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Where to find Thai basil in Baltimore

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klfickes Mar 5, 2010 08:40 AM

Does anyone know where I can find Thai basil in Baltimore? I am making Pho this weekend and would really like to have this on hand. Thanks

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    bmorecupcake Mar 6, 2010 01:43 PM

    The Catonsvile H Mart carries "Taiwan Basil" and for my palate it's pretty close to what I've had with Pho. I could have sworn they used to carry "Thai Basil" but lately I only see the Taiwan Basil there.

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    1. re: bmorecupcake
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      HowChowBlog Mar 6, 2010 02:25 PM

      I think that is the same basil as the "Thai basil" that I grew last summer. I always assumed that they just mixed up "Thai" and "Taiwan."

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      gregb Mar 5, 2010 09:31 AM

      How are you making the broth? From soup base or are you doing the real thing?

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        Russel Shank Mar 5, 2010 09:28 AM

        Almost any asian market. Sometimes it'll have its name in a different language, so look up images online, and maybe even print one out to show.

        The larger supermarkets always carry it, and most small markets do as well. Try a google maps search for Baltimore and "asian market.'

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          Trencher man Mar 8, 2010 01:11 PM

          Thai-Philippine Oriental Foods - 523 Gorsuch Avenue. It's near the Giant on 33rd Street in Waverly. Look for the blue awning.

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