Ingredient search - Does anyone know who carries fresh lemongrass in Birmingham, AL?
A question for the serious foodies:
Does anyone know who carries fresh lemongrass in BIrmingham, AL?
Background: We keep a kosher kitchen at home. I haven't been able to find OU-certified Thai curry pastes, so want to make my own at home. We have all the necessary ingredients except fresh lemongrass.
If no one carries it in Birmingham, does anyone have Atlanta grocery suggestions for my next trip over there at the beginning of October?
Thanks in advance,
Shirley Hicks, a Canuck amuck in the American Deep South.
Not sure how fresh they are (as in these sell "fresh" whole stalks but not sure how freshly cut they actually are), but Super Oriental and Chai's both have whole stalk lemon grass. So does Whole Foods and even V. Richard's. They are obviously much cheaper at the two non-fru-fru markets. However, I doubt that anything in those places in kosher.
I'm glad you found some. Note, Chai's has a $10 (I think) minimum for credit card orders so bring cash if only getting lemongrass. However, due to all of their great, reasonably fresh product, we rarely leave there with under $10 in goods anyway. I love all of their different noodles, tofu, frozen goyza, etc. Also spices are dirt cheap there.