Dried Kaffir leaves
When I was in Vancouver, my Thai colleague showed me a humongous bag of dried kaffir leaves he bought for mere dollars in Chinatown. I asked him where he got it, but he did not remember. I walked all over searching one day and could not find it but did not want to harass him. He had told me they were easy to find in NY Chinatown. I have never seen this before in all of NY. Can anyone help me locate a store in Queens or Manhattan that sells big bags of dried kaffir leaves cheaply?
I cook a whole lot of Thai food, and the little baggies of fresh leaves for a few dollars at my local Thai shop sure adds up! I used to have kaffir trees at various times throughout the years, but hubbie killed them when I went on business trips. Sigh. LOL.
Also, my friend has a tree in his backyard....does anyone know if I can cut a branch and grow from there? How? Or would I need the root or seeds for this particular plant?
re: jen kalb
there is a llittle thai grocery across the street from sripraphai and another one a block down the street (away from roosevelt) and i've bought little baggies of about 15 frozen leaves for around $1. i'm not sure if that's better than the little baggies you get, price wise. also, the 4-5 places i've bought these leaves in queens always sell them frozen. there was a time when they were fresh, but maybe that's only during certain times of the year. anyway, i never found a significant difference between cooking with fresh or frozen leaves.