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)?
I've gotten the first two before at Silver Wok on 15-501. You can buy Thai basil plants at several different nurseries.
I bought Thai basil plants (which grew like crazy in a pot on the porch) at the Carrboro farmer's market.
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.