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Scungili in Boston?

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

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


      1. 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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        1. re: heavydee

          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.

        2. 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. 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. 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.

              1. 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.

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: galangatron

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


                      1. re: steinpilz

                        thank you - what a wonderful list!

                        1. re: teezeetoo

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