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Apr 14, 2008 06:46 PM

Where can I find piri piri sauce?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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.

        1. 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

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

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            1. re: JBC

              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