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heyming Oct 21, 2009 07:53 AM

Where can i get Thai eggplants in Michigan? I also want to find star anises and kaffir leaves too. I had Thai eggplants in Bangkok and I fell in love with them!

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    grouper RE: heyming Oct 21, 2009 09:12 AM

    Well, it's a pretty big state so it might help if you told where you live or want to look for these items.

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      coney with everything RE: grouper Oct 22, 2009 05:19 AM

      And if you mean metro Detroit, that could be narrowed down further as well.

    2. JanPrimus RE: heyming Oct 24, 2009 11:17 PM

      Z Z's Produce in Ann Arbor should have everything you need.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/587848

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        houndgirl RE: JanPrimus Oct 25, 2009 07:24 AM

        Hey, thanks for the info about ZZ's. I recently moved to Ypsi, and it's just down the road from me. I bought a lot of super healthy veg/flower plants this summer from the greenhouse that is set up next to them, but I've never gone inside. I will now!

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          crw77 RE: houndgirl Oct 25, 2009 05:14 PM

          I actually saw kaffir lime leaves at Hiller's not too long ago. Have never seen them at Zi-Zi's. You can get star anise a lot of places, there are a number of Asian stores, like on Washtenaw east of Carpenter (forget the name but it's big and hard to miss) and the place up on Plymouth.

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            coney with everything RE: crw77 Oct 26, 2009 04:52 AM

            In the Metro Detroit area, I've gotten kaffir lime leaves at Nino Salvaggio's in Troy. They have a pretty decent "international" fresh vegetable section which might well have the eggplants that the OP is seeking, but I've never looked for those in particular.

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              grouper RE: coney with everything Oct 26, 2009 06:01 AM

              I have seen the eggplant at the Troy Nino's, so I would expect they would also have the star anise. They don't always have the lime leaves.
              That said, the OP has never come back and told us where they are looking in MI for these items.....for all we know they live in Marquette.

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                heyming RE: grouper Oct 26, 2009 07:43 AM

                Thank you. I live in Ann Arbor. So I will check out ZZ's.

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                  JanPrimus RE: heyming Oct 26, 2009 09:46 AM

                  Even if they don't have them....remember to just ask for them and I bet you get your wish!

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