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    Post #1 - March 4th, 2007, 9:47 am
    Post #1 - March 4th, 2007, 9:47 am Post #1 - March 4th, 2007, 9:47 am
    LTH,

    Thought I'd mention a couple of easy to miss you'll be happy you found them ethnic groceries with prepared foods, Dong AH and RC.

    Southeast corner of Touhy & Crawford
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    Dong AH has been mentioned a couple of times by Mr. T and Akane for their deliciously addictive Korean chicken wings, though Dong AH's skew more towards sweet then my benchmark Great Sea. In addition to grocery items Dong AH has prepared kimbap (Korean maki), seasoned tofu, mackerel, a few types of panchan, along with a rotating list, all freshly made and flavorful.

    Dong AH Chicken Wings
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    RC Oriental Outlet, like Dong AH, is a single storefront grocery with prepared food on offer, though unlike Dong AH RC has a dedicated prepared foods section including my Filipino neighbors favorite take-away vegetable egg roll, in the rear of the store.

    RC Oriental Outlet
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    These looked terrific, though I am unsure exactly what they are. It was necessary to purchase a tray of 6 so I (uncharacteristically) passed. In my behalf I was still full from breakfast at Patty's diner.
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    RC had a display of banana leaf wrapped items at the counter, Ube, Cassava and Suman Xntala. I'm not quite sure what Suman Xntala might be.

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    Dong AH and RC make a heck of a one-two punch for picking up a quick lunch or light evening meal. I should also note that a few blocks West on Touhy (3900 block) is another small strip mall containing NY Bagel and Baily, a Jewish deli, Filipino bakery with some prepared foods and a Korean take-away.

    Enjoy,
    Gary


    Dong AH
    3933 W Touhy
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    847-673-3055

    RC Oriental Outlet
    3935 W Touhy
    Lincolnwood, IL. 60712
    847-674-2120

    New York Bagels and Bialys
    4714 W Touhy Ave
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    847- 677-9388

    Sandwich Works
    4718 W. Touhy
    Lincolnwood IL
    847-676-4000

    Happy Kitchen
    4706 W Touhy
    Lincolnwood, IL

    Sweet Table by Feliz
    4708 W Touhy Ave
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    847-679-7300
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #2 - March 4th, 2007, 10:32 am
    Post #2 - March 4th, 2007, 10:32 am Post #2 - March 4th, 2007, 10:32 am
    G Wiv wrote:RC had a display of banana leaf wrapped items at the counter, Ube, Cassava and Suman Xntala. I'm not quite sure what Suman Xntala might be.
    I think those are called Suman Antala. Suman are sweet rice cakes made with coconut milk and sugar.

    These places look great. I drive by them all the time, but had no idea they sold prepared foods. Thanks for investigating them. I will definitely sample RC's Lechon Kawali soon. The near NW suburbs have such an amazing array of ethnic culinary gems to explore.

    Another good resource on Touhy (but not as far west) is the Eastern Bakery, which makes excellent Lavosh.

    Eastern Bakery
    2927 W Touhy Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
    773-508-9511
  • Post #3 - March 4th, 2007, 11:32 am
    Post #3 - March 4th, 2007, 11:32 am Post #3 - March 4th, 2007, 11:32 am
    d4v3 wrote:I think those are called Suman Antala. Suman are sweet rice cakes made with coconut milk and sugar.

    Dave,

    Right you are, I thought the A an X, thanks.

    I tried all three for breakfast this morning, the Ube (purple yam) was slightly sweet with a back taste of coconut. Of the other two one was ever so slightly sweet and hinted at banana the other faintly savory. All three went well with a cup of coffee for breakfast.

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    Thanks for the info on Eastern Bakery.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #4 - March 5th, 2007, 10:32 pm
    Post #4 - March 5th, 2007, 10:32 pm Post #4 - March 5th, 2007, 10:32 pm
    The unknown item in your post looks like a type of hashbrown/torta snack my mom used to make with potatoes, veggies, egg, spices that have been mixed together and pan fried like a potato pancake. (The actual name escapes me at the moment.) It's wonderful with vinegar seasoned with a little salt, black pepper, crushed garlic and sometimes a small thai chili pepper for an extra kick.

