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Apr 25, 2012 03:38 PM

Kaffir Limes

Just got back from Vientiane Trading Co. and they won't have any kaffir limes in stock until July so I was wondering if anyone knew any place I could snag some in the meantime?

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  1. i picked some up at the chinese supermarket at jane/finch (in the plaza southwest corner) last week.. couldnt tell you if they have any in stock, but this market has the best/largest variety of southeast asian herbs and veg

    1. T&T regularly sells kaffir lime leaves, if it helps.

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      1. re: biggreenmatt

        I'm pretty well stocked with lime leaves, it's the fruit i'm looking for.

      2. For sure at Sunny Market. Thanks for posting. I always wondered what those ugly, wart-covered green things were. I'll have to find a good recipe for them. Incidentally, the Foxley on Ossington does a mind-blowing crispy shrimp with keffir lime leaves that is intoxicating.

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        1. re: Moimoi

          Thanks for the tip! will have to check it out and post my findings!

          1. re: Moimoi

            sadly i went to the Sunny Market at Don Mills and they didn't have any kaffir limes. which one did you find them at?

            On an unrelated note: the shrimp at the foxley sounds awesome!

            1. re: yoyodyne

              Hey there... I was just there... wish I had see your posting... wasn't looking so I didn't notice. I go almost every Sunday... Next time I see them there I'll drop you a note. I go to the Don Mills location. Yes, I must go again to the Foxley just for those shrimp.

              1. re: yoyodyne

                I went again today... didn't see them, but will let you know when, where and if I see them... Did you ever find them?

                1. re: yoyodyne

                  Now I'm the one who is determined to remember where I found mine. I know without a doubt that I got some one time at a small Indian or Bengali (not sure) grocer on the north side of Danforth near Main... I may even make a trip out there to note it for my address book. It's one of those small, very non-descript and old fruit and vegetable grocers (they have produce outside on wood crates)... Looks like it may have once been a variety store - not fancy. Inside however the unique selection of fruit and veg is incredible. I took a Bengali friend and she was almost hysterical about the selection - like the stuff she used to buy back home... and yes, she bought the limes... They're not cheap but they are, as discussed, intoxicating. A little goes a long way. They also have medicinal uses.