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Georgia Markets with Thai Ingredients

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Kasma has received some nice fan mail from Atlanta – there must be enthusiastic Thai food lovers there!

* & ** – given for stores with a good (*) or better (**) selection of Thai ingredients.

Atlanta

These markets were suggested by an Atlanta chef with a Thai wife. We've included his comments.

*Hong Kong Supermarket
4166 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 325-3999
Hong Kong Supermarket is the mega- Asian supermarket in Atlanta, huge produce department and constantly changing fresh ingredients. (2001)
Hoa Binh Seafood Market
4897 Buford Highway
Chamblee, GA 30341
770-457-3383
Never actually bought any seafood here, but they are full of hard to find dry and frozen goods and SE Asian cooking equipment. (2001)
Oriental Food Mart
5091 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30340
770-457-5666
This is a small Mom and Pop operation, Thai owned and operated. Hard to find items frequent the shelves her (bai-chapoo, bplah salit, etc.). They are really good at locating hard to find items as well. (2001)

Riverdale

Thai Oriental Market
6467 Highway 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
(404) 997-3186
Recommended by a forgotten email correspondent. (2004)

Savannah

We visited most of these markets on a trip to Savannah in February, 2009. I list the best market first.

* Hong Tan Oriental Grocer & Gift
816 Pennsylvania Ave
Savannah, GA 31404 Map
(912) 233-9184
Run by a Vietnamese woman, this is an outstanding market. Among the items they had were Golden Boy Fish Sauce (one of Kasma's favorites), all the relevant curries (Mae Ploy, except Massaman) and sauces (black soy, etc.), peanut oil, palm sugar and Chaokoh coconut milk (no Mae Play). If we lived in Savannah, this would be our main store for shopping for Thai ingredients. The frozen food section is a plus, including squid, frozen galanga, frozen fish, and Thai chillies. The only market where (in February) we found Thai basil.(February 2009)
Original Nancy's Seafood Market Inc
2211 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, GA 31404
(912) 236-6262
Although this is primarily a seafood market, the Vietnamese proprietress does stock two items that are worth stopping for – Mae Ploy Coconut milk and Dragonfly Brand Premium Oyster Sauce (Kasma's favorite is the Dragonfly Super Premium). Although this is not a strong source for Thai ingredients I list it second because it is right on the way to Hong Tan so easy to visit when you go to Hong Tan. (February 2009)
Chinatown Market
1215 Price St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 238-8260
The second best of the Savannah markets for Thai ingredients. They had most of the basics but did lack others. It's worth a look if you're close by to see if it has what you need. (February 2009)
Han Me Oriental Food & Gifts
2 E Derenne Ave
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 355-6411
A Korean-run market, it's very strong in Korean ingredients (the fresh Kim Chee looked outstanding) and not so good for Thai ingredients. They had a few of the basics (including some Mae Ploy curry paste) but lacked many Thai essentials. (February 2009)
Asia Market
117 E Montgomery Cross Rd
Savannah, GA 31406 Map
(912) 961-0170
Our Thai informant in Savannah tells us this is a small market with some of the basics. We didn't get a chance to visit (we found everything we needed at Hong Tan). (February 2009)

* & ** – given for stores with a good (*) or better (**) selection of Thai ingredients.

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