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Feb 9, 2009 06:25 AM

Where can I buy fresh "Kalamansi" in SF?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: sfbing

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

      1. re: sfbing

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

        1. re: Aaron

          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.

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Candice

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

            1. re: Candice

              Thanks, I will check it out this weekend.

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