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Looking for Quail Eggs

curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 08:51 AM

Hi -

I was at a Farmer's Market over the weekend up in NH and saw Quail Eggs and I can't stop thinking about them. I have no idea who or where they were from - but I want to try cooking with fresh (not canned) quail eggs.

Does anyone know where they can be found? I live a bit west of Boston, but I easily can drive anywhere within 45 miles or so of Boston to get them. I have some vague memory that the Giant Whole Foods at Fresh Pond had them, but since I moved a year ago, I haven't been in there to poke around the egg section in awhile.

Has anyone seen quail eggs recently?


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  1. galangatron RE: curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 09:16 AM

    you should be able to find quail eggs at any asian market

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      itaunas RE: galangatron Mar 31, 2011 12:42 PM

      One Asian market which doesn't carry them is China Merchandise which I'll mention since they are West of Boston (they did once),but H Mart which as mentioned does is one exit away and decent chance that Woburn MB a couple of exits North may have them. Depending on the definition of West, Seabra in Framingham center probably has them too.

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      Stride RE: curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 09:22 AM

      I just had some at a friend's house. She got them at H Mart in Burlington.

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        curiositykt RE: Stride Mar 31, 2011 09:28 AM

        I do always enjoy a trip to H Mart!


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        Cachetes RE: curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 09:42 AM

        Market Basket in Chelsea.

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          pariss RE: Cachetes Mar 31, 2011 01:05 PM

          probably any Market Basket

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            curiositykt RE: pariss Mar 31, 2011 01:15 PM

            I shop almost exclusively at Market Basket, but outside of the city and I've never seen them for sale in Market Basket. I think they tailor to the particular population in the area.

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              itaunas RE: curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 02:00 PM

              At Market Basket the local managers have always been able to tailor what they stock depending on the Ethnic population. Since they have grown some stocking practices have changed and for some of the larger stores they have let go some ethnic suppliers but for the most part the stores do vary by region. So in the west of Boston request Woburn is more likely to have them in Burlington, although I can't say I saw them the most recent time I was in Woburn (about 3 months ago).

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                hotoynoodle RE: curiositykt Apr 2, 2011 06:29 AM

                i shop at various market baskets and have never seen them. i can always get them at ming's.

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                  Cachetes RE: hotoynoodle Apr 4, 2011 02:13 PM

                  Definitely in Chelsea, since I bought them there a few weeks back. They are in the far back, near the cheeses and 'ethnic' dairy products.

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            winedude RE: curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 12:16 PM

            I saw them at the Korean market in Union Sq. Somerville a few weeks ago.

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              LeoLioness RE: curiositykt Mar 31, 2011 01:35 PM

              The Somerville Market Basket has them.

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                honestcuisine RE: curiositykt Apr 1, 2011 01:01 PM

                I haven't been in a couple of months, but I've seen them very often at Russo's in the past.

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                  BerkeleyPowerGrip RE: honestcuisine Apr 1, 2011 07:43 PM

                  Russo's in Watertown has had them consistently for months. I saw them last weekend.

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                    alwayscooking RE: honestcuisine Apr 2, 2011 02:56 PM

                    Always at russo's. Put one in each ravioli before sealing - when the ravioli is cooked, the yolks will ooze out into the (butter) sauce - ummm ......

                  2. liamsaunt RE: curiositykt Apr 5, 2011 11:49 AM

                    Since you say you are west of Boston, I saw some at Idlewild Farms in Acton this weekend.

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