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Jan 12, 2009 04:37 AM

help w asian ingredients

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

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    1. re: media911

      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

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

        1. re: LewisvilleHounder

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

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

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          1. re: Webra1

            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.

            1. re: luniz

              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.