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Saabiar May 19, 2010 09:51 AM

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

Thanks in advance,
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    steveprez Jun 19, 2010 02:33 PM

    North Park Produce has it (at least in the North Park location).

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      daantaat May 19, 2010 09:13 PM

      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
        Indirect Heat May 20, 2010 12:15 AM

        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

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          Saabiar May 24, 2010 11:55 AM

          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

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            KirkK May 26, 2010 10:32 AM

            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

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        feed_me_please May 19, 2010 02:06 PM

        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.

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          smile81 May 19, 2010 10:57 AM

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

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            ipsit May 19, 2010 10:47 AM

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

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              jennywenny May 19, 2010 10:23 AM

              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?

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