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Jan 30, 2013 04:39 PM

Tamarind Paste In Houston

Watching a Gordon Ramsey Ultimate Cookery Course show, a great cooking show BBC America 264 on DTV, tamarind paste was an ingredient. The wife-a-cita has looked at Fiesta Bellaire and Hillcroft and MY HEB on Bunker Hil plus other places to no avail, any suggestions?

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  1. I know I've seen it somewhere. My best guess would be an Indian grocer, tamarind is a very common ingredient in Indian food. You could also check out Spec's and Phoenicia. Both have inventories online that may help.

    1. I'd try the 99 Ranch Market on Blalock & I-10. I think I've seen it there, but can't remember which aisle.

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      1. re: mcluhan

        Update - it's on aisle 5 near the sugar, bottom shelf. They sell bricks of it and paste in jars.

        1. re: mcluhan

          Wow, great info. I thank you and the wife thanks you. We'll be there this weekend, and a bonus we're less than 10 minutes away.

      2. I have a brick I got at Hong Kong Market on Bellaire.

        I'm sure 99 Ranch Market has it also.

        I'm also pretty sure ive seen it at Fiesta and the bigger HEBs.

        Can't say i've seen it at Phoenicia.

        1. Go to an Indian grocery store like Patel Bros on Hillcroft and look for Tamicon. Its a thick syrup/paste type of tamarind concentrate. There is also Maggi Tamarina kind of like a tamarind sauce (think ketchup).

          1. Need to check Comcast schedule for that show, sounds interesting.

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            1. re: Lambowner

              I don't know when Comcast shows it, but it's two shows 12-1pm on DTV.