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Yummy Market ( Major Mac & Dufferin ) - An Amazing ' European Experience ' Super Market!!!

Charles Yu | May 4, 201312:55 PM     16

Opened about 3 months ago, I only realize of its existence through the flyer they send out yesterday. With an area about twice the size of McEwan on Don Mills, this impressive 'European product focused' supermarket is a 'must visit' for any serious foodies who happen to visit this Maple/Richmond Hill area

Entering the premise this fine Saturday morning, I encountered a store full of customers, at least 90% of whom were speaking either Russian or Polish!! For a moment, I thought I was inside a supemarket in Moscow!!

First impression was WOW!!! Why? Because I noticed they don't just have a Delicatessen Department, they actually have independent 'stand alone' Smoked Meat and Smoked Fish departments!! The former, featuring at least 20 types of European sausages whilst the latter, featuring Pickled Fishes in barrels!! Variety of smoked fish was also an eye opener! Both the Hot and Cold prepared food sections as well as the Cheese department were equally huge and impressive.

Some of the unique and 'hard to find' products I bought this morning to try included:
- Pickled Beef Tongue rubbed with raw garlic!
- Smoked Beef Tongue
- Wild Alaskan King Salmon Caviar ( $9 per 100grms ). {They also have other wild Salmon Caviar in bulks, jars or cans. Not to mention Russian Sturgeon Caviar!!}
- House cured Gravlax ( Oily but a bit too salty, IMO. Prefer St. Lawrence Markets' selection)
- Fresh house-made Chicken Kiev
- Veal Croquettes.
- Duck Leg Confit with Mandarin glaze
- Frozen wild 'Lingonberries' from Eastern Europe. ( They also have frozen Black Currants and Black Berries!! Great for Smoothies! )

From over 7 types of marinate Herrings ( including real Swedish ones ) to Smoked Sturgeon and Butter Fish to 10+ types of Smoked Pork Loins and Pork Pates, authentic Beef Stroganoff, Lamb, Beef, Chicken and Pork Shashlick, Russian Smoked Fish Casserole, Baked stuffed whole Bass....etc There were simply too many interesting products to mention in such a posting. Best to see for yourself!!

Price point for most produce and grocery products were a touch lower than your Loblaws, Metros or Longos...etc

Only downside! I was too busy browsing and shopping, I forgot to take photos so that I can post here! Sigh!!
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