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Old 03-13-2019, 07:22 PM   #21
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We’ve got 3 of them here in Vegas. They’re a bit pricier than some of the other Asian supermarkets, but their seafood section is great! Sometimes they’ll have live lobsters on sale.

I don’t know how they came up with the name either. Something for me to google later. Took me the longest time to figure out if it was 99 Ranch, or Ranch 99!
You made me curious, so I looked them up.

"It was originally called 99 Price Market but was eventually renamed 99 Ranch Market to give the supermarket a somewhat trendier name."

from: 99 Ranch Market - Wikipedia
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:38 PM   #22
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Stores like yours fascinate me, GG. DH used to love stopping at exotic grocery stores when we'd go out of town.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:51 PM   #23
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You made me curious, so I looked them up.

"It was originally called 99 Price Market but was eventually renamed 99 Ranch Market to give the supermarket a somewhat trendier name."

from: 99 Ranch Market - Wikipedia
Thank you! For some reason, I never think to check Wikipedia. Maybe it’s the “pedia” part. Pre-computer, the only thing that ended in “pedia” was the encyclopedia, and you didn’t look up weird stuff like “where did the market 99 Ranch” get its name?”

The only one I’ve been to here in the Valley is the one dead center of Chinatown. It’s small, and crowded, with narrow aisles, and not as clean as one would like.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:52 AM   #24
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Markets around here with the word "Ranch" in it is usually associated with Latin food, mostly Mexican.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:00 PM   #25
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One of my favorite places to "shop" is H Mart. It's a gigantic Asian supermarket with uncommon ingredients you won't see anywhere else. It even has a live fish tank where you can select the fish you want for dinner.

I usually go there with a short list of things I need and end up with more in the grocery cart.

If there is one in your area, it's worth a visit. It's like DisneyWorld for foodies.
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The really cool thing about this one is that it's about half "regular" grocery store items plus several aisles and refrigerator/freezer sections with more unusual ingredients. So you can get both in one place.

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Old 03-14-2019, 12:04 PM   #27
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One of my favorite places to "shop" is H Mart.
If there is one in your area, it's worth a visit. It's like DisneyWorld for foodies.

H Marts totally rock!!!

If I only had an HMart and a Wegmans I would be happy forever
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:08 PM   #28
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Yes, this one has tools and dishes, too, along with 25-lb. bags of rice etc. Way too much for us, but I can see that being necessary for families that eat rice 2-3 times a day.
I buy 20-pound bags of rice. It's exactly half the rice per pound of a 2-pound bag ($1.00/lb. vs. $0.50/Lb.). It keeps forever.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:56 PM   #29
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Ru e doesn’t go bad. I too buy large box. And seats in the kitchen till gets used up. though in all honesty I buy it for taste not the price. Price just an added bonus .
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I love stores like that. Dragnlaw and I went to Marché Sheng Tai, something similar. It's just under 5 km from where I live. I need to get there again.
taxy, had to take a friend to Brossard and sure enuf just where she was going was another Asian market. It seems it is a franchise, this one seemed a little more stocked than the Dollard one. I overspent of course, .

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The really cool thing about this one is that it's about half "regular" grocery store items plus several aisles and refrigerator/freezer sections with more unusual ingredients. So you can get both in one place.
GG - lucky you! to have one close! The prices are really cheap compared to the big box grocery stores. But you have to watch prices on the ones you can get easily at the other stores.

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I buy 20-pound bags of rice. It's exactly half the rice per pound of a 2-pound bag ($1.00/lb. vs. $0.50/Lb.). It keeps forever.
I know it's not a good picture but this is brown rice - unfortunately you can can hardly distinguish between the larva and the rice - it was a solid mass of webbing - yech!
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