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Where to get Kaffir Lime Leaves?

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Hungryin theBurbs Jun 25, 2006 03:33 AM

Does anyone know a local source for kaffir lime leaves? There must be someplace in Chinatown (Philly's) that carries them, but I don't know where. I tried the big asian supermarket on Adams Avenue, which generally has an excellent selection of Thai ingredients, but no lime leaves. I'd rather not order them on line if I don't have to. Thanks.

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    shoeman RE: Hungryin theBurbs Jun 25, 2006 01:08 PM

    The thai food vendor in the rtm always has them for sale

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      devain RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 13, 2006 11:34 PM

      there is an indonesian grocery at 16th or 17th and morris that has all the ingredients and also great prepared meals made by local women.

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        kristintran RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 16, 2006 01:43 AM

        Hi, I buy mine at the Asian supermarket at 8th and Washington, next to Pho 75.

        1. missclaudy RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 16, 2006 11:47 AM

          I just bought some at Sue's produce on 18th st. I usually can't find them at any of the big Asian markets like Hong Kong Corp. or any of the markets on Washington and never at Korean stores. Some of the small Asian store front mkts.in south (near Wolf St.)and west Philly (not Vietnamese)have them AND there is a Cambodiaan/Thai great grocery store near Broad and Olney (run by a lovely, friendly man)but the adress escapes me. Drive towards town on Broad after Olney 4 or 5 blocks and turn left onto a st.that parallels broad and you will find it.Wondrous lettering on the front of the store which is on the corner, 1\2 block off Broad. Sometimes they sell kefir lime plants so you can grow your own. Let me know where you find them, they are DIVINE!

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            pschneider RE: missclaudy Oct 16, 2006 01:00 PM

            That street is Old York Road, the commercial center of a small southeast Asian community in Logan. Used to be a very nice Cambodian restaurant right around there too, but it closed about a year ago.
            Peter

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            tetellita RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 16, 2006 03:15 PM

            Sometimes you can find them at Wegman's in Downigtown...

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              Lotus7 RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 17, 2006 12:42 AM

              I just saw them today at Sue's Produce on 18th and Sansom in Center City

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                Hungryin theBurbs RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 17, 2006 02:08 AM

                I ended up getting them at the Thai place in Reading Terminal Market. I was hoping for someplace other than Center City, but it seems like that's not gonna happen.

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                  missclaudy RE: Hungryin theBurbs Oct 17, 2006 12:42 PM

                  Hungry, read my post above. I think I remember that you live around Jenkintown. There are lime leaves near Broad and Olney: the world is a better palce!

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