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Mae Ploy Curry Paste?

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Megan8178 Apr 11, 2011 09:18 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy Mae Ploy curry paste? I haven't seen it since I've moved here (to DC), and am willing to drive to MD or VA if necessary!

I miss my curry so any help would be much appreciated!!

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    bmorecupcake RE: Megan8178 Apr 11, 2011 10:49 AM

    I'm surprised you can't find it anywhere. Try an H Mart. The Catonsville (Baltimore suburb) H Mart has it in plastic containers, not tin cans. I prefer Mae Ploy over Maesri because I find Mae Ploy's blends more pungent. E.g., the Mae Ploy panang curry paste contains shrimp paste while the Maesri panang curry paste does not.

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      agarnett100 RE: bmorecupcake Apr 11, 2011 11:36 AM

      Try the H-mart in Wheaton

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        Megan8178 RE: agarnett100 Apr 11, 2011 01:17 PM

        Thanks for your suggestions! And yes, bmorecupcake, I've actually only ever had Mae Ploy (out of the plastic containers) and love it! I will have to check H Mart out - to be honest, I haven't been looking too hard...

        Is there anywhere in DC that may sell it?

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          eguder RE: Megan8178 Apr 12, 2011 09:05 AM

          I know they have it (along with any other Thai ingredient you could possibly need) at Duangrat Oriental Food Mart in Bailey's Crossroads, VA.

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            agarnett100 RE: Megan8178 Apr 12, 2011 09:57 AM

            You can try Hana Japanese Market:-U Street
            Thats the only asian market I know inside the district

      2. Cremon RE: Megan8178 Feb 7, 2012 10:59 AM

        Super H Mart will always have this product. You'll want to mix it with coconut milk and palm sugar if you're making any kind of Thai curry. Good luck!!

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          sarichardson RE: Megan8178 Feb 7, 2012 04:21 PM

          I've seen it (many types) in the plastic tubs at Eden Center (the grocery store there). I live in the District, so would steer you in the city if I knew of a place. I went to Hana last week, didn't see it there, but wasn't looking for it at the time. If you find it in DC, let me know, would save a trip!

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