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Where to buy fresh Thai ingredients in Durham/CHill?

Tom M of Durham NC Aug 27, 2007 07:26 AM

I'm looking specifically for Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and Thai basil. I tried the Asia Market on Durham-Chapel Hill Road (next to the Gugelhopf), Galaxy Supermarket, Food World off Roxboro--basically all the ethnic markets in Durham I could think of. No luck at any of those places.

Any suggestions (short of heading over to Grand Asia Market in Cary? I live up north of Durham in the county, so Cary's quite a haul for me)?


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    bbqme Aug 28, 2007 05:42 AM

    I've looked for those same ingredients myself but alas I haven't found any place that sells all three ingredients on a consistent basis in Ch/Durham.

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      dubedo Aug 27, 2007 05:58 PM

      I bought Thai basil plants (which grew like crazy in a pot on the porch) at the Carrboro farmer's market.

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        batdown Aug 27, 2007 05:08 PM

        whole foods in CH has thai basil

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          LulusMom Aug 28, 2007 08:14 AM

          and sometimes the kaffir lime leaves too.

          1. re: batdown
            mujimu Aug 29, 2007 12:57 PM

            -- Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and Thai basil

            ditto to the above. you should be able to get all three at Whole Foods, with locations in Chapel Hill, Raleigh or Durham locations. not to mention lemon grass!

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            tommio Aug 27, 2007 10:35 AM

            I've gotten the first two before at Silver Wok on 15-501. You can buy Thai basil plants at several different nurseries.

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