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Apr 25, 2009 10:39 AM
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ISO: Calamansi / Calamondin / Suter

Hi folks. I'm in search of this lime that's very common in the Philippines, Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia called Calamansi / Calamondin / Suter. I'm looking for the whole fruit, not just the juice. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Boy, I would also like to find some! My wife is from the Philippines, and my favourite drink when over there visiting is unsweetened calamansi with water - it's tart, refreshing, and just the thing to beat the heat. Her brothers sometimes bring over packages of concentrate, but it usually has sugar added, and it just doesn't taste the same.

    I wonder what a cream lime pie would taste like made with these?

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    1. re: KevinB

      I substituted calamondins in place of Key Lime in a key lime recipe and now that's the only way I'll make it.

      1 envelope(s) unflavored gelatin
      1/3 cup cold water
      22 more or less calamondins to make 1/2 cup of juice
      1 can{14-ounce} fat-free sweetened condensed milk
      1 1/2 cup(s) Plain fat-free Yogurt

      To a 1-quart saucepan, add water; sprinkle with gelatin.
      Let stand 2 minutes to soften. Cook on low to dissolve, stirring.
      Remove from heat.
      Squeeze enough calamondins to make 1/2 cup juice; ln bowl whisk juice condensed milk, and yogurt. Whisk in gelatin mixture.

      Pour filling into 9" Graham Cracker Crust (I use the Reduced Fat Keebler ready made crust) and place in refrigerator for 2 hours or more until firm.

    2. I'd be happy just finding the concentrate. T&T used to carry STBF Citrus Farms Calamansi Concentrate in the 750mL bottles but I haven't seen it since before Christmas 2008. I've dropped in one or two small Philippine grocery stores, but haven't found it. Anybody got pointers?

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      1. re: SpupEh

        I haven't seen the concentrate yet but have seen the drink. I never buy it as it seems to have sugar and a bunch of other stuff - definitely not pure.

      2. I've seen frozen calamansi fruit in the frozen filipino section at Lone Tai at Kennedy and Lawrence. It looked like there were about 10 of them per package, I'm not sure of the price though.

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        1. re: squingy

          I actually bought a calamansi (calamondin) tree at Home Depot last year. Unfortunately it became infested with mealy bugs and I had to throw it out... Got a few fresh calamansis off it though, they were good. My wife is also from the Philippines, and when I was there last year I was trying to start a trend of putting calamansis in San Miguel Light. Similar to the lime in the Coronna thing, pretty tasty result!