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Asian Food Markets? along Shoreline CT (Old Saybrook/New London area)

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few May 9, 2010 02:02 PM

Ok - so I need to get to a market that sells Asian food items - hopefully incl fresh items like Thai basil? Hopefully one of you CH's will know of one along the shoreline - if not willing to go as far as Middletown or over to New Haven.......thanks!..

.have to pick up items for recipe for an Asian inspired Fri nite ladies food fest - -so I need to locate it quick !

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    Alica Jul 12, 2013 03:26 PM

    There is a good Asian market in Westerly right near the restaurant Guytanno's. They get fresh produce every Thursday. I always go there for my bok choy.

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      amandachef Jul 12, 2013 06:02 AM

      Lee's in New London is tiny- no fresh produce and lots of noodles, sauces, some frozen stuff. I think Norwich is your best bet, a number of Asian grocery stores. My favorite is Panda on Franklin St. it has lots of produce, fish, meat and tons of dried goods.
      Can't find lime leaves anywhere though if anyone has a suggestion..

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        ananderson Jun 27, 2011 08:51 AM

        Have not been to Lee's but will try it out since it is marginally closer to me than the excellent Korean market "New Asia Market" at 646 Long Hill Rd in Groton, CT.

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          KROB Jun 29, 2011 08:13 AM

          I like the "New Asia market" as well.
          In the next shopping plaza (in front of benny's) is an excellent Indian market.
          It is called Raj cash and carry . It is at 764 Long Hill Road, Groton

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          few May 11, 2010 07:16 PM

          Bump...what no ideas for me ...I have 24 hours left

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            coastalgypsy May 12, 2010 04:42 AM

            I believe there's an asian market called Lee's Oriental on Williams St. in New London, there's also one on Franklin St. in Westerly. Hope that helps, your food fest sounds fun!

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              few May 12, 2010 07:23 PM

              Great! One in New London - will be out that way tomorrow as it happens!

              thanks so very much !!!!!

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                few May 13, 2010 07:38 PM

                Thanks gypsy,,,,I swung over to Lees Oriental - owner was very friendly and helpful,,,,,had most of what I needed......it was a bit sad though.....a few things he did not have, said economy does not let him carry everything he once did......nice guy - - hope he can hang in there till things turn around.....

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                  coastalgypsy May 14, 2010 04:04 AM

                  Glad you got what you needed (well, most of what you needed!)

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