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Nov 7, 2011 06:34 AM

New To Ontario and I need some help finding some items

Hi everyone on Chowhound, I've been a long time reader of your site and reviews, its helped me find some of the best food around Vancouver and Calgary. However, I have just moved to Ontario from Calgary for schooling and am currently having problems finding some items from Thailand/Laos, I understand for the most part that large chain stores like Ocean's,T&T, and Oriental Food Mart carries most of the ingredients I am looking for, but things like small Thai eggplants and Housewares I can't find (Sticky rice steam basket, Sticky Rice container amongst other things)

So my question is if anyone knew any Laotian/Thai Owned grocery stores anywhere in the Niagara to Greater Toronto Area? any input would be greatly appreciated

Thank you


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  1. Welcome to Ontario, AVONGSA!

    I purchased my steam basket (and pot) for sticky rice at Tap Phuong on Spadina. You'll find other housewares there, as well.

    For Thai egglant, there are 2 large Asian grocers on Spadina, both north of Dundas a block or two, one either side of the street (sorry, I don't know the names). I always find the small eggplant at the one on the east side of the street.

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    1. re: EarlyDrive

      one of them is called "Oriental harvest" it is in the basement on the west side of spadina just north of dundas street

      1. re: EarlyDrive

        Hua Sheng is the supermarket on the east side.