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Holy Basil Baltimore City?

fldhkybnva Mar 13, 2013 07:34 PM

Anyone know where I can find holy basil in Baltimore? I live in the city but I venture out to the suburbs both north and south (Towson, Columbia, Catonsville) occasionally so any recommendations there would work as well. I have not checked H Mart but thought I'd ask here before making the trip.

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  1. chefj RE: fldhkybnva Mar 17, 2013 12:09 PM

    Thai-Philippine Oriental Foods
    Catonsvile H Mart
    Whole Foods
    I would call before heading out to make sure they have it in stock.
    Hmart has been know to mislabel it Taiwanese Basil

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      bmorecupcake RE: fldhkybnva Mar 18, 2013 03:40 PM

      I've found Thai basil, but never Holy basil. I usually purchase white and purple Holy basil plants from the Songkran festival in Silver Spring. The white plants run out super fast.

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      1. re: bmorecupcake
        fldhkybnva RE: bmorecupcake Mar 18, 2013 03:43 PM

        Yea, I think I'm out of luck for holy basil but don't think I'm the only one in that boat. I plan to head to H Mart this weekend for Kimchi so perhaps I'll check there.

      2. fldhkybnva RE: fldhkybnva Mar 21, 2013 08:02 PM

        Thanks! I easily found Thai basil at H Mart as well as some lovely Thai chili which will hopefully turn into a tasty ka pow chicken.

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          dselb3 RE: fldhkybnva Mar 23, 2013 03:53 AM

          In addition to H Mart, Lotte Garden on route 40 in Catonsville usually has it. Their quality of their produce is better than H Mart, but more expensive. They are in the old Toys R Us location.

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