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[Seattle] Market Fresh!

Today, dad and I did the usual 'daddy/daughter day' stuff, wandering around doing errands and walking the dog and all. But early on, dad spotted something he really wanted to look into, which ended up eating a fair chunk of the morning. Luckily, the people there were accomodating and told me to take all the pictures I wanted, to pass the time. ;)

Market Fresh
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For fellow Seattlites in my area, a new Asian market has opened in the old Larry's Market building in Oak Tree. They have all kinds of specialty foods including whole ducks with feet and heads attached, pig intestine, chicken feet by the pound... they had an entire pig's head, fried!

They also have a lot of the snack foods and specialty things you'd normally find down at Uwajimaya, including Pocky and Ramune and Calpis and Milkis and taro-jelly candies, and so on. They also have fresh (as in 'live, swimming around in a tank') fish, various specialty produce, and so on.

They ALSO apparently have various other ethnic foods -- including Russian, Arabian, Indian and South African -- in much smaller sections of the store, though my dad and I didn't investigate too deeply because we'd already been there for a while. Anyway, won't be my main shopping place, but if you swing by the Oak Tree mall, it might be worth a look. It's certainly a UNIQUE market, to say the least!
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We went to Uwajimaya over Thanksgiving and had a ball - while we have a lot of Asian markets out here, none of them is nearly as large, and few of them have a fresh produce section. My brother and sister-in-law introduced us to Pocky, and we had taste-test comparisons of several flavors and competing brands, over the rest of the holiday weekend!

Sounds like I'll have to direct them to your find!
My favorite Pocky is Men's Pocky. It cracks me up that it's Bitter Chocolate. That seems so appropriate. I think Julie likes the seasonal Christmas Pocky.

We used to go to that store before it closed, so we'll have to check it out again. Yeah!

Too bad about Larry's, they were a good little chain back in the day.
For obvious reasons, I must inquire : WHERE IS THIS PLACE AND DO THEY HAVE BILTONG?!?
The old Larry's building at Oak Tree Mall, and I don't know; we saw a sign that said 'South African Cuisine' in one aisle, but didn't really have time to investigate further. You can certainly go check it out!
Sorry btw for not getting back to you. Getting the bike towed took /all/ damn day. It's been an interesting time of it. Let me know if you want to go with me (or possibly us) tomorrow.