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In search of... PALM SUGAR

JonasBrand Jul 22, 2007 01:52 PM

So I cannot find Palm Sugar... I have been searching for a while.

Looked all over china town... Not to be found.

Any guidance?

Many Thanks!

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    Atahualpa RE: JonasBrand Jul 22, 2007 06:48 PM

    I find it hard to believe you can't find it in China town. I have bought it from Oriental harvest before and from a couple places in Kensington.

    Do you know exactly what you're looking for? It is sold as a hard puck-like disc that has to be broken up at home. Maybe you're just missing it in the store?

    I have also picked some up from T&T on occasion.

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      Jar RE: Atahualpa Jul 23, 2007 01:20 PM

      Not sure, but most Indian Grocery stores carry a hard sugarthat you have to break up, kind of a dull golden colour, may be Palm Sugar???

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      pinenutswitheverything RE: JonasBrand Jul 22, 2007 06:52 PM

      Here's where I get it:

      http://importfood.com/spca1702.html

      Great store.

      Cheers

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        Bueno RE: pinenutswitheverything Jul 24, 2007 06:57 PM

        How is that possible when then only ship cookware to Canada, and non-food related products?

      2. tuqueboy RE: JonasBrand Jul 22, 2007 07:11 PM

        you can also buy it at some latino stores. if it's still there, mario's latin video (bloor/palmerston) used to stock it.

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          Mila RE: JonasBrand Jul 23, 2007 11:03 AM

          I buy it at House of Spice in Kensington.

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            Atahualpa RE: Mila Jul 23, 2007 09:03 PM

            Yep! That's the name of the place in Kensington . . .

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              Mike from Hamilton RE: Mila Jul 24, 2007 10:13 AM

              Seconded, that is where I purchase my palm sugar as well...

            2. orangewasabi RE: JonasBrand Jul 23, 2007 12:40 PM

              I buy it at SLM at Lively Life 416-362-1464
              Lower Level, South of Rube's Rice

              1. vorpal RE: JonasBrand Jul 23, 2007 01:18 PM

                I've never not seen it at a grocery store in Chinatown, although sometimes it's in strange, unintuitive places.

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                  EPIcureanTO RE: vorpal Jul 23, 2007 03:06 PM

                  I get mine in Phillipino stores

                2. JonasBrand RE: JonasBrand Jul 23, 2007 07:39 PM

                  Thanks for the tips!

                  I found some Coconut Palm Sugar (Hockey Puck Style) at Soon Lee Supermarket at Kennedy and Eglington.

                  I would still like to find some Sugar Palm Sugar (not a typo... Sand Castle Style)... so I am gonna check out the recommended spots... and will report back!

                  Thanks again!

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                    mar52 RE: JonasBrand Jul 23, 2007 09:09 PM

                    I buy it at Ranch 99

                    They have all sorts.

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                      TorontoJo RE: mar52 Jul 24, 2007 08:13 AM

                      Which is great... but Ranch 99 is in California and this thread is about Toronto. But the closest equivalent up here is T&T (which according to my mother, who visited recently, puts Ranch 99 to shame).

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                        JonasBrand RE: TorontoJo Jul 24, 2007 10:17 AM

                        I've seen T&T mentioned on here a bunch of times... but paid no attention as I thought it was just another big box grocery. I checked out their website and am intrigued... so a visit is in order. But I will probably wait till August 23 when FYI...

                        A new T&T is opening in Downtown Toronto @ 222 Cherry Street Toronto, ON M5A 3L2

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                          TorontoJo RE: JonasBrand Jul 24, 2007 12:20 PM

                          Yes, several downtown hounds are eagerly awaiting that opening! And you should definitely pay a visit at your first opportunity. It's quite the place. I'm serious, my mother was goggle eyed and swooning at every turn, particularly over the prepared foods. Saw stuff that she hasn't eaten since she was a child in Taiwan.

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                            EPIcureanTO RE: JonasBrand Jul 30, 2007 10:10 AM

                            wha? near the docks??

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                        charmoula RE: JonasBrand Jul 24, 2007 06:16 PM

                        I get my palm sugar in Little India. Most of the grocery stores in the strip along Gerrard just west of Coxwell stock it. Hope that helps.

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                          pescatarian RE: charmoula Jul 25, 2007 07:16 AM

                          me too - that's where I've gotten it - Little India

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                            EPIcureanTO RE: pescatarian Jul 30, 2007 10:09 AM

                            I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the types of sugar available at the no frills on blackcreek & eglinton- and remembered this post!

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