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Old 04-22-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Hello there,

Is anyone in here now where is oriental market or vietnamese market. Is there china town in jacksonville. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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No Chinatown in Jacksonville - however I think eventually there will be one but I don't see it happening for another 10 - 15 years

We usually go to JAX Oriental Market off of St. Augustine Road. There is also one off of San Jose called Mandarin Supermarket. Both of these are more geared towards Chinese items but most of the Asian markets have a little bit of everything. We've also gone to several smaller ones, one off of Beach Blvd, by BJs, that was more Filipino, there is also one right across the street from Tinseltown, next to Blue Bamboo.

As for a Vietnamese market, next to the Vietnamese restaurant - Saigon Time, off of Cassat Ave, there is a Vietnamese supermarket. I believe they are both ran by the same people.

Someone once mentioned to us that there is also an Asian market in Orange Park - if someone can give me the name for that one, we would like to give it a visit.

Whenever we go to Orlando, we visit 1st Oriental Supermarket, which is huge, what you would usually see up in NY. It's in their growing Chinatown.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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No Chinatown in Jacksonville - however I think eventually there will be one but I don't see it happening for another 10 - 15 years

We usually go to JAX Oriental Market off of St. Augustine Road. There is also one off of San Jose called Mandarin Supermarket. Both of these are more geared towards Chinese items but most of the Asian markets have a little bit of everything. We've also gone to several smaller ones, one off of Beach Blvd, by BJs, that was more Filipino, there is also one right across the street from Tinseltown, next to Blue Bamboo.

As for a Vietnamese market, next to the Vietnamese restaurant - Saigon Time, off of Cassat Ave, there is a Vietnamese supermarket. I believe they are both ran by the same people.

Someone once mentioned to us that there is also an Asian market in Orange Park - if someone can give me the name for that one, we would like to give it a visit.

Whenever we go to Orlando, we visit 1st Oriental Supermarket, which is huge, what you would usually see up in NY. It's in their growing Chinatown.
1st Oriental Supermarket..they call it "Chinatown" just for name sake... Unless some investor throws millions into that place, it'll never become a true Chinatown. But it is a true Asian supermarket closest to JAX though.

There's a bigger Vietnamese supermarket on Lane/Normandy that sells roasted duck/pork sometimes. Called Hung Thinh Supermarket

OP can also just use search function here...we talked about this a lot before.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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thanks so much for the information.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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I really like Nam Hai in the Lakewood/San Jose area:

2932 University Blvd W
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 443-7551

I've been going there for years. It's a good-sized place and the people that run it are very nice.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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thank you to all for questions and answers....LOL I can't live w/ out my asian herbs & food
thanks
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: JAX
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My wife is Indonesian. We moved here a year 1/2 ago from San Diego. Big difference in Asian influence. She doesn't like it here too much. We have found a few asian markets, but not too many or too big. One we found that I didn't see mentioned here:

Myre Asian Market
11900 Atlantic Blvd, Ste 204, Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 645-3800

It's at Kernan and Atlantic in the Wal Mart shopping center. Nice place. Very nice people there.

ttlan, What part of town do you live in?
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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My wife is Indonesian. We moved here a year 1/2 ago from San Diego. Big difference in Asian influence. She doesn't like it here too much. We have found a few asian markets, but not too many or too big. One we found that I didn't see mentioned here:

Myre Asian Market
11900 Atlantic Blvd, Ste 204, Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 645-3800

It's at Kernan and Atlantic in the Wal Mart shopping center. Nice place. Very nice people there.

ttlan, What part of town do you live in?
What ingredients is your wife looking for (I've never cooked Indonesian food - but I do buy unusual ingredients every now and then - both in markets and on line)? Robyn
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: JAX
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Those big round Korean Pears I love we haven't found. Those are delicious. Also, she likes kerupuk. It's like white styrofoam discs. We haven't found that either.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I'd buy something like the krupuk (that's the alternative spelling) on a website like this:

Indonesian Food - Online

Could be wrong - but this seems like the kind of item that has a shelf life of about 5 years . At a website like this - there's a flat shipping fee of $15 for any order that costs more than $85 and weighs less than 10 pounds. Seems like a good way to stock up on things that are light weight. I'd check the reviews on the website before I bought (I've never bought from this website before). Robyn
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