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Galangal and Kaffir Lime Leaves

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Apprentice Feb 23, 2009 09:37 AM

Does anyone know where I can purchase these items?

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    Atahualpa RE: Apprentice Feb 23, 2009 09:58 AM

    I have bought both of these from the shop in the centre-north are of the basement level of the SLM.

    I have also bought them from Oriental Harvest (or whatever it is called), the basement grocery store on the west side of Spadina just south of St. Andrew.

    I have also bought both from T&T.

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      DishyDiva RE: Apprentice Feb 23, 2009 09:59 AM

      Both can be found at well-stocked Asian supermarkets. T&T regularly has them in stock. Just make sure you know what galangal looks like. I may be wrong but I think T&T sometimes labels galangal as "white ginger."

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        Apprentice RE: Apprentice Feb 23, 2009 10:19 AM

        Thank you both, as well as the heads up on TNT's labeling!

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          embee RE: Apprentice Feb 23, 2009 10:45 AM

          Available fresh and frozen at the Cherry St T&T, and likely at any store featuring Asian produce. T&T does, indeed, label galangal as "white ginger".

          The fresh lime leaves are amazing. A little goes a very long way, so I freeze them at the first signs of drying. The flavour and aroma, while somewhat weakened, remain wonderful.

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            Atahualpa RE: embee Feb 23, 2009 01:02 PM

            Oh, if I have any left over lime leaves, I use them to brew Ice Tea. It creates such a fantastic ice tea -- especially if you slightly over-sweeten it.

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