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Matouk's Kuchela

j1234 Dec 7, 2006 12:07 AM

Anyone know where I can get it? Kalustyan's is out... Ideally someplace in Manhattan or off the 7. I called Patel Bros. in Jackson Heights and they said they have pickled mango, but I'm worred it won't be the same. Thanks for any tips!

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    marlie202 Dec 8, 2006 12:28 AM

    try the West Indian shops-it is Trinidadian

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      j1234 Dec 7, 2006 04:27 PM

      Thanks! Yes, is Trini--pickled green mango with West Indian spices. I was hoping to avoid the trek way out into Brooklyn or Queens for one little bottle, but I'm not sure it's possible.

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      1. re: j1234
        jen kalb Dec 7, 2006 06:01 PM

        I dont know what you are using it for, but my recollection is that its essentially a simplified version of an indian mango pickle. If so, couldnt you take doctor the latter with some scotch bonnet sauce to approximate the kuchela?

      2. jen kalb Dec 7, 2006 03:31 AM

        Its a Trinidadian thing, right? West Indian markets in Brooklyn carry Matouk's products and Ive seen the Kuchela but I couldnt tell you confidently where you would find it. Certainly not in Manhattan - maybe out in Hillside Queens at the end of - is the ithe E line? Lots of Trinidadians out there but a long way to go if you are not sure.

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