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where to buy crunchy Fried Onion bits in Toronto?

dragon_roll Sep 25, 2008 10:27 PM

Hi all!
I'm looking to buy a tub of fried onion bits
The kind that i am talking about is the kind that you sprinkle on top of pasta, or the kind that you can mix in with mash potatoes

here is a pic:

can someone please recommend which supermarket to find them?
I have tried to find them but no luck..


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  1. duckdown RE: dragon_roll Sep 25, 2008 10:30 PM

    The link doesn't work

    1. mogo RE: dragon_roll Sep 25, 2008 11:19 PM

      Do you mean something like this?

      You can usually find the tubs in the Chinese groceries. I know there is a brand of Indian spices (Suraj? the bag is yellow, with a clear window) that also has fried onions in bags -- I've seen these at No Frills.

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      1. re: mogo
        koknia RE: mogo Sep 26, 2008 12:52 AM

        Should be able to get them at any decent Indian grocer. I would try India-town first.

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        chunkeymonkey RE: dragon_roll Sep 26, 2008 05:14 AM

        Chinatown groceries have them in plastic containers on the top shelves,they also have crunchy fried garlic bits.

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          bogie RE: dragon_roll Sep 26, 2008 05:54 AM

          IKEA sells really tasty roasted onions in their Swedish Food Markets.

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            embee RE: dragon_roll Sep 26, 2008 06:18 AM

            Any Chinese store should have these. You can also get these at places with Scandinavian foods - the Danish bakeries on Pape and Kingston Rd stock them.

            You can get similar onions in a can at any supermarket (French's/Durkees), though these are more expensive and generally less tasty.

            1. tbonetak RE: dragon_roll Sep 26, 2008 07:02 AM

              If you're further westward along the Golden Horseshoe, Denninger's has fantastic ones. They've got locations in Hamilton, Oakville and a few other places.

              1. BamiaWruz RE: dragon_roll Sep 26, 2008 09:13 AM

                The indian stores should have them, but normally I use those onions for making a biryani, it goes in with the yogurt and softens up, the only reason I buy the pack is because it's convenient rather than having to fry up a ton of onions. I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for to top pasta, but if it is I guess it's easy to find.
                When my friend says "fried onions" for example to top perogies I assured they would be fried up in strips and until they're golden/carmalized, but she makes them differently, they're kind of golden carmalized but not shriveled up and there is a crunch in them.

                scroll down to fried onions

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                1. re: BamiaWruz
                  millygirl RE: BamiaWruz Sep 27, 2008 07:14 AM

                  Believe it or not, I've seen them at Pusateri's also - they come in a tin.

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                    speake RE: millygirl Sep 29, 2008 08:05 AM

                    I think those were French's fried onions, available (sometimes) and Loblaws.

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                      millygirl RE: speake Sep 29, 2008 04:43 PM

                      Yes, French's, that's the one. Are they different from what the OP is asking for?

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                        embee RE: millygirl Sep 29, 2008 07:38 PM

                        They are essentially what the OP wants. However, they are much more expensive than the European or Asian brands, they don't taste nearly as good, and they leave a greasy film in your mouth that the other, cheaper brands don't..

                2. tbonetak RE: dragon_roll Oct 3, 2008 09:46 AM

                  Just picked some up at Lucky Moose, the new-ish Asian supermarket on the south side of Dundas between Spadina and the AGO. They're on the rear end-cap of the farthest left aisle (by the fridges) when you enter.

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