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May 27, 2008 04:41 PM

Fresh Asian/Thai ingredients in Baltimore Area?

Love to cook Asian, sometimes I can find ingredients at Wegman's (lemongrass, Kaffir Lime leaves), but I'm looking for a larger selection...?

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  1. H Mart
    They have lots of Asian ingredients
    in/ near Catonsville
    Tel : 443-612-9020
    800 North Rolling Rd.
    Catonsville, MD 21228
    Store Hours : 8:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM

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    1. re: Vespa1

      I totally 2nd H Mart! Theres Lotte Plaza too a little further up Rt. 40 but H Mart has a way better produce section and seafood.

    2. I have not ever found Kaffir lime leaves at H Mart. They tell me that sometimes they have the leaves in the freezer and I look every week, but so far I have found everything except Kaffir lime leaves. In any case, for Thai ingredients specifically, you can find whatever H Mart doesn't carry at Asia Food on York Road.

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      1. re: bmorecupcake

        I've found them there once or twice, but just this morning I bought Kaffir lime leaves at Wegman's. I go to HMart weekly, but Wegman's has become my go-to place for the fresh Thai stuff.

        I have not been to Asia Food. Where on York Road is it?

        1. re: JonParker

          Asia Food is on the west side of York Road a little south of Woodbourne Ave (north of Cold Spring).

          I just looked up the's 5224 York Rd.

      2. I went to this place for Thai ingredients. They had fresh: green papaya, green mango, long beans, vermicelli rice noodles, tamarind paste and fresh tamarind, dried Thai red chili (awesome), Bird chili, Thai eggplant, lemon grass, holy basil, Thai basil, frozen coconut and more. Also tons of spices and canned stuff like banana leaves, mangosteen and more.

        I was so happy to find this place! If you need specific ingredients call ahead and see if they have it. They get fresh produce weekly but it seems to run out quickly.

        Thai Phillipine Oriental Food
        523 Gorsuch Ave
        Baltimore, MD 21218
        (410) 243-6193

        For me this place is a bit far from my house and I hope to find a place closer to SE Baltimore or near BWI. If anyone has ideas let me know.