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May 5, 2014 09:15 PM

Looking for good eats and Asian markets in the Grand Blanc area [MI]

Recently moved to Grand Blanc and looking for some restaurant suggestions, mainly ethnic foods. Also, looking for oriental markets in the area. My fiancé is not very helpful either since he's not big on foreign foods. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. Are you referring to Grand Blanc, MI? This is a regional board so you may want to put that in your subject line.

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    1. re: grouper

      Yes Grand Blanc, MI. Didn't know there was more than one Grand Blanc in the United States.

      1. re: Msviolatordm

        Even if there isn't, it helps folks know where you're talking about, when it's a small town they might not have heard of.

        1. re: nsxtasy

          I see others that don't put MI after the city name in their title and I don't see others jumping on them about it. Btw I realized after I posted that maybe I should put MI in the title but it didn't give me an option to edit. Just want some helpful suggestions. If there is none well so be it. Have a good day.

          1. re: Msviolatordm

            >> I see others that don't put MI after the city name in their title and I don't see others jumping on them about it.

            I don't see any others for towns with fewer than 10,000 residents, so they are not well known. By way of contrast, I don't think anyone would have wondered where you were talking about if you had asked for recommendations in Flint, without mentioning the state. :)

            And no one is "jumping on" you; we were just asking for clarification purposes.

            If you haven't already done so, you might want to check out these previous discussions:

            Flint Michigan, good eats? -
            Flint/Grand Blanc, MI food -

            1. re: nsxtasy

              Thanks. Sorry if I seemed rude. Just been stressed with the move and finding out that 2 family members have terminal diseases. I will check out those discussions :)

    2. If you don't mind driving about an hour, there are Asian markets in the Dequindre, 12/13mile area (Sterling Heights or Warren?).
      I don't know names or which are best, but there is a guy on here, VTB, that might have some recs.
      There is an Indian market on Walton in Auburn Hills /Rochester Hills area.

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      1. re: Markcron

        It's been nearly twenty years since I was freed from Flint / Grand Blanc. But, to my limited knowledge, I think the massage parlor ladies shop at Seoul Oriental Market on Corunna Rd in Flint. Besides that, Meijer has a decent selection of Asian foods, and the Chutney Bazaar in Grand Blanc has some East Asian food items in addition to mostly Indian foods. But, in the end, I think trips to Rochester Hills and Troy and Madison Hts will be necessary, both for selection and for sanity.

        1. re: VTB

          Thanks. I figured I would have to make some trips out towards Detroit area for big items like rice (I go through a lot of rice. Damn my Asian genes and love for rice lol). I will check out the Seoul market and Chutney Bazaar to see what they offer. I did find a middle eastern market on Hill Rd. (unsure of the name) and they had a nice selection of spices and meats. Again, thanks for the suggestions. It is much appreciated :)

      2. FYI, I usually shop at Fuji Market for dry goods (same owner and intersection, but diagonal from the Fuji Buffet about which you posted a few years ago), and for Asian produce I usually go to Nino Salvaggio's. There are decent Korean and Chinese markets near Rochester Rd and Long Lake, in Troy. There is a nice S.E. Asian market at Dequindre and 13 Mile. You need to do a road trip to evaluate each for yourself. Stop by the tinyJapanese Noble Fish market for fun, while you are at it. Hey, take care; welcome; and, looking fwd to your posts. PS--if you are Taiwanese (and I don't think you are) please comment--my wife is big into the local Taiwanese social scene, even though she is from Beijing (politics)...

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        1. re: VTB

          I'll add a shoutout for the H Mart at 16 Mile (Big Beaver) and Dequindre if you're looking for anything Asian, but of course it's primarily a Korean market. I can't think of any bigger Asian market in this area.

          1. re: coney with everything

            I can vouch for their good bagged candy selection. Good stuff, Maynard!

        2. As someone mentioned already, the Korean Seoul Market in Flint has a decent selection of items.

          For a larger selection as well as fresh fish and produce, there is the H-Mart in Troy at 16 mile(big beaver) and Dequindre.

          There is also the Japanese market on Grand Avenue in Novi called One World Market. They have a very good selection of products as well as fresh fish and produce.
          Also in Novi is a Japanese bakery called Pastry House Hippo.
          both are located on Grand River Avenue in Novi.

          I hope this helps!