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Are candlenuts available in Toronto?

grandgourmand Mar 28, 2013 03:52 PM

Subject line says it all.

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    knusprig Mar 28, 2013 07:30 PM

    Indeed they are.

    Happy cooking!

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    1. re: knusprig
      grandgourmand Mar 29, 2013 06:21 AM

      Thank oyu.

      1. re: knusprig
        jo_jo_ba Mar 29, 2013 06:58 PM

        I've been looking in the Markham / Scarborough area and haven't seen them in any of the oriental groceries there, guess I'll try downtown next time I'm there

        1. re: jo_jo_ba
          knusprig Mar 30, 2013 11:36 AM

          JJB - you're absolutely correct.
          If I ever saw them (once in a bluemoon) at asian supermarket in the burb area - they are from Indonesia supplied by Oey Trading. Therefore, I go straight to the importer (they have small retail store)

          There is little demand of candlenuts. It's only used for certain dishes and if you omit it your recipe still turn out alright. There's no other use of these nuts in baking or as snacks.

          1. re: jo_jo_ba
            szw Mar 30, 2013 10:25 PM

            I've bought them a few times from foodymart and T&T

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          szw Mar 28, 2013 11:37 PM

          Any asian supermarket, or grocery store in Chinatown has them.

          1. grandgourmand Apr 1, 2013 12:11 PM

            Thanks for the recommendations. Had dim sum at Casa Imperial this morning and headed across the street (kinda) to T&T at Warden & Steeles. They had them there (supplied by Oey).

            So my laksa paste is that much closer to completion.

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