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Indonesian/Malaysian products in San Diego?

BaronessCore Aug 27, 2008 10:51 AM

Hi all - I was wondering if there was an Asian grocery in San Diego that carried Indonesian and Malaysian products. I am specifically looking for Torabika instant coffee, spice packets for rendang, and possibly this addictive chili/dried shrimp condiment I've had in New York. I have visited a Vietnamese grocery (Vinh Hung) in Mira Mesa near where I live but they did not have these items. Your advice and guidance greatly appreciated.

  1. trentyzan Aug 31, 2008 04:36 PM

    Is sauteed Bagoong the chili/dried shrimp condiment?

    1. m
      maestra Aug 31, 2008 03:42 PM

      Chai Foods in Escondido carries a fair amount of Indonesian products, including many sweets and drinks that I've never seen elsewhere. Next time I'm there I'll check for your coffee. I imagine both they and 99 Ranch will have the condiment, but can you be more specific about the name?

      1. k
        keena Aug 31, 2008 08:53 AM

        I've gotten the rendang spice packets at 99 Ranch. Not sure exactly what else they have. The Indonesian section there is kind of small.

        1. o
          oerdin Aug 31, 2008 04:08 AM

          There is a good thread on ethnic markets in San Diego.


          1. trentyzan Aug 30, 2008 08:45 AM

            You might have some luck at Seafood City, since it's a Filipino chain nearby:
            Seafood City Supermarket
            8955 Mira Mesa Blvd
            San Diego, CA 92126
            (858) 549-0200‎
            (858) 547-0110‎

            1. d
              daantaat Aug 27, 2008 08:57 PM

              try 99 Ranch. It's mostly Chinese but they have a small Indonesian section.

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