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Mar 31, 2011 08:51 AM

Looking for Quail Eggs

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

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    1. re: galangatron

      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.

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

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      1. re: Stride

        I do always enjoy a trip to H Mart!


          1. re: pariss

            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.

            1. re: curiositykt

              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).

              1. re: curiositykt

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

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  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.

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

            1. The Somerville Market Basket has them.