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Kecap Manis

thenurse Oct 26, 2007 09:47 AM

Anyone know where to buy this condiment, commonly referred to as Insonesian Soy Sauce, in Toronto? I was thinking T&T, but would like a confirmation that it exists here and I don't have to smuggle it from Dubai in a few months.
I'm also in the US often so if I can source it there, great.

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  1. mikeb RE: thenurse Oct 26, 2007 10:05 AM

    It's available at T&T on Steeles for sure. Nowadays I see various brands at larger Asian grocery stores. ABC, Bangau, Condimex etc.

    1. vorpal RE: thenurse Oct 26, 2007 10:26 AM

      I've never been to a grocery store in Chinatown and Chinatown East that didn't have it. In my experience, though, it's not located next to the soy sauces, but typically in the general vicinity (i.e. same aisle) of them. You'll probably have to browse around a little to find it, but it should be there.

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        Redscouser RE: vorpal Nov 2, 2007 02:10 PM

        If you are close to Burlington there is a Dutch store in Rosedale Plaza(can't remember the name, but it's the intersection of Guelph Line and New St., south of the QEW), that sells a range of Indonesian sauces. including kecap manis.

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        Snarf RE: thenurse Nov 2, 2007 08:11 PM

        It shows up in some of the more adventurous Loblaws sometimes. More regularly, you can find the Conimex brand of products at the House of Spice on Augusta. Ketjap Manis, Ketjap Asin, Sambal Oelek, etc.

        1. Bueno RE: thenurse Nov 3, 2007 12:38 PM

          Just at T&T (Steeles / Warden) yesterday, and they have MANY brands of Kecap Manis available. I would assume this is the same at all their stores. It's a common ingredient in Asian / Indian cooking.

          1. JamieK RE: thenurse Nov 3, 2007 01:23 PM

            I just saw Kecap Manis at the T&T on Cherry St.

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              Deborah B RE: thenurse Nov 3, 2007 02:04 PM

              I was actually looking for it today. I got it at Lively Life at the St. Lawrence Market. If I hadn't found it there I was going to head to T&T on Cherry St.

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