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Mar 6, 2008 05:15 PM

obscure / high quality spices Vancouver

Hi there! Newbie here, please don't bash me too hard...

Having a dinner party on saturday, and my recipes call for two things i don't have:

Ancho Chile Powder and
Ras-El-Hanout (Moroccan spice mix, sometimes referred to as Moroccan 'curry powder')

Any place likely to have these besides South China Seas trading Co.? I love that shop, but parking is difficult, and my hours don't work well with theirs except for weekends.

I live near Oakridge, but can drive anywhere. Would prefer something somewhat close to my hood.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. El Surreno on Commercial Drive will have Ancho powder and may even have Ras-el-Hanout. You can try Mienhardt's and Gourmet Warehouse as well.

    2 Replies
    1. re: fmed

      i also need harissa, which i'm going to spice up a bit.

      1. re: fmed

        thanks for the el sureno tip though, forgot all about that place. its kind of strange though. but they will definetly have the ancho