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Coriander Root

dismith May 1, 2008 10:34 AM

Does anyone have a source for coriander root in the DC/Virginia area? Of all the Thai ingredients, this is the hardest one to find when the garden isn't in operation.



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    MartinDC RE: dismith May 1, 2008 12:00 PM

    I know what you mean. Thai groceries in the Alexandria area would commonly sell cilantro with the roots intact. But now it's rare that I ever see the roots. I don't think you'll ever see it separated from the cilantro tops.

    My local Safeway (Columbia Rd) has had cilantro complete with roots a couple times.

    1. alkapal RE: dismith May 1, 2008 12:45 PM

      is the root a more intense flavor?

      1. brooke RE: dismith May 2, 2008 01:56 AM

        Of all the Asian groceries around here, Duangrat's grocery consistently has the cilantro roots available with their cilantro.. though I haven't seen one recently. You might want to call and ask in advance when they will have one before making the trip. And when you find some, please do stock up! Chop off the roots and zipbag it in the freezer :) That's how I always have one on hand.

        alkapa - I'd say different flavor; it's used a lot in Thai cuisine most commonly in combination with garlic and black pepper.

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          dismith RE: brooke May 3, 2008 07:48 AM

          I've been so taken with Super H, I'd forgotten about Duangrat's grocery. If I find it there, or any place else, this week-end I'll post where.


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