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Feb 10, 2008 04:37 PM

Where can I find siracha?

Been to Dominion and Whole Foods this weekend - no luck.

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  1. If you're talking about sriracha, the hot sauce most associated with Vietnamese foods, you're looking in the wrong spots. Just about any Asian grocery store carries it. All general grocers along Spadina carry it, T&T, Big Land, etc. out in the 'burbs carry it.

    1. Dominion at College Park carried it last time I was there.

      1. I find it hard to believe that you can't find Sriracha sauce at Whole Foods. In any event, I've always gotten mine at Loblaws or T&T. Loblaws often has it on sale (near the ketchup) and T&T has a whole isle devoted to hot sauces, including different brands of Sriracha. I always get the same one - can't remember the name, but it's a big see-through squeeze bottle - the kind you see when you get Japanese food in the food court.

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        1. re: pescatarian

          Most Loblaws/T&T will have it. Lee Kum Kei will be the easiest brand you can find. But I believe there is this brand which has a clear bottle and manufactured in Los Angeles will give you the most authentic flavour as I've seen most Viet/Thai restaurants have that.

        2. Just about anywhere. "Borrow" one from a hot dog cart!

          1. You might want to make sure to check the "ethnic foods" section -- for example, I think the one in Dominion in College Park is directly across from the refrigerated packaged fresh meats section, just down the aisle from the pasta sauces.

            If you aren't familar with the product, it should look similar to this: