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Penang/Panang Curry Paste on the West Side???

Simpang Asia perhaps?? Would hate to drive all the way out East for it....

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Simpang Asia
10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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  1. That's precisely what I was going to suggest. I've bought red and green curry paste there--I'm pretty sure I saw Panang curry paste there, too, but you might give a call just to make sure.

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    Panang Restaurant
    1801 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

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    1. re: Cucinamore

      Thanks for the reply. I called them and they said no. I wonder if he understood what I was saying...I could've sworn I saw it there once.

      1. re: hch_nguyen

        Well, it's a bit farther east, but how about Bangkok Market:

        4757 Melrose Ave
        Los Angeles, CA 90029
        Neighborhood: Wilshire Center
        (323) 662-9705

        They've got just about every Thai ingredient you could want; I can't imagine they don't have Penang curry paste.

        1. re: Cucinamore

          Thank you! That's a little farther than I'd like to trek this evening, but I'll keep them in mind for the future. Should come in handy.

    2. Penang is one of my absolute FAVORITE curries!!

      A little closer than east, my favorite Penang is at Belican Grill in Redondo Beach. Other than that, Indo Cafe on National and Banana Leaf in the Farmers Market. I'm not sure if Simgpang has it, as I've never ordered it, but I sure I would have by now...

      --Dommy!

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      Indo Cafe
      10430 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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      1. re: Dommy

        Thanks; I'm looking for the actual paste.

        1. re: hch_nguyen

          D'oh!!! Sorry about that! If Simpang says they don't have it... I'm a bit of a loss... but as you could tell my inability to read your post my brain is a little fried right now... LOL!

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          Simpang Asia
          10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          1. re: Dommy

            LOL, now worries. I may pop in to Simpang Asia this evening just to be sure. The guy sounded like he just wanted to get me off the phone.

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            Simpang Asia
            10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        2. re: Dommy

          at the corner of national and rose - across from hu's szechwan and indo cafe, there's an indonesian grocery store. Can't remember the name, but if you're in the neighborhood, you might check it outl. they have some thai and malay items as well.

          1. re: Jerome

            Thanks. That store is called Simpang Asia and indeed they do carry it.

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            Simpang Asia
            10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        3. Try calling Marina Farms. I recall getting various curry pastes there years back. Marina Farms is kinda a closet gourmet store - they're known for their produce which is pretty good, but about 1/3 of their floor space is dedicated to a lot of gourmet-like and ethnic goods.

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          Marina Farms
          5454 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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          1. They have it. Saw it on Sat there.

            1. Thanks to everyone who responded. I ended up stopping by Simpang Asia anyway that evening and they DID indeed have Panang curry paste. It tasted great! My belly was happy...

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              Simpang Asia
              10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

              Panang Restaurant
              1801 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041