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Nov 10, 2010 11:31 PM

vietnamese market close to Glendale?

Hey Hounds.
I need to pick up several specific Vietnamese products for a cook-off this weekend. Now, close to Glendale have lots of Korean and Phillipino options, and can head to Hollywood for the Thai stuff, but I don't know of a specifically Vietnamese close by. I know there's lost down by Westchester, of course, but I was hoping to find something a little closer to home. Any suggestions?

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  1. What specific products are you looking for?
    You might want to check out Ai Hoa Market in LA Chinatown.

    Ai Hoa Market
    860 N Hill St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 629-8121

    1. A Grocery Warehouse, a couple of blocks toward downtown from Echo Park Blvd. in Echo Park - north side of the street: 1487 West Sunset Boulevard - it is mostly run by Vietnamese people and has a great many Vietnamese products including a lot of fresh herbs and vegetables. Prices are great, it's got easy parking and is, I think, the best Southeast Asian market in this part of town.

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        1. re: estone888

          I was going to mention A Grocery Warehouse, but didn't know they were Vietnamese. When I walk in they try and speak Chinese to me, so I figured they were Chinese. But, I don't speak it.

          On that note many markets and stores in LA Chinatown cater to the Vietnamese because there is a significant Vietnamese population there now.

          1. re: monku

            I'm fairly certain that they are Vietnamese-Chinese. The Chinese community in the south of Vietnam mostly speaks Cantonese and they do seem amused when I torture them with my very limited, very poor Cantonese.

          2. re: estone888

            The produce section at A Grocery Warehouse is outstanding. If you cook Asian or Indian food, you definitely should stop by here sometime to get a sense of what's available.

          3. Many of the Thai and Chinese markets have a lot of Vietnamese products, including Bangluck and Bangkok Markets in Hollywood, Bangluck and New King Seafood in North Hollywood, and 99 Ranch in Van Nuys. They stock common Vietnamese things like ngo gai, rau ram, la lot, mam nem, etc. Is there something in particular that you need that wouldn't be found at a Thai or Chinese market?

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