By Nadine Kam
Nadine Kam photos
The Chinatown Market Place is open for business.
The Chinatown Market Place has opened at City Square, offering the affordability of downtown Chinatown's markets, without the parking hassles or crowds (yet), and, being new, a sanitary looking interior.
Current hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays (closed Tuesdays), and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
City Square is at 1199 Dillingham Boulevard at Kohou Street. The market is next door to Chuck E. Cheese.
Here's a look at some of the offerings:
Stacks of Japanese eggplant as high as a Whole Foods display (though not quite as even). Shown with bitter melon and green beans in tidy sections.
Thai bananas were $1.19 per pound.
Tilapia so fresh they were flipping all over, including leaping onto the floor.
The Maryland blue crab at center was feisty, ready to attack the camera lens.
Sweet and vinegared langonisa were available.
Plenty of onions, one of the building blocks of cooking.