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Achiote paste and banana leaves?

tex.s.toast Aug 29, 2013 07:08 AM

Looking for a source for achiote paste and banana leaves. Preference would be on the east side of Toronto/Scarborough.

One location that had both would be ideal or two stores near enough to each other would suffice.


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    trane Aug 29, 2013 11:20 AM

    Banana Leaves -- any asian supermarket.

    Achiote paste? No idea... achiote seeds can be found at various spice vendors.. maybe even at Bulk Barn (depending on location.. I think I saw them at the one near Leslie / Lakeshore) and achiote paste is just the ground up seeds + whatever else you want to add.

    Presumably you're making cochinita pibil?

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      ylsf Aug 29, 2013 07:32 AM

      See this thread for the achiote paste. You can try those stores for the banana leaves also:


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        tex.s.toast Aug 29, 2013 07:59 AM

        thanks - i posted from my phone without a thorough search. had found that thread after the fact and wasnt sure about banana leaves - but thanks for confirming.

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