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May 11, 2009 05:53 AM

Lychee juice or syrup in Minneapolis?

I've been trying to find Lychee juice or syrup in Minneapolis for a while. I've tried a lot of the Asian grocery stores, Byerly's, Kowalski's, Lake winds and some other stores without any luck. I know I can get this online but I wanted to see if I can find this locally first. Any help with this is greatly appreciated as I don't want to keep paying close to $10 for good Lychee martinis :)

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  1. Which of the Asian grocery stores have you tried? Although I haven't looked for lychee juice specifically, I would guess that United Noodles carries it. Try giving them a call.

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    1. re: bob s

      United Noodles definitely has Lychee drinks - not sure, however, whether they're mostly/all lychee juice or just "juice drinks" with other ingredients.

      They also have canned lychees - perhaps you could use the syrup from the can, with the lychees as garnish?


      United Noodles Asian Supermarket
      2015 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

    2. Thank you for the recommendation. I will definitely call Unite Noodles.

      Although I can use syrup from the canned lychees or lychee drinks (mostly canned drinks) I would like to stay away from these since they have a higher sugar concentrate and doesn't have the nice subtle lychee taste I'm looking for.

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      1. re: rjayasuriya

        If you find a low(er) sugar version, please post the location - now I'm craving lychee cocktails, too!


      2. I know the Indian market/restaurant Curry Up in Maple Grove sells a bottled Lychee drink because I bought a small bottle of it there once just to try it. I don't remember what % juice it had or how much sugar was added, but I remember it being fairly sweet. You could call them up and ask.

        It may be at some of the Indian markets on Central but I don't know.

        1. have you tried patel's on central ave? shuang hur (both in the aisles and the refrigerated juice sections?)

          1. I found lychee juice this weekend! I happened to be at TBS Mart (an Indian store) and saw the lychee juice there. Here is the address;

            7836 Portland Ave S
            Minneapolis, MN 55420
            (952) 881-0496

            Good luck with your lychee cocktails - they are the perfect drink on a summer day (or any other day for that matter :)