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Source for Asian items in Metrowest

emilief Mar 2, 2011 11:58 AM

I am looking for woodear mushrooms (dried) and sczechuan peppercorns. I know Super 88 and H mart has them but would like a source closer to Wellesley. Might I find them in Whole Foods or Roche Bros???

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    bakerboyz RE: emilief Mar 2, 2011 12:22 PM

    I doubt either Roche or Whole Foods would have them but there is a small Asian market that would in Newtonville just past Newton North HS on the left.

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      hargau RE: emilief Mar 2, 2011 01:14 PM

      You sure hmart has the peppercorns? I have looked for them with no luck.

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        justbeingpolite RE: hargau Mar 2, 2011 01:17 PM

        hargau, if they're not in Hmart, I've definitely got them down the street at China Merchandise. Also in Chelmsford in the store in the little strip mall where Sichuan Palace is.

        Sichuan Palace
        7 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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          hargau RE: justbeingpolite Mar 2, 2011 01:33 PM

          ok i will check out that place. On a side note Sichuan Palace is horrible now that they changed owners, what a shame..

          Sichuan Palace
          7 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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            justbeingpolite RE: hargau Mar 2, 2011 01:38 PM

            Sorry to hear that. I hadn't been in awhile, guess I'll skip it.

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        queeny RE: emilief Mar 2, 2011 05:06 PM

        the wine store in Washington st, Newton , next to Whole Food may have it, expensive though, comparing to Asian store.

        & to Hargau, Yes, Hmart has peppercorns, in the Vietnamese, Indian section, & it's from VN, better quality then the ones from China, in a small plastic jar, available both black or white.

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          hargau RE: queeny Mar 2, 2011 05:58 PM

          No not looking for black or white pepper corns. Sichuan pepper corns. Like these http://www.amazon.com/Sichuan-Pepperc...

        2. trufflehound RE: emilief Mar 2, 2011 07:12 PM

          There is an Asian market(Korean) on 126 in downtown Framingham .

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            grant.cook RE: emilief Mar 2, 2011 07:44 PM

            I think Penzey's carries the peppercorns, if you ever get near Arlington Heights..

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              PinchOfSalt RE: grant.cook Mar 2, 2011 08:20 PM

              They definitely do. But if the OP does make it to any of the Asian markets that carry Sichuan peppercorns, the price will be much better.

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