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Dec 3, 2007 03:45 PM

SE Asian Grocery Store in SF?

Does anyone know of a grocery store that sells fresh ingredients for Indonesian cooking (pandanus leaves, fresh tumeric, baby ginger, etc)? We recently returned from a trip to Indonesia and wanted to re-create some of the dishes we tried. We live in San Francisco - however, we would be willing to drive across the Bridge or venture to the Peninsula if we could get fresh ingredients...

Thanks for the help!

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  1. Battambang Market in the Tenderloin is primarily Cambodian & Thai but might do the trick. The store is total chaos, so don't go when you're in a rush. Another possibility is Manila Oriental Market, which I've heard stocks lots of SE Asian ingredients but I haven't checked it out yet.

    Manila Oriental Market
    4175 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112

    Battambang Market
    339 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: david kaplan


      Thanks for your 2 suggestions - I will check both of them out. Appreciate the help!