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Does anyone know where I can buy spring roll wrappers or rice paper wrappers?

All I can find is egg roll wrappers. Much thanks.

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  1. Have you tried any Asian stores? Spring roll wrappers are pretty ubiquitous. For rice paper, you'll need to visit Whole Foods (which may have spring roll wrappers, too) or perhaps Asia Market or Hong Kong Supermarket.

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    Asia Market
    71 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

    Hong Kong Supermarket
    157 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: JungMann

      Or Kam Man on Canal Street. That said, I see rice paper wrappers even in little local markets on the UES.

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      Kam Man
      200 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: JungMann

        i was just at whole foods (bowery) and they had spring roll wrappers there.

      2. Tan Tin-Hung on Bowery (121 Bowery at Grand) will have rice paper wrappers as well as all kinds of SE Asian and Chinese groceries.

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        1. re: bookhound

          Thank you. I appreciate the replies. I did not think of Whole Foods and I wanted to know where an Asian grocery was for many supplies. Very helpful. I wanted to make those rolls with the very thin almost see-through wrappers. Is that called rice paper? If not, what are those thin wrappers called?

          1. re: hungryinmanhattan

            The dry translucent sheets you have to soak in water or better yet beer (if frying) are called rice paper wrappers.

            1. re: bookhound

              That is exactly what I want. Thank you again.

            2. re: hungryinmanhattan

              Hong Kong Supermarket is my destination when I'm looking for a one-stop resource for all my Asian groceries. They often have the best price on many goods as well.

              If I was really pressed for time and needed some rice paper or noodles immediately, even my Associated carries the basics, although their quality is dubious.

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              Hong Kong Supermarket
              157 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

              1. re: JungMann

                Hon Kong Supermarket is a generalist specializing in Chinese groceries. Tan Ting Hung specializes in SE Asian groceries. They carry close to a dozen brands of fish sauce.

                1. re: bookhound

                  Fantastic! A new Asian market to investigate in Chinatown. Must go this weekend. Had never heard of this one, thanks for pointing it out.

                  1. re: buttertart

                    You'll love it. The addresses of a number of places mentioned are in this list:

                    http://www.chow.com/lists/edit/33

                    1. re: MMRuth

                      I love the Bangkok Grocery on Mosco, Kam Man, and the HK Supermarket (and the Great Walls in Flushing) - can't wait to get my footsies in this one!

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                      Kam Man
                      200 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

                      1. re: buttertart

                        Tan Tin Hung is way bigger than Bangkok Grocery and it's the only store in Chinatown that I know of that sells Vietnamese joong. It's just like the Chinese version but long and cylandrical instead of triangular.

                        1. re: bookhound

                          Very interesting. Funny story re BKK Grocery: We used to get a great lotus rootlet salad with shrimp at Mondsoon on the UWS (now closed). I found a recipe for it and went looking for the main ingredient. Stepped into the store, said to the guy behind the counter we're looking for lotus rootlets, he without a second's hesitation said you mean this? and produced a jar of them from under the counter. It was like a conjuring trick.

                      2. re: MMRuth

                        Late report, but that is a great store - they have things I've never seen anywhere else in NYC. It was a lot of fun to go there (and very nice to hear the lady at the counter speaking Min).

                        1. re: buttertart

                          Love! Tan Tin Hung. A couple of years ago when I was determined to find Rose brand triangular rice papers, it was the only store that had them. And when they don't have something, some particular fresh produce for instance, they know who does and they will tell you where to find it.

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                          Tan Tin Hung
                          121 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

                          1. re: JoanN

                            The Thai basil I bought there was in perfect shape when I used it about 10 days later. Must have been picked the day I bought it. The herb selection is great.

            3. Nearly any market in Chinatown. Really, nearly any. If the random one you walk into doesn't have them, the one two doors down probably will.