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Scungili in Boston?

teezeetoo Nov 23, 2009 06:17 PM

Just had the Korean version of scungili at Privus (called Spicy Moon Snails or something like that!) I had one of those Freudian culinary moments: I miss the scungili of my Brooklyn childhood. Years ago I used to go to a wonderful old Italian market in Providence and get scungili to take home. Anybody know a source in Boston?

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  1. ScubaSteve RE: teezeetoo Nov 23, 2009 06:25 PM

    i've seen these in a few of the Chinese markets in ChinaTown, but not consistently. worth a trip imo.

    1. MC Slim JB RE: teezeetoo Nov 23, 2009 07:52 PM

      Don't know where you can get it at retail, but it's periodically on the menu at Erbaluce.


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        heavydee RE: teezeetoo Nov 24, 2009 02:46 AM

        I've never seen it in Boston, but then again, I've never really cared for it. There a wholesale company out of Rhode Island called Rome Packing that makes scungili salad and marinated scungili. I don't know what kind of business they do outside of RI, but you could give them a call and see if they have any customers up here. 401-228-7170

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          teezeetoo RE: heavydee Nov 24, 2009 03:39 AM

          thanks for the leads. I'll let you know the outcome. I love Erbaluce so I'll look for it on the menu next time but I'm really looking for that wonderful marinated with onions and a bit of hot pepper version - kind of like the italian version of a good jewish pickled herring.

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          treb RE: teezeetoo Nov 24, 2009 05:30 AM

          Man I miss scungili, the last time I had it was at the old DePesquales in Medford, yum. I'd suggest looking at the chinatown markets.

          1. okra RE: teezeetoo Nov 24, 2009 06:13 AM

            C'mon... Get in the car, head south to Venda Ravioli in Providence. They always have it in the case.


            You know you want to!

            1. steinpilz RE: teezeetoo Nov 24, 2009 06:09 PM

              I'm pretty sure I saw them at Courthouse Seafood last Friday, large snails maybe 4-5 inches long.

              I hadn't thought about them much previously but I am now interested!

              Courthouse also had live sea urchin and uni trays, I got one of the trays and it was fresh and flavourful. New Deal had Albacore tuna and octopus last Friday, among other things.

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                Scungillilady RE: teezeetoo Jun 9, 2010 12:15 PM

                You can also find it in your local Stop & Shop's, Shaw's, and Whole Foods Markets. And if they don't have it in the case, just ask for it.

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                  johnn a RE: teezeetoo Aug 20, 2010 08:48 AM

                  I saw fresh scungilli at the H Mart in Burlington,a very large Asian market on Middlesex Turnpike near the Burlington Mall

                  1. galangatron RE: teezeetoo Aug 20, 2010 09:38 AM

                    saw plenty of fresh scungilli the other day at the vietnamese markets on dot ave in dorchester (vien dong market, phu cuong market, truong thinh supermarket, etc)

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                      steinpilz RE: galangatron Aug 21, 2010 09:57 AM

                      Googling the markets that galangatron mentioned I found this great list of "ethnic" markets in the Boston area, thought I'd post the link:


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                        teezeetoo RE: steinpilz Aug 21, 2010 11:09 AM

                        thank you - what a wonderful list!

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                          steinpilz RE: teezeetoo Aug 21, 2010 01:08 PM

                          Thanks, I think I'll post it as a separate thread.

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