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Where can I find piri piri sauce?

trubee Apr 14, 2008 06:46 PM

I have a recipe that calls for Portugese piri piri hot sauce. Thanks to the current issue of Bon Appetit, igourmet is sold out. Any ideas on where I can find it in LA?

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    Jeryy RE: trubee Apr 14, 2008 08:10 PM

    I think you might find it at Bay Cities Italian Deli on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. They have a very good hot sauce selection, but they also carry a whole line of sauces from the Nando's Chicken chain in London - they specialize in piri piri.

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      empfam RE: trubee Apr 14, 2008 09:33 PM

      This may be a little out of your way, but there's a restaurant in Laguna Beach called Mozambique that specializes in food with peri peri sauce. They also sell their product on the web.


      1. Frommtron RE: trubee Apr 15, 2008 12:25 AM

        Bay Citites is a great call. They very well could have that but I haven't looked for it there (anywhere).

        Now, this is going to seem very weird but . . . try Nijiya or Mitsuwa. The Portuguese introduced it to Japan along with bread (pan = bread -- Panko = breadcrumbs) in the 16th century. I'm sorry I can't remember which Japanese market I've seen it at but I have seen it there.

        If that isn't working for you then check out Portazil Bakery in Artesia/Cerritos. As a bonus, you'll be right near Little India and can pick up a bunch of spices and sundries for all those Indian recipes you might be interested in.

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          newJJD RE: trubee Apr 15, 2008 02:57 AM

          I see that Nando's Chicken has now expanded into the USA. They have a full line of peri-peri sauces and other great marinades and cooking sauces. Check out there on-line store:


          If you are a cilantro fan, also try their peri-peri lime cilantro marinade

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            JBC RE: trubee Apr 15, 2008 04:55 AM

            I "have" purchased Nando's Peri Peri from Bistol Farms which carries quite a few of their offerings.

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              JBC RE: JBC May 8, 2008 07:45 AM

              Yesterday I bought the following at Whole Foods in Westwood:

              U-Ku-Va i-Africa - Peri Peri ~ Mombasa Hot Sauce
              Manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa

            2. Frommtron RE: trubee Apr 15, 2008 06:06 PM

              Also confirmed at Surfas in Culver City.

              1. OCEllen RE: trubee Apr 15, 2008 06:33 PM

                Check at Cost Plus World Mk. in your vicinity. I'm sure I've bought it at one of their stores.

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                  trubee RE: trubee Apr 17, 2008 03:47 PM

                  Thanks everyone! I am near Bay Cities so I will try that first. I wasn't sure if peri peri is the same as piri piri.

                  1. hill food RE: trubee Apr 17, 2008 08:11 PM

                    I saw Peri Peri at my Safeway today near the other hot sauces and the Asian condiments - I'm not in LA, but if we have it, I find it hard to imagine an LA grocery store wouldn't.

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                      chefeclaire RE: trubee Apr 18, 2008 02:02 AM

                      I used to live in Portugal and I love my piri piri! They have it at Bay Cities! I love that place.

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