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Large quantities of Fresh Thai Basil in deep south Calgary?

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tmanna Aug 11, 2009 07:54 PM

I need Thai basil on a weekly basis for the business but the little expensive packets of it in standard grocery stores just doesnt cut it. Currently I'm making the long trip to Asian grocery stores in the North to pick it up but really would love to find a supply closer to home.

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  1. sweeterpea RE: tmanna Aug 11, 2009 08:18 PM

    I've seen fairly large bundles of it at Superstore. How big do you want the packages?

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      tmanna RE: sweeterpea Aug 11, 2009 09:04 PM

      Really? I've not seen anything other then the little plastic packages. Which Superstore? Thanks!

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      seemac70 RE: tmanna Aug 11, 2009 08:59 PM

      Try your fave Pho place if there's one nearby... You can often make a bit of a deal for little things like that if you try. Offer them a couple bucks for some.

      I'm down to buying mini baguettes from Bahn shops in Chinatown. They're good. Better than Manuel La whatever. He's outta most breads by noon and it costs an arm and a leg anyways.

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        tmanna RE: seemac70 Aug 11, 2009 09:05 PM

        Ooohhhh... Thats an Awesome idea! We do have a fantastic one close by and I love those guys. So smart seemac.

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          seemac70 RE: tmanna Aug 11, 2009 09:39 PM

          Cheers!

          Ducks abound in Chinatown too... Great pork as well. Belly, shoulder, all that stuff. Not the pre-seasoned crap in the grocery stores either. All fresh. I watch them carry in the hogs from the truck, so go figure!

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