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vandan Jun 3, 2010 08:43 PM

can anyone tell me where i might find mshalale cheese in Van??

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  1. fmed RE: vandan Jun 3, 2010 08:54 PM

    String cheese? I have seen it around (I'm not talking about the processed shrinkwrapped stuff). Have you tried all the usual suspects? (eg All the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean, etc. grocery stores)?

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      vandan RE: fmed Jun 3, 2010 09:21 PM

      actually no i have not, was hoping to save some of the leg work, any specific, more likely places fmed?

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        fmed RE: vandan Jun 3, 2010 09:30 PM

        You're in East Van right? Try Mediterranean Specialties on Commercial or Yek-o-yek on Main.

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          grayelf RE: fmed Jun 4, 2010 10:03 AM

          Or if you happen to be further west, I have purchased this cheese (without knowing the cool name!) at Parthenon. Here it is a Lebanese brand IIRC and you will find it in the open cooler on the south wall at the back of the store near the haloumi.

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            vandan RE: grayelf Jun 4, 2010 10:25 AM

            hey greyelf do you remember if it had the little black seeds in it (nigella seeds) ? they are supposed to have an oregano type flavour to them

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              grayelf RE: vandan Jun 4, 2010 01:15 PM

              Hey, now that you mention it, I think it did. It's been a while since I bought any (kinda addicted to the haloumi which has a similar pleasing squeak) so don't quote me though. You could give them a buzz and ask -- I find most of the staffers are very helpful. I'll look myself but I might not be in till Sunday...

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                vandan RE: grayelf Jun 4, 2010 06:00 PM

                was gonna drop by there myself today, never made it, so yes will give them a call tommorow, pan-fried haloumi hmmmm !

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                  vandan RE: vandan Jun 8, 2010 10:53 AM

                  went by there yesterday and they do indeed have it, although just labelled as "string cheese"

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                    grayelf RE: vandan Jun 8, 2010 08:04 PM

                    That was my recollection too, as I had never heard the name you used. Glad they had it for you!

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