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Mar 5, 2014 07:21 AM

Where to buy quail eggs on the North Shore?

Trying the potato salad recipe from Otrolenghi's book Plenty and it calls for quail eggs. Anyone know where to get them on the North Shore? I tried Lynnfield Whole Foods and Wilson Farms to no avail.

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  1. Have you tried an Asian store like C-mart or H-mart? I thought I saw them in the Chinatown store last time I was in, but can't be sure.

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    1. re: lc02139

      I see them at the large Chinese markets all the time - C-Mart, Jia He, etc.(don't know the English name - what is now under Empire Garden, was an older small C-Mart outpost).

    2. I also found this older link about places to buy them.

      1. The Chelsea Market Basket has them but I don't know about other locations.

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        1. None of the suggestions have been No Shore, and mine isn't either, but it may be closer to you that Burlington's H Mart:
          Ebisuya Japanese Market in Medford Sq.
          And, if you like Mex food, you could pick up a decadent Torta at Tenoch, just across and down the street from Ebisuya.

          p.s. i've only eaten raw quail egg (on yamakake)
          but if you're weighing the worth of a long drive for quail eggs, which I'm guessing are used by O more for VISUAL effect, you may want to skip them.

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          1. re: opinionatedchef

            Chelsea in the North Shore. As soon as you cross the Tobin you are on the North Shore

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              My experience with quail eggs is limited, but the few that I've cracked had larger yolk-to-white ratio than chicken eggs.

            2. I have seen them at the Salem Market Basket. They are in the deli section near the queso fresco.

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              1. re: Northshoregirl

                wow, now who wudda thunk it?! what a terrific tip for OP!