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A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

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A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

I recently stumbled upon a pan-Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and more) supermarket in Chantilly, VA, of all places. As big as a Shaw's or Stop & Shop. A vast variety of sauces, pastes, noodles, cereals, drinks, exotic frozen seafood, desserts, candies and more. It was fascinating. In itself, something like taking a trip.

I know we have Chinatown, and together the small markets there offer a lot of interesting products, but is there a real supermarket, similar to what I describe, in our area? Thank you.

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1. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

What about the Super 88 Markets?

http://www.super88market.com/loc.htm

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2. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

Don't know about the Super 88s, the one on Herald St has been closed for a while ... although it's still listed on their website. It re-opened recently as a 'C-Mart'. I was there last weekend. Don't know about the others.

Edited: 29 January 2010, 23:30
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3. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

There is new large "H Mart" in Burlington not far from Burlington Mall. It's comparable in size to a regular supermarket, but gets very crowded on weekends.

Edited: 29 January 2010, 23:33
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4. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

I've been to the Allston and the South Bay Super 88 market locations around Christmas time.

Oh, yes, I heard about the new Asian supermarket in Burlington but have not made my way there yet.

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5. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

There is also a medium sized Asian Supermarket on the eastern end of Chinatown (across the Greenway from the Chinatown Arch).

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6. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

"Chantilly, VA of all places" :)! The Metro DC area has a very large Korean population, as well as many Vietnamese and Chinese. In fact, if it is the Lotte Market that you came across, there are a few of them in the area. Annandale, VA has an area called "Koreatown".

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7. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

There's a very small Lotte Market on Mass near the MIT Museum.

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8. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

There's a smallish, but packed, pan Asian market in Union Square, Somerville.

The Super 88 in Malden, quite large, seems to have been taken over by another company recently, but the selection is even better.

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9. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

I think that H Mart in Burlington is what you're looking for.

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10. Re: A large pan-Asian supermarket in the Boston area?

Thank you all. Lots of choices. The quest begins when things get a little warmer...

SueFee, thank you for ringing in. The store was in Westone Plaza, the shopping center that has the Hyatt Place, off Stonecroft, off of Westfields Blvd., off of 28. I cannot remember its name.

Thanks again, all. I figured there must be something like this, given Boston's great diversity.

Edited: 31 January 2010, 04:41