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Where to find Li Hing powder north of Seattle?

MillCreek May 1, 2008 07:13 PM

My stash of Li Hing powder that I brought home from Hawaii is running out. I have called around to some of the local Asian groceries, including Uwajimaya, and none of them stock it or are interested in ordering it. So I turn to you, the forces of CHOW. Does anyone know where I can find Li Hing powder locally? Ideally, I could find it in Snohomish county, but could make it down to the International District or other part of Seattle/the Eastside as necessary. Thanks for any ideas.

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    CurtA RE: MillCreek May 1, 2008 08:02 PM

    I've never heard of it. I ran a quick search. What are your favorite things to do with it?

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      akq RE: CurtA May 5, 2008 04:33 PM

      In Hawaii, we put in on everything - my favorites are gummy bears, sticky dried fruit, etc. Some bars also use it to rim glasses for cocktails - I've had some pretty good margaritas with li hing rims. YUM.

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      elicia RE: MillCreek May 1, 2008 09:49 PM

      call Hawaii General Store, they carry a lot of crackseed and spices.
      258 NE 45th St
      Seattle, WA 98105
      (206) 633-5233

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        HaynGirl RE: MillCreek May 2, 2008 05:29 AM

        You can go to Country Village in Bothell/Mill Creek and there is a little shop called Aunty Nani's - she has small bags of crack seed and li hing powder. You might also check Central Market in Mill Creek by the Hawaiian Sun drinks

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          MillCreek RE: HaynGirl May 2, 2008 06:09 AM

          I will try both of these, especially Country Village. I can say with assurance that Central Market does not have it. I spent quite some time there earlier this week cruising the aisles, and the staff had not heard of it either.

          PS: I just did a Google search and I found the Ante Nani's Lil Grass Shack at Country Village: www.antenani.com. From what I read on the web, it sounds as if they have a lot of Hawaiian stuff. In all the time I have spent wandering Country Village, I can't believe I had not seen this place! Thanks, HaynGirl!

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            MillCreek RE: MillCreek May 3, 2008 04:02 PM

            We just went to Country Village, and Ante Nani's does not exist there under that name. The actual name of the business is the Ohana Koffee Korner. It is at the back of the complex, in the two story building that also houses the Princess Bride. Ohana is on the ground floor.

        2. rumgum RE: MillCreek May 3, 2008 01:22 PM

          Everett Oriental Market on Everett Mall Way carries it. Just went there last week.

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            MillCreek RE: rumgum May 3, 2008 04:12 PM

            Thanks, Rumgum, I will give this a try. I had thought of the Oriental Grocery has primarily carrying items from the Phillipines, but will stop in soon to check it out.

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              MillCreek RE: MillCreek May 7, 2008 08:16 PM

              The Everett Oriental Grocery, conveniently located across the parking lot from Lover's Package, has 1.5 oz. packets of Kaj's Li Hing powder for $ 1.99.

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            akq RE: MillCreek May 5, 2008 04:34 PM

            When I went to Bobbys Hawaiian in Everett (quite good, but expensive) I picked up some little bags of li hing gummy bears - and I think I saw li hing powder for sale as well. You migtht call them.

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              onocook RE: MillCreek Aug 28, 2008 08:54 PM

              I'm a li hing lover as well. When I run out I always visit http://cybersnacks.net. They used to carry these killer li hing ice pops that were to die during the heat of summer. I don't know if they still carry them. They also have a pretty vast selection of li hing candies and island favorites. It reminds me of shopping at Long's Drugs when the Sunday specials came out back home in Hawaii. Good luck and aloha.

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