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

hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 02:01 PM

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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    Cucinamore RE: hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 03:08 PM

    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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      hch_nguyen RE: Cucinamore May 17, 2010 03:13 PM

      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.

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        Cucinamore RE: hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 03:43 PM

        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.

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          hch_nguyen RE: Cucinamore May 17, 2010 04:07 PM

          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. Dommy RE: hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 03:22 PM

      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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        hch_nguyen RE: Dommy May 17, 2010 03:33 PM

        Thanks; I'm looking for the actual paste.

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          Dommy RE: hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 03:51 PM

          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

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            hch_nguyen RE: Dommy May 17, 2010 04:39 PM

            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

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          Jerome RE: Dommy May 21, 2010 01:12 AM

          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.

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            hch_nguyen RE: Jerome Aug 19, 2010 04:23 PM

            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

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          bulavinaka RE: hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 03:55 PM

          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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            hch_nguyen RE: bulavinaka May 17, 2010 04:39 PM

            I'll give them a call. Thanks!

          2. Ciao Bob RE: hch_nguyen May 17, 2010 05:07 PM

            They have it. Saw it on Sat there.

            1. hch_nguyen RE: hch_nguyen May 20, 2010 09:26 AM

              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

              1. Vince S RE: hch_nguyen May 21, 2010 12:43 AM

                Just want to make sure that Penang is actually a state in Malaysia, which has nothing to do with 'Panang' or the curry paste. However, Penang is very famous for their own version of laksa.

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                  hch_nguyen RE: Vince S Aug 19, 2010 04:23 PM

                  ah, thanks for the clarification.

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