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May 19, 2010 09:51 AM

Tamarind Paste/Sauce in San Diego

Does any where I can purchase, checked at 99 ranch but couldnt find.

Thanks in advance,

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  1. I just saw all kinds of tamarind products at vine ripe market in la mesa yesterday when I was there. I would think you'd have more luck in a middle eastern or indian grocery?

    Vine ripe in la mesa
    North park produce in poway/north park
    maybe one of the indian groceries on black mountain rd/mira mesa?

    1. Bombay Bazaar, India Groceries or any of the Indian grocery stores on Black Mountain Rd stock tamarind paste

      1. ranch 99 has tamarind paste-but its very hard to find. i had to ask. i believe its around the dried fruit.

        1. They do have at Ranch 99 - definitely hidden and not always in English, if you ask for help they can point you in the right direction.

          1. 99 Ranch always has it. I think it's on the lower shelves.
            Lucky Seafood also has it.

            Lucky Seafood
            9326 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA

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            1. re: daantaat

              I can't speak to tamarind paste, but Lucky Seafood has *much* better customer service. That said, I frequent them both. Ranch 99 has better selection, but Lucky Seafood does a better job of helping me find what they have.

              Lucky Seafood
              9326 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA

              1. re: Indirect Heat

                yea, when I asked for help two different people just pointed in the general direction.

                anyhow, I found after further exploration at 99 Ranch. My mistake was looking for something in a jar

                1. re: Saabiar

                  99 Ranch Market, Thuan Phat, World Foods, Lucky Seafood, and most other SEA style markets have the dried Tamarind Paste/Pulp. They also have Tamarind Concentrate, some of which are pretty good. You need to read the label on those, but I've started using certain brands.

                  99 Ranch Market
                  7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA

                  Lucky Seafood
                  9326 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA