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Betel Leaf

stayathomesommelier Jun 24, 2008 07:07 PM

Anyone know where I can find Betel leaf? I'm thinking Spadina, maybe Gerrard. Is there another name for it?

  1. vorpal Jun 24, 2008 10:03 PM

    You can definitely get it at either of the two grocery stores in Chinatown East, and I can't imagine that the stores along Spadina wouldn't have it.

    Keep in mind that most of the produce in these stores is not labeled with their English names (or names at all... some stores just have "Vietnamese Herbs" written on all green leafy things in styrofoam), and many staff members don't speak English well enough to help you locate something. Thus, you should familiarize yourself with the appearance of what you're seeking so you're prepared.

    1. Teep Jun 25, 2008 08:06 AM

      You would find it in Little India, Gerrard and Coxwell. Just ask for Betel leaf and they should be able to point it out.

      1. Under Salted Jun 26, 2008 01:06 PM

        i know that you can get paan in the numan centre at hurontario and dundas if you live in the west end...but not sure if you can get just the leaf there...

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          s0rce Jun 26, 2008 09:35 PM

          Vientiane Supermarket probably has them (up at Shepard and Warden). Great store!

          2 Bradstock Rd, Toronto, ON M9M, CA

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          1. re: s0rce
            stayathomesommelier Jun 27, 2008 07:32 AM

            Thank You!

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