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Any recs for finding Thai ingredients in Fairfield County?

robin76 Feb 13, 2008 03:48 PM

Seeking a grocer that carries kaffir lime, lemongrass, tamarind, and fish sauce, etc. in
Fairfield County. Any tips much appreciated!

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    sibeats Feb 13, 2008 04:08 PM

    I'm not sure about the kaffir lime, but the Oriental Food Market on Route 123 in Norwalk carries everything else and more. Really good fresh dumpling wrappers, beautiful veggies, and all the canned/bottled asian ingredients you might need.

    1. sonofoodie Feb 13, 2008 04:45 PM

      I agree with sibeats. And, they do have kaffir lime leaves...you just need to ask for it. I've gotten it there many times.

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      1. re: sonofoodie
        robin76 Feb 13, 2008 05:16 PM

        That sounds just perfect- thank you both so much for the tip!

        1. re: robin76
          jfood Feb 14, 2008 01:55 PM

          they also hide the miso in the fridge in the back. plus they have great prices on nori. be patient as they do not speak great english but are extremely helpful.

          1. re: jfood
            robin76 Feb 15, 2008 07:40 AM

            Terrific- I can't wait to stock up this weekend.

      2. ChefBoyAreMe Feb 15, 2008 07:55 AM

        The ShopRite off Exit 6/95 carries lemongrass and tamarind in produce, and I believe tamarind pulp as well, possibly frozen. They'd also have fish sauce in the ethnic aisle, which is huge. Most of this should also be available at Darien Produce.

        The kaffir lime leaves might be tough. Maybe Darien Produce, maybe Penzey's Spices on the post road in Norwalk?

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        1. re: ChefBoyAreMe
          adamclyde Feb 16, 2008 03:23 AM

          Agree with ShopRite. They have it all but the kaffir lime leaves.

          the tiny asian grocery on Hope street has everything as well, though not sure about the leaves. Might be worth a try if you are already in Stamford. Probably not worth it otherwise.

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