It’s a treasure trove of all foods Asian, and a little Peruvian mixed in, tucked behind the stairs into a vast 20,000 sq ft space in the nondescript White Plains Mall that houses the DMV.
Kam-Sen Market offers everything Chinatown does, or even Queens, in terms of authentic groceries and supplies, hot food, dim sum, pastries and sushi. Vegetables, herbs, fish and spices, too. Aisles of dried noodles. Then there are sections of Latin American and Caribbean goods as well.
The meat section is not for the weak. The regular Peking Ducks and spare ribs are displayed with pork feet, tongues and live eels.
The New York Times wrote back in 2006, and it’s still true: “…shopping at Kam Sen is a cultural education, with its jumble of languages (mostly Asian, yes, but also Spanish, Caribbean patois and various African dialects) and faces. Just like the city.”
Kam Sen, 22 Barker Avenue, White Plains; (914) 428-4575
photos: Jacqueline Silberbush