    Also, when eating suman, try dipping it in some white granulated sugar for some added sweetness and/or dipping it your coffee. Yum!
  • Post #5 - March 5th, 2007, 11:05 pm
    Post #5 - March 5th, 2007, 11:05 pm Post #5 - March 5th, 2007, 11:05 pm
    foodie1 wrote:It's wonderful with vinegar seasoned with a little salt, black pepper, crushed garlic and sometimes a small thai chili pepper for an extra kick.

    Foodie1,

    Thanks for the info, and the vinegar dip sounds delicious. I'll be back to RC soon and see if I can find out the official name.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #6 - March 6th, 2007, 11:37 pm
    Post #6 - March 6th, 2007, 11:37 pm Post #6 - March 6th, 2007, 11:37 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Thanks for the info, and the vinegar dip sounds delicious. I'll be back to RC soon and see if I can find out the official name.

    Enjoy,
    Gary


    Hi Gary,

    Just confirmed it is called ukoy. My mom had some made for us when we visited her this past Sunday. You can make it in various ways using vegetables or shrimp (a fave of mine.)
  • Post #7 - March 7th, 2007, 3:35 pm
    Post #7 - March 7th, 2007, 3:35 pm Post #7 - March 7th, 2007, 3:35 pm
    Expanding your shopping options in the Lincolnwood/Skokie area, apparently a "giant asian supermarket" is opening up in place of the Cub Foods. A cashier working at the final days clued me in.

    When I excitedly shreiked "H-Mart?" she just shrugged- but one can dream.
  • Post #8 - March 7th, 2007, 3:40 pm
    Post #8 - March 7th, 2007, 3:40 pm Post #8 - March 7th, 2007, 3:40 pm
    emilyhatestheworld wrote:Expanding your shopping options in the Lincolnwood/Skokie area, apparently a "giant asian supermarket" is opening up in place of the Cub Foods. A cashier working at the final days clued me in.

    When I excitedly shreiked "H-Mart?" she just shrugged- but one can dream.


    Maybe this place?
  • Post #9 - March 7th, 2007, 6:59 pm
    Post #9 - March 7th, 2007, 6:59 pm Post #9 - March 7th, 2007, 6:59 pm
    If only I had ever learned to read. . .

    Thanks.
  • Post #10 - April 11th, 2011, 9:14 am
    Post #10 - April 11th, 2011, 9:14 am Post #10 - April 11th, 2011, 9:14 am
    100 Lumpia for $34 with pint of sweet sour sauce, delicious easy 'bring' for party.

    R C Oriental, Lumpia

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    Need another quick 'bring', Korean chicken wings right next door at Dong AH

    Dong AH, Korean Chicken Wings

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    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #11 - July 2nd, 2012, 1:00 pm
    Post #11 - July 2nd, 2012, 1:00 pm Post #11 - July 2nd, 2012, 1:00 pm
    Sweet Table by Feliz is now closed.
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  • Post #12 - July 2nd, 2012, 3:32 pm
    Post #12 - July 2nd, 2012, 3:32 pm Post #12 - July 2nd, 2012, 3:32 pm
    100 Lumpia for $34 with pint of sweet sour sauce, delicious easy 'bring' for party.

    FWIW.....
    RC Oriental's pre-cooked Lumpia are now $40.00 for a Party Tray of 100 pc.
    and
    they are closed for the 4th of July :( (Rules out my excellent idea for a "bring" to a BBQ/Block Party on The 4th)
  • Post #13 - July 2nd, 2012, 4:12 pm
    Post #13 - July 2nd, 2012, 4:12 pm Post #13 - July 2nd, 2012, 4:12 pm
    Gary, I sooooo want those wings! But dunno where in MTL to find them... :(

    Lucky you!

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #14 - May 28th, 2018, 5:32 pm
    Post #14 - May 28th, 2018, 5:32 pm Post #14 - May 28th, 2018, 5:32 pm
    DongAhLTH4.jpg Memorial day snacks from Dong Ah.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow

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