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Marina Foods - gone downhill?

goodeatsgal Jan 23, 2012 12:25 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the Marina Foods market in San Mateo has gone downhill in the last 6 months? The store seems to have a funky smell that I didn't notice before. It seems dirtier and not as well maintained. The food court area has fewer special order items (vs. the buffet).

And the big bummer - they don't seem to sell the Chinese brand of fresh rice noodles anymore (I've forgotten the name). The last few times I've been there, I've only seen a Vietnamese brand. Unfortunately, these noodles don't taste as good. I'm really disappointed, as the fresh rice noodles were one of the main reasons I shopped at Marina. (Other than Ranch 99, which refrigerates the noodles thereby causing them to be brittle, there are few places that sell them on the Peninsula.)

If it weren't for Marina's convenient location right off of 101 and the fact that they sell fresh rice noodles at all, I would probably stop shopping there. :-(

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