping carts outside and one aisle already loaded with sauces and other groceries. Looks like it will be another couple of weeks before they open. See attached photos!

 
 
 
  1. PinchOfSalt Sep 5, 2009 06:12 PM

    Thanks for the report and photos! The sign was there the last time I looked (a couple of weeks ago), but the shopping carts and the actual stock on the shelves are new. Hooray for progress!

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt
      mcel215 Sep 5, 2009 06:59 PM

      Ditto

    2. Luther Sep 6, 2009 07:57 AM

      AFAIK the date is 9/23/09

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        skippy66 Sep 6, 2009 08:18 AM

        I hope the anticipation doesn't outweigh the actual event.

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          lergnom Sep 6, 2009 09:21 AM

          It will, then to be followed by the inevitable disappointed, let down and what's the big fuss posts.

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            another_adam Sep 6, 2009 10:05 AM

            Thanks for the photos, the space looks great!

            As for disappointment, I suspect, in particular, that those who are hoping for comprehensive pan-Asian offerings will be disappointed. My experience with H-Mart- which is admittedly just two locations, one being the especially limited Manhattan location- is that it's really a Korean market, exactly as it claims to be. So I don't expect any major disappointment for those of us who crave a decent source of specifically Korean items in the area! But for the posts here that have hoped for vietnamese food stands, sources of thai ingredients, and so on, I expect it might not deliver on these fronts. (Who knows, I could be wrong!)
            For me, the disappointment is likely to be that it's not more accessible for us city dwellers without cars! :(

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              tweetie Sep 6, 2009 03:20 PM

              Anyone know what "Tout les Jour" refers to the HMart sign?

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                PinchOfSalt Sep 6, 2009 04:13 PM

                It is a bakery that is sort of a cross between French and East Asian. Check out their website: http://www.touslesjoursusa.com It sounds like one of these places you want to go to more than you really should. :-) By the way, the name translates to "Every Day".

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                  pastrytroll Sep 6, 2009 04:15 PM

                  from this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/639048
                  it looks like taterjane does! An Asian French bakery
                  http://www.touslesjoursusa.com/

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                  Eatin in Woostah Sep 6, 2009 06:17 PM

                  I was truly hoping for a Vietnamese food stall. It wasn't clear whether the food stalls would all be Korean or if there would be a variety. One can hope! But I'm still excited for a source of Korean ingredients, and Tous Les Jours looks delicious.

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                    another_adam Sep 6, 2009 08:08 PM

                    I guess we'll see! Actually, there was even a mini-fad for pho in Korea (and in Koreatown in LA) few years ago, too, but it generally wasn't very authentic. (At least until recently, southeast Asian flavors were unfamiliar and not very popular to Korean taste-- most of my Korean friends still really don't go for things like cilantro, lemongrass, or tamarind; so "Koreanized pho" was usually just guksu with bean sprouts)

                    But I guess the more relevant question for the HMart space is whether they'll aim for a diversity of offerings beyond Korean and Japanese type things!

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