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Asian grocery stores in NY with a good variety of packaged ramens?

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davisesq212 Jan 18, 2014 04:10 PM

I am looking for stores that have a good variety of packages ramens like Indomie and also items like Prima Taste Laksa or Curry La Mian.

I will be happy to go anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

Thanks.

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    Raffles RE: davisesq212 Jan 18, 2014 05:07 PM

    Kamman on Canal St.? or any of their neighbors...?

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      cornedhash RE: davisesq212 Jan 18, 2014 05:38 PM

      There's a place in K-town on 32nd St, north side of the street that has a good variety. I'm totally blanking on its name unfortunately. I know it by memory. It's about 4 or 5 doors past the hotel there at Broadway.

      Another really great and obvious place for lots of different packaged ramen is Pearl River Mart on Broadway between Broome and Grand streets. I haven't been there in a while but the ramen section should be on the first floor, in back right hand side.

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        Ttrockwood RE: cornedhash Jan 18, 2014 06:56 PM

        That's h mart in k-town, 32nd b/w 5th ave and broadway.

        Pearl river isn't great- and charges more than anywhere else in chinatown.
        The new chinatown supermarket has a ton of varieties, more info here:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922222

        If you're in the e village the M2M market on 3rd ave and 11th has an aisle of ramen too
        http://m.yelp.com/biz/m2m-new-york

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          cornedhash RE: Ttrockwood Jan 18, 2014 07:38 PM

          Oh that (M2M) reminds me! OP, also check out Sunrise Mart at 3rd Ave and Stuyvesant St. near St. Marks Place: http://www.yelp.com/biz/sunrise-mart-....

          Ttrockwood, thanks for pointing me towards the new Chinatown supermarket. I'm going to make a huge set of pork stock tomorrow and I think I want to go searching for some ramen as well.

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        davisesq212 RE: davisesq212 Jan 18, 2014 07:37 PM

        Thanks guys....this should keep me busy and eating a lot.

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          davisesq212 RE: davisesq212 Jan 18, 2014 07:45 PM

          I am adding this to the mix one store since someone on Yelp said they recently bought the Indomie (top rated) noodles there:

          Asia Market Corp
          71 1/2 Mulberry St
          New York, NY 10013
          (212) 962-2028

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            Ttrockwood RE: davisesq212 Jan 19, 2014 03:24 PM

            There are also several smaller groceries along grand st between allen (near the f train) and mott that may have what you're looking for- i just walk those few blocks ducking in and out of them.... The supermarkets would be a better one stop shopping though.

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            small h RE: davisesq212 Jan 19, 2014 01:35 PM

            The newish Chinatown Supermarket, which Ttrockwood mentions upthread, does indeed have a very good selection. I'd been looking for Mama brand Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum, and I finally found it there. The New York Supermarket under the Manhattan Bridge also has plenty of instant noodles, but I don't recall seeing too many that weren't Japanese.

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              davisesq212 RE: davisesq212 Mar 28, 2014 05:01 PM

              I am responding to my own post to spread my knowledge after finding what I wanted. Here is my new go-to Asian grocery store-ramen store list:

              New York Mart -128 Mott Street
              H Mart in k-town, 32 W 32 street - between 5th ave and Broadway.
              Pearl River - Broadway bet Broome and Grande
              New Chinatown Supermarket -109 East Broadway corner Pike and E Bdway
              M2M Market on 55 3rd Ave near East 11th Street
              Sunrise Market - 4 Stuyvesant Street bet 11 and 12 street
              Kam Man Food - 200 Canal St. (My fav and has an area where they serve hot food with tons of really great housewares & dishes on the bottom floor)
              Asia Market Corp - 71 1/2 Mulberry St (Malaysian foods and doesn't look like much from the front but its pretty good and very close to Kam Man Food)

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                UES Mayor RE: davisesq212 Mar 29, 2014 06:06 AM

                Not much variety but Costco has cases of Top Ramen for a great price-I make my own broth anyway or usually just par boil noodles halfway then stir fry w my own ingredients such as sesame oil, oyster sauce, different cuts of meats etc. I really prefer stir fried noodles on the dry side made this way.

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