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Kefir leaves

swms122456 Jul 1, 2012 06:57 AM

Any idea where to get them? I tried a few stores in Chinatown

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    peanuttree RE: swms122456 Jul 1, 2012 07:23 AM

    Do you mean kaffir lime leaves?
    There's a thai store in Chinatown that's on... I dunno, I kind just know how to walk there. The street goes to some park that's there, and there's a slight slope. This store should have it

    There's also Kalustyan's which I think is midtown? I've gotten kaffir lime leaves there

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      Barcelonian RE: swms122456 Jul 1, 2012 08:25 AM

      They sell them both fresh and dried at Kalyustyans.

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        kathryn RE: swms122456 Jul 1, 2012 09:14 AM

        Chinese groceries will not have them in Chinatown, only Thai grocery stores will.

        Bangkok Center Grocery on Mosco Street, between Mott St & Mulberry St, it's kind of a tiny side street
        Kalutsyan's on Lexington Avenue at 28th Street
        Dual Specialty, Indian grocery on 1st Ave. and 6th st.
        Eataly on 23rd and 5th usually has some too.

        I like Eataly's price best. Last time I checked it was $2 for 25-30 leaves. Prepackaged by the vegetable section.

        1. rifkind81 RE: swms122456 Jul 1, 2012 09:36 AM

          Just out of curiosity, do you keep them in the freezer? Dual does, so I figured I would as well. Just wondering what common practice is.

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            loratliff RE: rifkind81 Jul 1, 2012 11:20 AM

            I freeze them. They keep great.

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            swannee RE: swms122456 Jul 1, 2012 12:56 PM

            The Mosco St. store is really full of Thai and other SE Asian ingredients, including fresh turmeric, galangale, even kencur (fragrant ginger), and certainly lime leaves. They need to be kept in the freezer.

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