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Tamarind Paste/Sauce in San Diego

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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.

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            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.

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              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.

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

                  Lucky Seafood
                  9326 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA