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lime leaves recently?

alyssap99 May 14, 2008 01:32 PM

has anyone come across lime leaves lately? i have been looking in all the usual places (super 88, the other markets in chinatown, whole foods) and they are nowhere to be found. perhaps there's a run on lime leaves lately? i want to make some curry so i'd appreciate any leads...

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    Cork May 14, 2008 01:38 PM

    I found fresh Curry leaves at the Indian grocery store at the corner of School and Washington Sts near Brookline village.

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      nasilemak May 14, 2008 01:54 PM

      Kaffir lime leaves have not appeared on the boston area supermarket shelves for quite awhile. Could not even find them in the thai/cambodian/asian markets in revere. I think there is an issue of supply.

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        alyssap99 May 14, 2008 01:57 PM

        well, i'm relieved that it's not just me. i keep thinking i must just be missing them! i might have to see if whole foods can special order some.

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          nasilemak May 14, 2008 02:00 PM

          Do let us know if you have success in getting hold of the leaves...I am dying to replicate Floating Rock's Tigers Tears salad!

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            9lives May 31, 2008 01:49 PM

            worth replicating...I went to FR this AM for the Tiger Tears...what a great dish!

            didn't check the Cambodian Mkt on Shirley Ave..

      2. galangatron May 14, 2008 07:51 PM

        they're banned due to a citrus canker

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          ysb May 15, 2008 12:41 PM

          Wow. I was wondering why I didn't see them at the Super 88 on Brighton last time I went. Luckily I too have some dried and frozen.

          Maybe I can start selling dimebags outside of asian markets.

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            alyssap99 May 16, 2008 07:07 AM

            haha, love it! not the worst idea in the world...

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          autopi May 15, 2008 05:43 AM

          someone on craigslist is selling them (and live plants too, i believe.)

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            Zatan May 15, 2008 06:19 AM

            Ah, I was wondering the same thing! Fortunately have some frozen (they freeze pretty well). Will appreciate letting us know if anyone finds some. Maybe can ask for a handful at your favorite Thai restaurant....

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              RoyRon May 15, 2008 06:25 AM

              A couple of months ago I found some at a small Asian market located on Rte 3A in Burlington. I think it is called China Expo. It is about one mile north of Rte 128 on Rte 3A on the right hand side of the road. It is tucked away in a small group of stores that also include a Halal butcher and an Indian store. You have to ask the manager for them because they are frozen and he will get them for you.

              1. steinpilz May 15, 2008 06:41 AM

                For some reason I think I saw some at the WF on Prospect St, maybe give them a call?

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                  RoyRon May 15, 2008 08:46 AM

                  I have bought them at WF a few times too but I rarely see them at the Fresh Pond, Woburn or Bedford stores any more.

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                    nasilemak May 15, 2008 04:35 PM

                    Spoke to someone at the brand new Whole Foods store in Medford - they are now going for about 70 bucks a pound!

                2. mirage May 16, 2008 05:16 AM

                  I have just about run through my supply of frozen, so I bought a plant. I'm hoping that by the time I kill it (inevitable) the leaves will be back in the markets.

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                    nasilemak May 31, 2008 12:32 PM

                    Just found some fresh ones (from Jacobs Farms) at the Fresh Pond Whole Foods!!

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                    1. re: nasilemak
                      alyssap99 May 31, 2008 12:57 PM

                      yay! i found some today, too, in a little indian market in quincy. they're back!

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