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Where to find thai basil seeds?

NYC_Chickens Nov 4, 2010 10:42 AM

Apparently these seeds become gelatinous when placed in water and are used similarly to tapioca pearls in bubble tea. Anybody know where to find them. I don't think Kalustyan's has them

123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

  1. sgordon Nov 5, 2010 12:28 PM

    What JungMann said. I'd recommend Kalustyan's, as they have one of the best selections and the prices are decent.

    123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

    1. JungMann Nov 5, 2010 07:38 AM

      These seeds are a popular addition to falooda in South Asia. You can find them at the Indian grocers in Curry Hill, usually just labelled "Basil seeds." If you don't find those, ask the grocer for falooda seeds or sabja.

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        Pan Nov 4, 2010 10:31 PM

        Did you try Bangkok Center Grocery on Mosco St. between Mott and Mulberry in Chinatown? That would be the first place I'd go. Or, since Chinese people also use them, you could try any number of Chinese stores in Chinatown, including Hong Kong Supermarket on the corner of Hester and Elizabeth.

        Bangkok Center Grocery
        104 Mosco St, New York, NY 10013

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

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