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cheese_please Sep 21, 2013 02:49 PM

Where's the best place to buy coconut milk (in the can for cooking) at a reasonable price? It's almost $3 a can at my local Rainbow. I live in the Como Park area (near the State Fair Grounds), so closer is better. Thanks!

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    autumm Sep 21, 2013 04:42 PM

    Most of the time I get the light coconut milk from Trader Joe's, either the woodbury or the one in St Paul off of Lexington near 35E. And I just learned looking up what street the St Paul one was on that Shoreview has one too! (I live in Roseville)

    If I'm making something where I need the fattier milk, I get what's at Rainbow/Byerlys. But for a weeknight curry, I'll save the calories.

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      getgot211 Sep 21, 2013 06:26 PM

      Shung Hur or Dragon Star should carry Mae Ploy brand. Wont actually be much cheaper, but it is the best.

      1. ibew292 Sep 22, 2013 12:05 AM

        There is a little Asian market east 1/2 block, south side of Snelling on Como. Should have what you need cheaper than Rainbow.

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          steve_in_stpaul Sep 22, 2013 08:25 AM

          I've seen coconut milk at ALDI, too, but it's not an everyday item and they don't carry the light coconut milk I prefer. If you can plan ahead, it's probably the cheapest coconut milk around.

          Otherwise, almost any decent-sized Asian grocery should have it for less than $3 a can.

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            Maggie19 Sep 24, 2013 08:15 AM

            Aroy-D brand from Thailand @ Importfoods.com. The best coconut milk from Thailand according to these guys. @ $2.89/14oz can....or less when bought in quantity.

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              american_idle Sep 24, 2013 09:24 AM

              Readily available in almost any store locally.

              United Noodle, Dragon Star, Double Dragon, Sun Foods are all awesome grocers where you will find several varieties / brands of Coconut Milk, plus a million other things you didn't know existed if you've not been in one before.

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                sandylc Sep 24, 2013 10:58 AM

                And those are fascinating stores to spend time in, too.

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                  Foureyes137 Sep 24, 2013 11:57 AM

                  2nd. And though not close, the 14oz can @ United Noodle is $1.29.

                  And as sandy pointed out: worth the trip.

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                Maggie19 Sep 24, 2013 11:20 AM

                Chaokoh Brand at Costco .. $1.33 / 13.5 oz can.

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                  american_idle Sep 24, 2013 12:26 PM

                  Would be a great option if you want to avoid any possible exposure to other cultures and cuisines. Produce, herbs, meats, seafood, snacks, the amount of new things to try in any given Asian grocer not available at your usual store is mind boggling.

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                    KTFoley Sep 24, 2013 02:32 PM

                    I'm pretty sure it's still okay to post responses that directly meet the OP's request -- where to buy coconut milk for less than $3/can.

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                      Maggie19 Sep 25, 2013 07:42 AM

                      Who 'wants to avoid any possible exposure to other cultures and cuisines?' Just answering the op's Q. For your info - Shuang Hur and UN are two of my favorite grocery stores. So is Costco.

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