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May 7, 2006 03:07 PM

kaffir lime leaves...where to get them in Vancouver.

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I've seen a previous helpful posting for getting these, but in Calgary. Does anyone know where to get them in Vancouver? Thanks for your help!

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  1. i bought a huge bag of kaffir lime leaves from T&T. i believe it was only a few dollars for that big bag.

    green curry *drools*

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    1. re: goremay

      There is a fantastic spice stall at Lonsdale Quay, in North Vancouver, where you can buy kaffir lime leaves and also an Asian stall in Granville market (it's in the market on the east side).

      1. re: goremay

        There is a fantastic spice stall at Lonsdale key where you can buy kaffir lime leaves and also a Asian stall at Granville market.

        1. re: Maggie

          The last time I was at that asian stall in the Granville market, I bought magrut limes as well. They have a distinctly asian sort of aroma that conjures up curry/lemongrassy visions and are quite a bit smaller than your usual limes.

        2. re: goremay

          i just dbl checked the bag i have -- it's a 57g bag. not sure if you're lookin for that much, but it's a steal at just a few dollars for that bag. great to have on hand.

          you can find it at any T&T store, 8 locations in the lower mainland.. great for one stop asian ingredients.


        3. You can also get them at South Seas on Granville Island. A few years ago I was gently informed by the South Seas personnel that the correct term for these leaves is magrut leaves, not kaffir leaves as the word kaffir is extremely derogatory.

          1. the nice thing is they freeze very well. (was informed about this by the South Seas wonderful staff)

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            1. re: gelfball

              Took the words right out of my mouth!! I always have a bag in the freezer!

            2. My last trip to Vancouver I bought a bunch at the asian spice store on granville island in the main market.... I dried them when I got home, and now I always have them on hand.. although i do prefer the fresh.

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              1. re: CookieGal

                I don't know what part of town you are in but there is a great Thai market on Gore that not only has FRESH kaffir lime leaves but everything else you ever wanted to cook southeast asian/asian food. It is two to three doors up from the corner of Keefer Street, on the outer edge of downtown's Chinatown. I don't know the name, but you can't miss it. The owner was super helpful despite somewhat limited English. And the prices were great.

                1. re: grayelf

                  Asia Market 265 East Hastings Street, 604.688.6824 / 604.685.5623

                  1. re: grayelf

                    I always bought my kaffir leaves fresh but you get a large bunch and they only last so long in the fridge. Was delighted to find out they freeze well and they do! I don't notice any difference.

                2. Hen Long has virtually everything you need from South-East Asia - fresh lime curry, taro, pandan and a lot others which I do not know how to use. Problem is, it is in Surrey, 104th Ave and 144 St.