i'm looking for fresh betel leaves (la lot in vietnamese) for a vietnamese beef recipe. checked broadview chinatown and they don't have any. Anyone seen the leaf anywhere in the city?
Have you tried the bigger Asian grocers on Spadina north of Dundas?
I haven't checked Dundas/Spadina but will have a look. Perhaps a trip to T & T is in order as well.
Why not go to Gerrard Street, where I am sure you will find them? I think someone mentioned that already
Gerrard and Broadview? I've looked through the supermarkets along gerrard and couldn't find it. Or at least nothing that looked like it.
Head a bit further east on Gerrard to little india / pakistan, Paan will be easy to find.
I think what your looking for is called "paan", in India. It's found in most East Indian groceries.
Betel leaf is in paan, but paan is a sort-of Pakistani "chewing tobacco". La lot (betel leaf) is an aromatic Vietnamese herb used in soup, etc.
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