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pec23 Apr 19, 2013 09:36 PM

Does anybody have an idea where I can find kurozato (Japanese black sugar) in the Chicago area? I have tried Filipino groceries without success and do not know where there are any Japanese markets.


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  1. nsxtasy RE: pec23 Apr 20, 2013 08:01 AM

    The largest Japanese market in the Chicago area (AFAIK) is Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights. www.mitsuwa.com/tenpo/cica/eindex.html

    HMart is a large pan-Asian market with locations in Niles and Naperville. www.hmart.com

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      pec23 RE: nsxtasy Apr 20, 2013 01:20 PM

      Thinks for the tip. Mitsuwa is a real treasure.

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        ferret RE: nsxtasy Apr 20, 2013 01:23 PM

        Assi is another huge Asian market, very close to H-Mart.

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          nsxtasy RE: ferret Apr 20, 2013 05:51 PM

          Yes, in Niles, not far from the Niles location of HMart.

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        sunbrace RE: pec23 Apr 22, 2013 09:17 PM

        There is also a dedicated albeit smaller Japanese store in Wilmette from Akai Hana if you live close to the north shore. If's found in the same strip mall as the restaurant close to the Lake st exit on the Edens Expressway. The address is 3223 W Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL. Phone: 847-256-7010

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