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tamarind paste

eatsies Mar 7, 2007 10:30 AM

where can one get tamarind paste in the city?

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    morebubbles RE: eatsies Mar 7, 2007 11:32 AM

    Chinatown, or Indian grocers. I'm pretty sure that's where I've seen it.

    1. SnackHappy RE: eatsies Mar 7, 2007 12:11 PM

      I've never seen it in paste form at an East-Asian grocery. I've seen it in compressed dried form, as a concentrated liquid, in fresh form and as frozen pulp, but never as a paste.

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        pudgey RE: eatsies Mar 7, 2007 04:34 PM

        are you looking for the one that's in a block form? because my roommate bought tamarind paste in that form from an asian grocery store in chinatown. Try the one that's on St.Laurent, near the building that burned down. You can also find the tamarind candies in chinatown as well.

        1. SnackHappy RE: eatsies Mar 7, 2007 04:41 PM

          If it's this stuff your looking for, you can find it at any Asian grocery. I thought you needed the stuff that comes in a glass bottle.

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            SnackHappy RE: SnackHappy Mar 29, 2007 01:01 PM

            If anyone is still interested, I found tamarind paste in many forms today at Hawaï. They have in glass jars and plastic tubs. Anyway, I guess I'd never noticed it before or it's new.

            Just wanted to update the info.

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            eatsies RE: eatsies Mar 12, 2007 10:26 AM

            i used to get it in toronto and it would come in a plastic container with a blue lid...not sure about the block form stuff, but maybe that's a good alternative?
            i'll check chinatown and up on jean talon. thanks for all your help!

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