Market Watch: Albino Bitter Melon and More at Fei Long Market in Brooklyn
Jaws dropped when Fei Long recently opened on the south end of Sunset Park's Chinatown, and not because it occupies an entire city block, and is twice a big as the next competing grocery. In fact, I haven't seen an Asian grocery this big anywhere in the five boroughs.
The produce section itself is nearly the size of a football field, and sells lots of unusual fruits and vegetables you're unlikely to find anywhere else. The prices are great, too: For example, seedless watermelons were selling for $3 apiece, and kohlrabi (great for slaw!) for only 40 cents per pound. Below are a couple of other curiosities I spotted. 6301 Eighth Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 718-680-0118