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Taiwan Best Mart in Sacramento

Melanie Wong Feb 26, 2014 09:06 AM

In another thread about Osaka-ya, "rmarisco" recommends at stop here: "...also, be sure to try the taiwanese grocery store next door - excellent 5 spice beef and shrimp sticks, along with soup dumplings!"

I had peeked at it yesterday and thought I'd start a new discussion to encourage more intell about the spot.

Taiwan Best Mart
2219 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-1698

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  1. Tripeler RE: Melanie Wong Feb 26, 2014 05:25 PM

    Also note that there is a tiny Chinese grocery a block away on 11th and about T that has a tiny kitchen in the back making dim sum for takeout. The prices are amazingly low.

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      mingvg RE: Tripeler Feb 27, 2014 01:34 PM

      If you're talking about the roast duck place, it closed down a year ago I think.

      1. re: mingvg
        Tripeler RE: mingvg Feb 27, 2014 11:52 PM

        I don't recall them ever selling roast duck, but have been going there for over 40 years, though they have gone through a number of owners. It is on 11th just south of T street.

        1. re: Tripeler
          mingvg RE: Tripeler Feb 28, 2014 05:55 AM

          Yup, its the store that has roast duck, pork, and etc t & 11th. The one next to the barbar shop.

          Unless you're talking about lam kwong which is on the other block across the street.

          1. re: mingvg
            Tripeler RE: mingvg Feb 28, 2014 06:09 PM

            Too bad about the store. I think the Chinese food store just up near Broadway, also on 11th but on the other side of the freeway, must have given them too much competition. Still, I will miss their take-out dim sum whenever I visit Sacramento.

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              mingvg RE: Tripeler Feb 28, 2014 06:48 PM

              No that was not the reason at all.

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                Tripeler RE: mingvg Feb 28, 2014 08:02 PM

                What do you think the reason was?

    2. rmarisco RE: Melanie Wong Mar 2, 2014 09:50 AM

      ok so i'm the one who recommended taiwan best mart... i've gotten several items from them. one thing i like about them: they tell you HOW to cook the frozen foods. they put the directions on their website - brilliant! now i can enjoy yet another cultural food experience!

      does anyone have a favorite from them? my family loves the 5 spice beef especially - with or without rice or rice noodles on the side, and dipping sauce. (getting hungry..)

      ps - can i just say how wonderful sacramento is for food these days? from localvore to world cuisines - sacramento is really starting to make great food. HURRAH!

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      1. re: rmarisco
        Melanie Wong RE: rmarisco Mar 3, 2014 11:27 PM

        Thanks for mentioning this spot. I was so pressed for time to get on the road before 3pm, I had to walk right by it and not go inside.

        Yes, I'm really happy to see what's happening foodwise in Sacramento now. I used to dread going there, and now I can't fit in all the places I want to try.

        Please keep posting about your finds. There should be more Sacto talk on this board.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          Tripeler RE: Melanie Wong Mar 4, 2014 12:57 AM

          "There should be more Sacto talk on this board."

          No kidding! After all, San Diego ended up having its own board.

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        bclevy RE: Melanie Wong Mar 2, 2014 05:16 PM

        For diversity of food choices, Koreana Plaza in
        Rancho Cordova off of Zinfandel on HW50
        is hard to beat in the Sacramento area.

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