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Jan 31, 2007 05:47 PM

Looking for Amba in GTA

For years now, I have cajoling travelling friends into bringing me my favourite mango sauce from Israel (which I happily slop onto every falafel I can manage). The sauce is called Amba, and it's a spicy pickled mango sauce like nothing else I've ever had.

Imagine my shock (and delight) when the very same sauce appeared in the Saveur 100. And, available in the US through a company called Kalustyan's, no less. I'm trying to find out if they'll ship to Canada, but in the meantime, thought I'd check in with fellow Chow-folk to see if anyone can answer the million-dollar question...

Is Amba available anywhere in the GTA??

- Lea

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  1. I don't know if they have it, but you might want to call Sababa on Steeles near Yonge. The take-out side carries Israeli groceries (such as pickles, peppers, etc.). If you are not in that area, I'd call first and ask them if they carry it.

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    1. re: pescatarian

      Sababa did have a pickled mango sauce the last time I was there, about 5 or 6 weeks ago. I can't remember the brand name, but I bought a jar, thinking it would be like the condiment available at shawarma and falafel stands in Israel. Upon opening the jar and taking a taste, however, it was so unbearably salty that it went out in the recycling.

    2. There was a little shawarma place on Bayview north of Steeles that made Amba but he has gone out of buisness about a year ago. That was the first time I had tried it. Realy good stuff. I as well would like to get my hands on some so if you can tell me where in Israel it can be had I would certainly appreciate that and as well the name of the company that manufactures it. Many thanks