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Jun 12, 2009 09:16 AM

Pandan leaves in Calgary

Does anyone know where one could find pandan leaves in Calgary? Probably in the freeze dried form. Heard that there's a Vietnamese grocery store in the NE that carries it but I don't know the name or location.

I've been told that T&T doesn't carry it.

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  1. I've bought them frozen from the Harvest Hills T&T so not sure who told you that. They were in an aisle end freezer facing the back. One of the rows near the bakery. There is a section of SE Asian foods in that area.

    1. Definetly try T&T at Harvest Hills, the other place I think you're referring too is either:

      Lucky Supermarket
      4527-8th Avenue SE, Tel: 403-569-0778
      Hong Kong Food Market (which used to be something else, located on International Ave.)
      3215 17 Avenue SE, Tel: (403) 387-7798

      Both of these places, I think, cater to more the Southeast Asian crowd in Calgary, so your chances of finding freeze dried pandan leaves might be higher and even though the address is SE, but they are the North part of the SE quadrant. Good luck! Let me know if you find any!

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      1. re: pasaker

        Thanks! Will have a look the next time I go to T&T. And I'll try the NE ones as well.

        1. re: Office Broccoli

          Well the friend that told me T&T didn't carry it, found it within 25 seconds of entering the store with your advice. :-)

          1. re: Office Broccoli

            No problem, not sure what you plan to put them in but you can also add a few to rice when it is cooking.

      2. Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but does anyone know if baythoy leaves and pandan leaves are the same thing? I've been looking for pandan leaves and haven't had a chance to go out to T&T or one of the markets listed below, but when I stopped by the Asian grocery store in the mall on the corner of Centre Street/16th Ave N (is it called Tops? I can't remember the name), they had tons and tons of frozen baythoy leaves in the freezer by the produce. I've tried googling, but can't find anything reliable.

        Would much appreciate some help, as I really want to make kaya (Malaysian coconut-egg-jam)! Thanks in advance.

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        1. re: kemen

          Yes. Baythoy (bai toey) is the same thing as pandan. It is the Thai name.

          1. re: fmed

            Great! Thanks so much for replying, fmed.