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Sacramento: niche ethnic food?

SimSportPlyr Oct 10, 2013 11:43 AM

I'm looking for less common (that is, not Italian, Mexican, German, Greek, etc) ethnic prepared food in the Sac area, including south Placer county. I'm interested in any type of outlet (restaurant, grocery, etc).

For example, today I learned of Bih Market (Madison Ave) which sells Cevapi.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: SimSportPlyr Oct 10, 2013 05:03 PM

    It's been a while since anyone's mentioned it, but IndoCafe was well regarded in the past.

    Sacramento has Lao grocers and restaurants. You'll love Lao/Hmong sausage.

    And please do report back when you have a chance to try the cevapi.

    Edited to add:

    BIH Market
    5800 MADISON AVE #P
    (916) 338-1596

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      SimSportPlyr RE: Melanie Wong Oct 11, 2013 11:04 AM

      Melanie, thanks for the reply!

      IndoCafe and Vientane sound really interesting. DW and I will try those restaurants.

      Sure, I'll report back once we've tried cevapi at Bih.

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        SimSportPlyr RE: Melanie Wong Oct 19, 2013 04:20 PM

        Melanie -

        My wife and I tried cavapi today for the first time, but not in the Sac area.

        We happened to be in the South Bay and stopped by Euro Grill for lunch.

        We had a cevapi sampler, burek, a slovakian cola, coffee, and a stuff, baked apple dessert.

        Everything was excellent, and we look forward to trying out Bih Market as well.

      2. Melanie Wong RE: SimSportPlyr Oct 11, 2013 11:21 AM

        The mention of cevapi got me thinking along Balkan lines. I was looking from Croatian grocers, didn't find any, but the local Croatian association turned up. It's having a traditional dinner on Oct 26, more info here,

        And tomorrow, Oct. 12, is the Serbian festival.

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          SimSportPlyr RE: Melanie Wong Oct 17, 2013 09:06 AM

          Thanks, Melanie!

          I didn't realize these festivals exist, so thanks very much for the links.

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            Melanie Wong RE: SimSportPlyr Oct 17, 2013 05:36 PM

            Here's my report on the Serbian festival in Moraga in the Bay Area to give you an idea of the food,

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              SimSportPlyr RE: Melanie Wong Oct 18, 2013 08:58 AM

              Thanks for the report, Melanie. The desserts sound awesome!

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          hyperbowler RE: SimSportPlyr Oct 11, 2013 12:57 PM

          I haven't been since before the owner passed away, but Osaka-Ya, which sells housemade Japanese sweets, always stuck me as an excellent, an unexpected find for Sacramento:



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            SimSportPlyr RE: hyperbowler Oct 17, 2013 09:07 AM

            Thanks, hyperbowler. Interesting!

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