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where to buy bird's eye chili?

Torolover Apr 29, 2010 05:10 AM

Can't seem to find bird's eye chili. I've seen green chile, or large red chile, but I'm looking for bird's eye chile. Anyone know where to find it?


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    9lives RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 05:27 AM

    CMart in Chinatown usually has them.

    Too early, but if you're going to use them often and have the space, they're pretty easy to grow.


    1. yumyum RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 06:58 AM

      Market Basket. Only bummer is you have to buy a LOT ... they prepackage in quantities I can't imagine going thru in a year. Good news is you can freeze em.

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        skippy66 RE: yumyum Apr 29, 2010 07:11 AM

        Yes, you do have to buy a lot, but the package I bought on Saturday (around 4 ounces) only cost $1.70. I don't think that's going to break anyone's bank.

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          yumyum RE: skippy66 Apr 29, 2010 07:41 AM

          Right on. But if you are someone who can't bear to throw food away, it's nice to know you can store them, regardless of the price.

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            9lives RE: yumyum Apr 29, 2010 01:31 PM

            They freeze well and also keep well in vinegar..or pickle juice.

      2. Luther RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 08:58 AM

        whole foods, market basket, hong kong supermarket... maybe anywhere but shaw's?

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          smtucker RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 10:51 AM

          Shalimar Indian Market in Central Square. Also packaged, but they are much smaller packages than Market Basket, and I really enjoy their flavor.

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            Torolover RE: smtucker Apr 29, 2010 01:03 PM

            Are you guys talking about fresh bird eye Chilies? or dried ones? I'm looking for fresh ones that you can chop up for a vinagrette. Whole Food doesn't have them.

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              yumyum RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 01:04 PM

              Freshies. I use em in larb.

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                smtucker RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 03:33 PM

                I was talking about fresh.

            2. Chrispy75 RE: Torolover Apr 29, 2010 03:38 PM

              Just picked up some at Russo's today. They had both green and red ones.

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