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Where can I buy a good peanut sauce?

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Sarah Cat Jan 14, 2010 03:34 PM

I love to make stir-fries and I need to find a go-to peanut sauce to cook with! When I eat Thai, I don't like the sauce to be too sweet, and I really enjoy spicy peanut sauce. I don't even know where to begin looking! Does President's Choice make a good one? Or are there other, more obscure brands I should try? I live and grocery shop in the west end, primarily, but I'd go downtown.

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    Sarah Cat Jan 16, 2010 06:24 AM

    This is all such good advice! Thank you so much.

    1. elvisahmed Jan 15, 2010 08:40 PM

      I recommend Amoy Brand Satay Sauce. A bit more expensive than other brands but well worth it in my opinion. You can get it from T&T supermarket. Excellent for marinating as well as dipping.

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        evansl Jan 15, 2010 12:48 PM

        President Choice' peanut sauce is excellent. Tsang's is good too.

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          badrockandroll Jan 15, 2010 08:39 AM

          The "Memories of ...." one isn't bad, but I'll agree that homemade is easy and so much tastier. (I make a modified version of Waverman's version at the LCBO website; takes less than 5 minutes, and all ingredients except maybe fresh coriandor are pantry staples.)

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            FrankD Jan 15, 2010 04:08 PM

            We make our own too, but we start with President's Choice "Just Peanuts" crunchy PB. No salt, no sugar, so we just add a little hot sauce and some other spices, and bingo - instant satay sauce.

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            mrbluemeanie Jan 15, 2010 05:16 AM

            T&T supermarkets - If you like making stir-fries, you'll love this place.

            http://www.tnt-supermarket.com/en/

            1. pancake Jan 14, 2010 04:37 PM

              I have yet to find decent peanut sauce from a jar. What I do is buy it from thai restaurants. They are more then willing to sell it.

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