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gwatcheater Jan 28, 2008 12:37 PM

Does anyone know of a Thai / Oriental supermarket on the UES (or nearby)

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    gwatcheater Jan 29, 2008 07:34 AM

    thanks all... its specifically lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves I am looking for... have tried a few of the places mentioned below - but no luck

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    1. re: gwatcheater
      MMRuth Jan 29, 2008 07:47 AM

      I think the kaffir lime leaves I've only found at Kalustyan's. They also carry lemongrass - but it's on Lex & 29th or so.

      1. re: gwatcheater
        Miss Needle Jan 29, 2008 12:05 PM

        Oooh, very specific to SEA. Yeah, the Japanese markets and Korean delis wouldn't carry them. You can find lemongrass in some upscale supermarkets. But kaffir lime leaves are more difficult to locate. I agree with MMRuth -- Kalustayan's is your best bet. Not too far from the 6 train.

        1. re: Miss Needle
          jeanki Jan 29, 2008 12:14 PM

          I might be wrong, but I feel like I remember seeing kaffir lime leaves for sale at Citarella (75th and 3rd) in their herb section. They definitely have lemongrass though.

          1. re: jeanki
            MMRuth Jan 29, 2008 12:15 PM

            That's my "regular" market, and though I recall seeing lemon grass there, I don't remember seeing the lime leaves - maybe worth a call from the OP.

        2. re: gwatcheater
          financialdistrictresident Jan 29, 2008 02:19 PM

          gwatcheater, the Thai place on Mosco Street in Chinatown ships if you don't want to head downtown. They had lemongrass but were out of kaffir lime leaves this weekend. I also saw lemongrass at one other market (street) in Chinatown. I'm sure others have it as well.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            ow77 Jan 29, 2008 07:36 PM

            If delivery is an option, this place is probably better: http://importfood.com/freshthaiproduc...

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          TipsyMcStagger Jan 28, 2008 04:15 PM

          Isn't there a Japanese market next to Cafe Zaiya on 41st?

          More specifically on the UES...not the most comprehensive Asian market...but my goto place is Annie's Fruit on the west side of Lex btwn 88th & 89th.


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          1. re: TipsyMcStagger
            MMRuth Jan 28, 2008 04:18 PM

            I'm always actually quite surprised at how many diverse Asian ingredients I find at my local UES markets - including the local "Korean Deli".

          2. Miss Needle Jan 28, 2008 01:36 PM

            There is a Japanese market on East 58th Street. What ingredients are you looking for?

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            1. re: Miss Needle
              Joe MacBu Jan 28, 2008 07:08 PM

              I think you're referring to Katagiri on 59th St.

              224 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022

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              Lettucepray Jan 28, 2008 12:55 PM

              I live on the UES and don't know of any such place

              I go to the wonderful Thai place at Chelsea Market


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