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hlsess Oct 14, 2011 04:26 PM

I really like the rolls with rice paper and the guy doing my pedicure said i needed to try and make them- where do i buy the rice paper- I doubt Publix has it or do they??? where is the best place to buy it and whatever else that goes inside the rolls???

  1. curej Oct 14, 2011 07:59 PM

    I'd try Super Oriental Market if it's still open...I haven't been there in a couple of years.. on W. Valley.


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    1. re: curej
      Dax Oct 17, 2011 08:21 AM

      Definitely still open and consistently serving some of the best dishes in town. I tend to shop more at SOM (Larger variety) and Chai's (it's closer) but noticed the shop G200 mentioned and need to check it out.

      1. re: curej
        xiaowang Nov 15, 2012 09:23 AM

        The super oriental market has always been here, we re-opened new Red Pearl restaurant onsite.
        Can pre-order to-go dishes, please check out new web site
        http:// www.superorientalmkt.com

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        G200 Oct 15, 2011 09:01 AM

        I assume you're talking about fresh rolls like the ones you'll find at Thai and Vietnamese restaurants? While you'll be able to find what you need at almost any Asian store, there is a store that specializes in Southeast Asian foods. It's located behind the Purple Onion and across from Baskits on Greensprings. I believe the street is named Carr. I'm not even sure there's much of a sign, and parking for only about 4 cars, but their SE Asian offerings are superior to other Asian markets in town.

        Purple Onion
        1550 Montgomery Hwy Ste P, Birmingham, AL 35216

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        1. re: G200
          hlsess Oct 15, 2011 09:08 AM

          thanks-I'm heading over that way today anyway

          1. re: hlsess
            hlsess Oct 16, 2011 08:08 AM

            I stopped by- about missed it- went inside and found the rice paper but decided I might find a recipe first and see how hard it looks to make- thanks

            1. re: hlsess
              G200 Oct 16, 2011 08:41 AM

              I've made them twice before. Aesthetically, they were not pretty, but passable. They were, however, delicious. You can really fill them with anything, although I think fresh herbs are probably a key ingredient. You've got me really hungry for some!

          2. re: G200
            Big Daddy Oct 27, 2011 06:56 AM

            Yes. I think the place is called INternational Market. It's by the fire station, separated by the back entrance to the Publix plaza. The place tends to specialize in Vietnamese food. Sometimes they even have prepared fresh rolls in their refrigerator. Also a great place for buying banh mi bread.

            1. re: Big Daddy
              bryantuga Oct 28, 2011 08:32 AM

              You can buy banh mi bread?! I'm all over this!

              1. re: bryantuga
                Big Daddy Oct 28, 2011 02:40 PM

                Saturday mornings is the best time.

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            Tuzi Oct 16, 2011 07:18 PM

            If its closer to you, you might also try Chai store:
            2133 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233-3105 (205) 324-4873 () ‎

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            1. re: Tuzi
              G200 Oct 17, 2011 02:36 PM

              Good suggestion. I forgot about that place. They've had Thai ingredients when the other shop I've mentioned earlier did not. Specifically, galangal and fresh kaffir lime leaves.

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