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Where can I buy fresh "Kalamansi" in SF?

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sfwtchris Feb 9, 2009 06:25 AM

I am about to tackle a famous Singaporean dish - "Hokkien Fried Mee" and the recipe calls for fresh "Kalamansi" as part of condiments. Does anyone know where I can get them in SF? I think I have just missed the Saturday Alemany Farmers' market. I have seen it there before. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    sfbing Feb 9, 2009 09:48 AM

    The only time I've seen it was as a citrus shrub in a gardening store. I might try a grocery that has a Filipino clientele, but I've only ever seen frozen blocks of juice. As a substitute, I would probably just use lime wedges, or maybe fresh squeezed lime juice with a little tangerine juice mixed in.

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      sfwtchris Feb 9, 2009 12:50 PM

      Thanks so much. I enjoy buying the frozen blocks and dilute them as refreshments. The lime + tanegrine is a smart and quick way. Thanks!

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        Aaron Feb 10, 2009 06:09 AM

        Where do you buy the frozen blocks? Is it concentrate, or do you just dilute it and use it 1:1?

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          sfwtchris Feb 10, 2009 11:08 AM

          I got it at the frozen section from Ranch 99. I would dilute it roughly 1.5 to 2 parts of water to the block. Just like any other concentrated juice. There's even a "box" - ready to drink version.

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        Masie Feb 9, 2009 03:04 PM

        I got it a few years ago at a Phillipino grocery store on 8th and Howard called Unimart.

        1. Candice Feb 9, 2009 09:08 PM

          There's a vendor at the Alemany farmer's market that has had them for the last few weeks. They also sell new garlic. They're on the north side of the aisle sort of in the middle.

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            Dave MP Feb 9, 2009 10:31 PM

            Yep, I noticed them at that same stand last week too.

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              sfwtchris Feb 10, 2009 11:09 AM

              Thanks, I will check it out this weekend.

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              crsm22 Oct 21, 2010 11:54 AM

              @ civic center farmers market on wednesdays. there's a stand in the middle run by filipinos. they sell them $3/lbs.

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