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Where to buy "bai cha plu" leaves in Seattle?

troubletown71 Jan 16, 2010 07:37 PM

Yo chowhounders. I need help.

Does anyone know where I can buy "bai cha plu" leaves in Seattle (a sometimes ingredients for some Thai wrap-appetizers).

I went to Uwajimaya and had no luck.

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  1. seattledebs RE: troubletown71 Jan 16, 2010 10:08 PM

    Mekong Market on Rainier has all sorts of Thai ingredients. It's where I go.


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      sambamaster RE: troubletown71 Jan 17, 2010 07:43 AM

      If you look for them under the name la lot (Vietnamese), you might be more successful...

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        troubletown71 RE: troubletown71 Jan 18, 2010 08:40 PM

        Nice job, gang. I did find them at Mekong Ranier under the name La Lop.

        ...and they were delicious.

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          seattledebs RE: troubletown71 Jan 18, 2010 08:52 PM

          Glad to hear! I miss living closer to that store and all its wonderful Thai ingredients. I'm making Thai basil chicken for a Thai friend tomorrow, and am sad that it won't be convenient to drive half an hour to get the right kind of basil. Unless anyone knows some other source of fresh Asian ingredients (like Thai basil varieties) in the U-District, Ravenna, Ballard, or Greenlake areas? Somehow I doubt it.

          Last time I went to Mekong Rainier, I spent about ten minutes talking with a really helpful Thai woman who worked there about Thai cooking and ingredients.

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