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Feb 6, 2008 09:44 AM

Where to buy chinese sausages?

I've got a recipe that calls for chinese sausages. I'm not sure what they are....and where to buy them. Can anyone help? Thanks much.

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  1. Sin Ba La.
    651 W Duarte Road, Ste F
    (626) 446-0886

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Sinbala is definately the place to go for Chinese sausages. There is also a location in Rowland Heights but I can only vouch for the Arcadia location. The sausages are pork if that info is needed.

    2. Almost any Chinese or general Asian market will have them. They're usually labelled Chinese sausages, so they're hard to miss.

      1. Chinese sausages come in different types: pork, duck liver, etc. If your recipe doesn't call for a specific type of Chinese sausage, I'd recommend choosing a pork version.

        1. I think the OP is asking for a market to buy chinese sausages, not a restaurant to order them.
          Also, Sin Ba La serves a certain type of taiwanese sausage that's meant to be eaten as is, rather than the generic chinese sausage (Lap Cheung) that is used in a lot of chinese cooking.

          Anyway, the answer is that any 99 ranch or asian supermarket will have it. As someone else posted, there are usually a couple kinds. One will be made of pork and duck liver and is quite lean (i really like this one). The best one for use in recipes will be the basic pork version. There will probably be several brands to choose from. I have no particular recommendations there. Just play roulette and grab one!

          1. Any Chinese supermarket will have them. They are usually in cold cases and shrink wrapped packages. You can also buy chicken sausage, in addition to the regular pork sausage.

            Lately we've been careful in choosing only Canadian made sausages.