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Orange blossom water in SD

Indirect Heat Jun 17, 2009 10:51 PM

Anyone know where to get orange blossom water in San Diego?

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  1. geekyfoodie RE: Indirect Heat Jun 18, 2009 07:24 AM

    I found it at BevMo... the Mission Valley location, to be specific, but the others will probably have it.

    There are a few Indian and Middle Eastern groceries in SD that would also be worth checking out. North Park Produce on El Cajon Blvd. is Middle Eastern and there are Indian markets on Black Mountain Rd. (Mira Mesa/Miramar) and Clairemont.

    1. honkman RE: Indirect Heat Jun 18, 2009 05:56 PM

      Try Balboa International Market (5907 Balboa Ave). They also have a small "restaurant" inside which is highly rcommended for good Middle Eastern food. (Look for their special rice menu on the counter to choose one of their great rice side dishes).

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        beth1 RE: Indirect Heat Jun 18, 2009 10:57 PM

        I found some at North Park Produce. There's one on H Street in Chula Vista and one on El Cajon Blvd.

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          maestra RE: beth1 Jun 19, 2009 05:56 PM

          Beth1, you live in Escondido, right? You should check out Cedars International Market on Escocondido and 8th/7th. I bought ob water there a couple of years ago. It's a tiny store, but he packs a lot of Middle Eastern and Eastern European products into the space. I do love going to North Park Produce when I'm in the area, but Cedars keeps me stocked, and I always discover something new there.

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            beth1 RE: maestra Jun 19, 2009 11:51 PM

            Thanks. I will give them a try. Perhaps this week. And it's only a block away from Peterson's, so maybe the husband will want to go too.

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            Indirect Heat RE: beth1 Jun 30, 2009 04:04 PM

            Thanks all! I found it in North Park Produce. What a cool little store.

            I used it to make Orange blossom chenna with drunken cherries. Delicious! Described here: http://indirectheat.blogspot.com/2009...

            Thanks!

          3. Azizeh RE: Indirect Heat Jun 20, 2009 12:12 AM

            I don't live in San Diego, but it's a staple in Persian/middle eastern markets. Don't buy it at a gourmet store or you'll pay a huge premium. That and rose water are very affordable at the little middle east groceries.

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              kudru RE: Indirect Heat Jun 22, 2009 10:48 AM

              Sahel Bazar
              7467 Cuvier St, La Jolla

              I love this store ... strange to find one like it in La Jolla!

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