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Calamansi Juice Hard to Find? Not So at Shi Eurasia

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By Florence Fabricant

  • March 29, 2011

On the off chance that you need Vegemite from Australia, calamansi juice from the Philippines, chili-spiked canned tuna from Malaysia and Polish chocolate-covered dried plums all at once, Shi Eurasia, on the Lower East Side, is for you. Erry Ong, from Malaysia, and her two partners, from England and from Iceland, thought it was time New York had a shop where hard-to-find Asian and European products were sold. They plan to add France, Italy and Spain to the inventory, but those countries are not their focus.



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For now, bright packages of jellies from Iceland, Japanese noodles, curry pastes from various Southeast Asian destinations,Norwegian lingonberries and Belgian biscuits line the shelves, as well as dense, dark durian paste from Singapore, which will more than match that runny Époisses for funkiness. Soon, frozen Asian fruits will also be available.

Shi Eurasia, 143A Orchard Street (Rivington Street), (212) 228-7982.

A version of this article appears in print on March 30, 2011, Section D, Page 2 of the New York edition with the headline: Calamansi Juice Hard to Find? Not So on the Lower East Side. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe