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Apr 16, 2012 11:18 AM

Trying to locate bottled Num Prik Pla

Has anyone seen this Thai product in any of the local supermarket shelves? I came across it in a grocery store in new york city chinatown and was wondering if it was available in the greater boston area.

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  1. Nam prik pla is a very common Thai table sauce which is easy to make.

    It's hard to see whats inside your jar, but it doesn't look like sauce.

    Try Kam Man in quincy or south bay.

    1. It looks like someone has in fact refilled that jar with prik pon, dry crushed red chiles. Are you looking for this condiment or actual nam prik pla (fresh chopped chiles in fish sauce)?

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      1. re: Luther

        Actually the contents of the jar that you see is the actual condiment sold in that bottle. I know that Num Prik Pla is not difficult to make but this dry and crunchy version is quite unusual to me. Ingredients listed on the bottle - Dried Fish, Chili, Onion, Garlic, Tamarind, Salt, Palm Sugar.

          1. re: nasilemak

            Can't recall if I've seen the dehydrated version around town, but on a similar note you can find a nice selection of Sri Lankan sambols at Biryani Park which are close condiment cousins and will serve you well. My favourite is katta sambol (red onions, chilis, maldive fish, salt, lime, etc) but you should really just get the whole bakers dozen of em.

          2. re: Luther

            PS. and like all great condiments, this one is pretty addictive!