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Jun 25, 2006 03:33 AM

Where to get Kaffir Lime Leaves?

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

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      1. 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.

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

          1. 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 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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            1. re: missclaudy

              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.