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Chef May 8, 2003 04:32 PM

First time posting on this board, but have been reading and loving it since it's inception - finally a place to check out "where to buy stuff" - I love to cook but sometimes get stumped on where to buy unusual ingredients! I'm also enjoying the restaurant reviews and am pleased to say I know most of the ones that have been mentioned. I guess my husband's right - we do eat out too much!!

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    Otonabee May 8, 2003 05:03 PM

    If you are looking for unusual Thai ingredients there is a Thai grocery store - Sheung Thai on Eglinton (it think around Midland) I went here the other day and found lime leaves (frozen right now) and fresh/dried galangal. Two object that have been alluding me for some time!

    For Middle Eastern there are a number on Lawrence between Vic Park and Warden...

    I must admit, it really is a great city - you can find almost every interesting food somewehere in the city if you look. Its really wonderful to now have a network of other foodies to work with!

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      julesrules May 8, 2003 05:07 PM

      galangal, kaffir lime leaves and fresh tumeric have recently become available in the southeast asian grocery stores at gerrard and broadview. and the variety of other herbs that I don't even recognize is amazing and ever-expanding!

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        Chef May 8, 2003 05:15 PM

        Excellent! Kaffir lime leaves have eluded me for ages!!

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