We went here on Sunday as it's been open less than a week. They advertise themselves as carrying lots of Asian specialties and having a great seafood selection. They did not lie. My comparison to Mitusuwa was a bit off in that store leans towards Japanese with other cultures thrown in, while Food Harbor is definitely more Chinese. The veg prices were very reasonable and they had most of the stuff one would find at Caputos and then some. Lots of
different greens including several different varieties of cabbage, gai lan/chinese broccoli,
pea shoots and others. They have an impressive collection of soy sauces from different countries along with oils and any other sort of Asian sauce you can think of. They actually had mustard oil in the Indian section along with tons of dried goods like different types of lentils, beans and spices.
The meat selection was decent with cuts you rarely see outside of Chinatown markets. They even had a few packages of goat meat, but there is also a counter where you can pick your piece along with requesting special cuts. The deli was also good with a fair selection of Bobak products.
And then there's the fish. Sweet Lord! It's a little overwhelming at first. Live blue crabs on each side of the U shaped department slowly snapping away. Each side has at least a dozen different whole fish which they clean and cut for you. There was a side of tuna the size of a fat toddler! The backside has pieces already filleted and the prices were low, but I'm
assuming because of the grand opening. Mahi Mahi for 4.99, salmon for 3.99, Alaskan Halibut for 10.99. And then all along the back wall are the live tanks. Eels, tilapia, catfish, trout, LIVE FROGS!, and many others. In the center are live tanks of mussells, clams, oysters, and periwinkles.
I'm having a hard time recalling everything and will definitely go back and report again. The frozen section is also impressive. A few more odds and ends we saw: frozen black silkie chickens, many kinds of longaniza sausage, multiple chinese sausages, quail eggs, fresh baked bbq pork buns, custard buns, whole frozen durian, frozen longan and on and on and on....
1421 W. Lake St. Addison IL