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Petai beans

chilibeanpaste May 22, 2011 09:43 AM

Does anyone know a soruce for Malaysian petai beans in Nova Scotia? Sataw is the Thai name. They are usually sold frozen. Surely there must be Malaysians or Thais here that cook with them. Wonderful taste that some may have a time getting used to. None of the usual Asian grocers know them and show me frozen soybeans.

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  1. simonathibault RE: chilibeanpaste May 30, 2011 06:29 AM

    There is a woman who sells at the friday international market at the seaport and at the dartmouth market. she is malay but sells chinese foods. she might know.

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      chilibeanpaste RE: simonathibault May 30, 2011 02:33 PM

      Thanks for the tip Simon. I went to the Big Ray Asian Store in Dartmouth today. The kind owner found the beans in her suppliers' catalogue and is bringing them in next month. In the Philipines - where's she's from - they are called sator beans and they come in frozen in 100g packets. This will be enough for 1 meal for 3. Also found ikan bilis there too.

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        simonathibault RE: chilibeanpaste May 30, 2011 05:25 PM

        where is this store?

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          chilibeanpaste RE: simonathibault May 31, 2011 02:52 PM

          Simon - try this for the store's location.


          It's in a strip mall on the left side. Turn in the driveway and go to the left.

          Check out the freezers.

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          CanadaGirl RE: chilibeanpaste Jun 2, 2011 03:57 PM

          Is this store new? What is the selection like? The customer service is obviously fantastic.

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            chilibeanpaste RE: CanadaGirl Jun 4, 2011 01:15 PM

            Not sure, it was there last autumn. In the google map link it was obviously a similar store.

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              chilibeanpaste RE: chilibeanpaste Jun 29, 2011 02:35 PM

              The service at Big Ray IS superb. Apparently the sator (petai) beans arrived today. There should be plenty for everyone as they are in 1Kg bags. At long last I can now make Nasi lemak and will do so on the long weekend. They're even open on Friday, the holiday, at 10am.

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