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help w asian ingredients

media911 Jan 12, 2009 04:37 AM

Hi all-
I'm looking for kaffir leaves and curry leaves. I am new to asian cooking and am unfamiliar with where might be the best place to find produce items such as this. I read the posting about asian grocery stores, but wanted to know if anyone knew specifically where to find these ingredients. Thanks!

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    media911 RE: media911 Jan 12, 2009 04:39 AM

    Oops! I should add that I am looking in Dallas.

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      LewisvilleHounder RE: media911 Jan 12, 2009 04:59 AM

      Where are you located and then we can give you near exact directions to the ingredients and store that has them. Those ingredients will always be in the fresh produce section. You can always ask someone who works there for help. Just a warning kaffir lime leaves tend to be very bitter and I just use lime zest instead. Might ask if they have pandan leaves also as they show up in many curries and asian dishes.


      1. re: LewisvilleHounder
        kersplat RE: LewisvilleHounder Jan 12, 2009 06:29 AM

        Oh come on...lime zest tastes nothing like kaffir lime leaves.

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          media911 RE: LewisvilleHounder Jan 12, 2009 07:01 AM

          Oops, sorry. forgot to mention I'm located in Dallas.

      2. thew RE: media911 Jan 12, 2009 05:05 AM


        1. Webra1 RE: media911 Jan 12, 2009 05:51 AM

          I've seen kaffir leaves recently at Whole Foods in pre-packaged plastic containers.

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            luniz RE: Webra1 Jan 12, 2009 07:30 AM

            any of the asian grocery stores should sell it. i get them at asian world in plano but garland (ie hong kong market) is probably closer, or super h in carrollton.

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              media911 RE: luniz Jan 12, 2009 02:23 PM

              Thanks all. I had my first visit to Asian World Grocery in Plano. A-MAZING! I found everything I was looking for, and I must mention that all of the produce are about half the price of Whole Foods or Central Market.

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