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Oct 24, 2013 10:24 AM

Sunset Park "New York Mart" (formerly Hong Kong Market) STEPS UP GAME

On 8th Ave at 61st St in Brooklyn, the grocery with the tiny parking lot, got made over inside since last I went. More Thai import items than before, and frozen galangal, frozen whole turmeric, frozen unsweetened calamansi juice. YAY! They still have butcher/fishmonger on site. It's persimmon season...

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  1. AND they have Bruce Cost's unfiltered ginger ales, which are fantastic. Cane sugar, real flavors.

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    1. re: pitu

      This stuff is turning up in odd places. I saw it this past weekend at the Marche des Saveurs in Montreal's Jean-Talon Market, a store that primarily focuses on items from Quebec.

      1. re: lambretta76

        The turbid "original" straight ginger flavor is best IMO. Curious, what's the "cost" north of the border @ Jean Talon?

        1. re: Mike R.

          Unfortunately, I didn't look. Was hoping to find some Marco's maple beer, but struck out there.

    2. they do seem to have more frozen SEA stuff, now up front. after come in door. Used to have to root through a chest freezer unit back by the meats for the frozen rhizomes. I agree they cleaned it up, but produce is still weaker than other neighborhood places.

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      1. re: jen kalb

        Yah, you're right about produce. I go to the PSfoodcoop, so I'm barely looking at the fresh produce other than herbs. I like the MaeSri curry pastes, and somehow missed all frozen rhizomes (!) until this last trip. They used to sell Vietnamese spring rolls (sometimes packaged in Vietnamese, English, and Russian) that I've been missing.

        Also hoping to find these Malaysian "Vegetalk" products, but so far no luck in NYC. I bought the pictured one in Dallas Tx at a large grocery in the Vietnamese section of town. Any ideas?