Southeast Asian markets/ingredients?
Just moved to the area, and am wondering where the best sources for Southeast Asian ingredients are. I cook a lot of Thai Food and am always on the lookout for hard-to-find items like:
-Happy Boy or Tra Chang brand fish sauce
-fresh galangal, thai chiles, holy basil, kaffir lime leaves
-Lion & Globe peanut oil
-mae ploy brand curry paste
-most of the stuff on this page: http://thaifoodandtravel.com/brands.html
I live in Cambridge but am studying at the Tufts campus in Chinatown, so a good market in that area would be quite convenient. However, I'm willing to schlep to find the right ingredients!
fish sauce, galanga, bird chilies, holy basil, peanut oil, curry paste, and palm sugar can easily be found at the c-mart in chinatown. if you're looking for more hard-to-find se asian ingredients like kaffir lime leaves then i suggest angkor watt market and angkor thom market on shirley ave in revere