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Where can I buy Lan Chi Chili Paste with garlic?

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misovida Nov 5, 2010 08:04 AM

I love many hot sauces, but this one of my staples (along with Sriracha, Thai sweet chili sauce and regular chili sauce).

I used to buy this from the P Street Whole Foods (the only one in DC/Silver Spring that carried it), but with the recent renovations it's no longer available... and I haven't had much luck yet at the local Asian markets that I usually go to (7 Corners Eden Center). I'd love to buy it local rather than order it online. Any suggestions?

Here's a link to the product:
http://www.yollieorientalonline.com/P...
or
http://www.lanchifoods.com/Home.htm

Thanks!

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Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

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  1. alkapal RE: misovida Nov 6, 2010 01:35 PM

    ok, i've bought that. i'll tell you which places i shop, but i don't recall where in partioular i bought mine.

    first place i usually go is the grocery store in eden center.
    second, the grand mart at 7 corners has lots of pastes like this, and the korean market there at gallows and lee hwy (H mart?).
    bangok 54 market seems well-stocked, though i know i didn't buy mine there.

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    here's a thread on ethnic markets in the d.c. area, fyi:. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671943

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      dpan RE: misovida Nov 6, 2010 04:19 PM

      Lan Chi is a popular Taiwanese brand. It can be found in any Chinese (not Vietnamese or Korean) market in the area. Kam Sen and Maxim in Rockville has it, and I've seen it at Great Wall in Merrifield.

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        alkapal RE: dpan Nov 6, 2010 05:23 PM

        well, i got it at a korean or vietnamese market. they carry lots of pastes. (isn't grand mart korean?).

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          DCDeb RE: alkapal Nov 6, 2010 10:08 PM

          Yes, Grand Mart is Korean. There is some crossover in products but if the OP is looking for a specific brand, the odds of finding it in a Chinese store is higher.

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          6255 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312

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            alkapal RE: DCDeb Nov 8, 2010 04:32 PM

            in response to dpan, my point was that i got my jar of lan chi at one of those two non-chinese places. i actually haven't been to great wall in merrifield, which is probably the closest "chinese" store to me. (i should stay out of shops for a while, because i go condiment crazy).

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              misovida RE: alkapal Nov 17, 2010 07:40 AM

              Thanks everyone for the info! (And the link to the ethnic markets map.) Can't wait to visit these other shops!

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