Monday, January 25, 2010


Quail eggs. Check. Daifuku. Check. Fresh produce. Check


When not in the kitchen, at restaurants, attending events or reading about cuisine one of the favorite pastimes of the true foodie is the hours spent wandering in shops sourcing all of the products and imagining the inventive ways one could use it. With great anticipation Ebisuya Japanese Market opened this week in Medford Square. What a pristine oasis! Fresh produce, noodles of all kind, breads, sashimi grade seafood, prepared foods, candies and sweets and even imported beauty and grooming products.

Sashimi grade yellowfin tuna.

In a corner of this village filled with banks and hair salons this is exactly the kind of place that can turn a neighborhood into a foodie mecca. The other thing that amazes me is that as more large corporations fold more small, local food businesses are busting out all over. I, for one, am hoping that this is the decade of the Food Renaissance in America, where out of the corporate ashes and dust emerge the little beauties such as this.

Ebisuya Japanese Market
65 Riverside Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

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