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Where to buy Thai sweet dark soy in SF?

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totoro415 Feb 12, 2013 05:47 PM

Would like to be able to make pad see ew at home for very picky two year old. No luck at the markets I've tried on Clement and would rather not spend $7 shipping a $5 bottle. Thanks!

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    totoro415 Feb 19, 2013 03:15 PM

    Thanks to everyone who replied. In case anyone else is looking, Battambang on Eddy has multiple brands and varieties. I paid less for two huge bottles and some rice noodles than I would have just for shipping if I had bought online!

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      totoro415 Feb 13, 2013 09:04 AM

      Thanks for the tips! Will try the two places in the city before sucking it up and driving to Daly City if I don't have any luck.

      1. felice Feb 13, 2013 12:35 AM

        Battambang Market on Eddy has never let me down.

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          bobabear Feb 21, 2013 05:19 PM

          I just bought some there.

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          gnomatic Feb 12, 2013 09:30 PM

          Pang Kee Bargain Market on Stockton (North of Broadway) has a good selection of Thai seasoning & sauces. I get my Golden Mountain Seasoning sauce from there. Sun Kau Shing Company just a few doors up on Stockton has some Thai sauces as well. It can take some patience to find what you want in both places though.

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            adrienne156 Feb 12, 2013 06:19 PM

            I've never seen Thai sweet dark soy, is it similar to kecap manis?

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              Robert Lauriston Feb 12, 2013 06:23 PM

              Similar.

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                twocents Feb 12, 2013 06:37 PM

                In fact I use ABC brand Kecap Manis as a sub for Thai sweet dark soy, usually I buy it at 99 or Berkeley Bowl.

                For many Thai dishes, it's essential to use Thai soy, which tastes a lot different than most Chinese and Japanese brands. I might use Filipino soy or Maggi in a pinch, albeit less. But for the sweet dark I think Kecap Manis is fine.

            2. Robert Lauriston Feb 12, 2013 06:15 PM

              Probably Pla2 (former Thailand Grocery) in Berkeley.

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                ML8000 Feb 12, 2013 06:16 PM

                OP requested SF.

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                  Robert Lauriston Feb 12, 2013 06:22 PM

                  There are no Thai grocers left in SF and no places I know of in SF proper with a great selection of Thai stuff.

                  New May Wah, Pacific Super, Sunset Super, 23rd and Irving are possible.

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                ML8000 Feb 12, 2013 06:14 PM

                Try 99 Ranch 99. The closest is in Daly City. Or try Manila Oriental Market in the Excelsior.

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                  Dave MP Feb 13, 2013 09:08 AM

                  I think Manila Oriental Market might have it....they have a fair amount of Thai products. They would definitely at least have something very similar that you could use in its place (like kecap manis)

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