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Kafir Lime Leaves

soto i am Jan 17, 2008 01:51 PM

Anyone know where to buy kafir lime leaves used in thai recipes in the south bay area?

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    CinnamonKitten RE: soto i am Jan 17, 2008 04:03 PM

    You can buy a baby Kafir lime tree (dwarf variety) at Armstrong Garden Center.

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      salmon RE: soto i am Jan 17, 2008 04:36 PM

      You can usually buy them at Ranch 99 and I have seen them a few times at Whole Foods.

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        empfam RE: salmon Jan 18, 2008 01:43 PM

        Try the Ranch 99 over on Artesia Blvd just west of where the 91 fwy ends. They usually sell them in the fresh produce section next to all of the hot chile peppers in little foam trays wrapped with plastic wrap.

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        soto i am RE: soto i am Jan 19, 2008 01:47 PM

        Thanks guys. Will try those recs. Hated driving all the way to Alhambra for it. Can't get it to last long either so the tree sounds like a good bet.

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          ebethsdad RE: soto i am Jan 19, 2008 02:12 PM

          Where are you? 99 Ranch has multiple locations. There's is one on Sepulveda just north of Victory in Van Nuys.

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            Fru RE: ebethsdad Jan 19, 2008 02:59 PM

            Also, Bangluck Market which is a Thai market. They are in North Hollywood on Sherman Way and in Hollywood which I know is no closer to you than Alhambra but they will have every ingredient you need including makroot, galangal, oyster mushrooms, lemon grass, basil, chilis and shallots cheap, cheap, cheap!!!

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          mangetoutoc RE: soto i am Jan 21, 2008 10:21 PM

          If you have problems finding them in the South Bay, I can generally get them in season at A Chau market (on Magnolia at Edinger).

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