View Full Version : wash dc bbers- place to buy kaffir lime
03-14-2002, 07:04 AM
a question to those that livein the dc area esp maryland suburbs (rockville, bethesda, germantown) do you know of a place to buy kaffir lime leaves? i picked the jungle curry to make this sunday for supper club and would love to have the leaves.
thanks so much :)
03-14-2002, 07:30 AM
OK, I'm not in DC, but any self-respecting Asian market should at least carry some frozen ones. I personally hate the taste and always sub lime zest, but I remember seeing them in our large Asian supermarket here---I'm sure you guys have bigger and better ones seeing as how we're a fairly small city.
03-14-2002, 08:06 AM
I have a small thai market just blocks from school that I am almost positive carries them -- I am sure there is a place close to you. Any of the small asian markets are likely to have them. I don't know about your area. When do they get added to the recipe? Let me know if you can't find them and I could bring them if they are added late.
03-14-2002, 10:22 AM
they're added last. i'd really appreciate if you could bring some. whatever is the smallest amount. thanks so much.
thanks to emilycat for the jungle thai curry recipe- i noticed that she used the
lime zest instead of the leaves. i love the curries at the thai restaurants -do you suppose they use the kaffir leaves or lime or whatever?
03-14-2002, 10:32 AM
All Thai restaurants I've been to use the kaffir lime leaves. The taste is quite distinct. If you have to use up some leftover leaves, I recommend the soups from the Thai cooking class last year -- very much like what you get in the restaurants.
If you have trouble finding the leaves, check Asian Foods on University Boulevard in Wheaton. It's on the north side of the street, just east of Georgia Avenue in a little strip mall. The owners are Thai or Vietnamese, but the store carries every type of Asian food imaginable from Japanese to Indonesian. (I often drive the hour and a half to go there because the store is so wonderful. They also sell prepared food.) What I really like though is that the store is spotless and everything is labelled in English. If you appear to be even slightly lost, the staff is very helpful.
The only other place that I can think of would be the Thai grocery store in Silver Spring. It's been many years since I was last there, but if you check the yellow pages, they may be listed. Good luck!
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