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Ethnic Food Shop finds
« on: February 25, 2005, 09:48:21 AM »
Like with the local farmers thread I wanted to start a thread for people to post where to find ethnic foods they miss and crave.  I will start off by doing the Mexican ones I have found thus far.  Again try to include homepage, address or phone number if you can.

If you have a new store to add to a list someone already had made for a certain type of food pm me and I will modify the existing post.

Mexican Sources/Tex-Mex and Chili Pepper sources

www.chillifire.co.uk/

http://www.coolchile.co.uk/

http://www.lupepintos.com/

http://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk/

http://www.cornishchillicompany.co.uk/

http://www.seasonedpioneers.co.uk/

http://www.chilefoundry.co.uk/


and maybe this place...maybe a Londoner can tell me what it is??

El Azteca
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The Mews
London
SE1 4AG


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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2005, 08:20:47 AM »
Japanese (thanks to Murasaki)

http://www.mountfuji.co.uk/
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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 06:56:18 PM »
Thai and Asian food and a few other oddities (eg pickle relish!)

http://ads.cinemas-online.co.uk/mls01/

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005, 12:12:59 AM »
My husband and I get our Chinese  food supplies at a place in south London called:
SeeWoo
Furlong House, Horn Lane
Greenwich, London
SE10 0RT
T: +44(0)20 8293 9393
F: +44(0)20 8293 9357

http://www.seewoo.com/


(PS - They also happen to have saltines!)



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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2005, 01:42:45 PM »
Italian - good ricotta, not the crud they put in tubs here - I found two places:
   Burmondsey Market, Fridays and Saturdays near London Bridge.  look for the Italian cheese stall.  Also good French cheese stall, olive stall, and Caribbean, and Mexican ingredients.
   TFC, Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone tube stop.  Also good Feta and olives.
   Chinatown has two good grocers; very good fresh Chinese greens and veg.
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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2005, 06:12:28 PM »
Now that I've found this place, I'm pretty well set-up.

http://www.sweetmart.co.uk/

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2005, 10:40:10 PM »
I've been wondering if there is anywhere in the UK in my area (Central) that I can get some Sriracha (aka "Red Rooster") Chili sauce...   any ideas?   ???

Huy Fong Foods makes it.  I'm pretty sure it is Thai/Vietnamese.  Its soooo lovely...  ;D




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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2005, 01:41:53 AM »
Lost Angel. . . .Good luck. My husband LOVES that stuff, and we can't find it anywhere. Of course, we're in Aberdeen, so that may explain it.   ;D

But, seriously, we'll be in London next month. If you find any, please let me know where. Otherwise, we'll have to bring a suitcase of it back from the States when we go home for Christmas.

Another note: Does anyone know where I can get REAL dill pickles? (Like Claussen.) I have purchased about ten jars of pickles since I moved here, and even if the package says "dill," they always seem to be sweet. Anyone who can help me with this has my undying gratitude.  :)
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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2005, 05:46:52 AM »
our local health food shop has Siracha sauce.

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2005, 04:35:26 PM »
Lost Angel. . . .Good luck. My husband LOVES that stuff, and we can't find it anywhere. Of course, we're in Aberdeen, so that may explain it.   ;D

But, seriously, we'll be in London next month. If you find any, please let me know where. Otherwise, we'll have to bring a suitcase of it back from the States when we go home for Christmas.

Another note: Does anyone know where I can get REAL dill pickles? (Like Claussen.) I have purchased about ten jars of pickles since I moved here, and even if the package says "dill," they always seem to be sweet. Anyone who can help me with this has my undying gratitude.  :)

I have pretty much given up my search for it (Sriracha) here...  like you, we will also being going to the U.S. for Christmas, so I am planning on bringing some back over with me.   :)  I will check our local healthfood shop here though ~ thanks for that tip, Britwife!   x

Real dill pickles?  Good grief, I know what you mean! I hate sweet pickles & gherkins, & only once have I bought a jar of "dill pickles" here in England that were unsweetened & almost good... they were a bit mushy though.  I wish I could remember where we got them.  I think it had some sort of stars and stripes on the label, & I am pretty sure it was from a large chain grocery store like Sainsburys or Morrisons or something.  Claussen pickles are the best!  I wonder if they would travel well, as they are always kept cold.  I'm going to give it a shot in December.   ;)

Wish I knew how to can my own.  Bet I could make a fortune selling them to Americans in the UK!   ;D  *lol*
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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2005, 12:23:39 AM »

Wish I knew how to can my own.  Bet I could make a fortune selling them to Americans in the UK!   ;D  *lol*


I would pay a fortune for a good pickle right now.  ;D

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2005, 04:51:27 PM »
I make tacos from a kit, so couldn't say anything about the selection or quality, but thought that I would post that I found a Mexican ingredient store on Stoke Road in Guildford.  It's called Los Amigos.  Hope that helps anyone looking for that sort of thing.   :)

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2005, 05:52:28 PM »
I make tacos from a kit, so couldn't say anything about the selection or quality, but thought that I would post that I found a Mexican ingredient store on Stoke Road in Guildford.  It's called Los Amigos.  Hope that helps anyone looking for that sort of thing.   :)

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2005, 06:18:15 PM »
Did you guys find Siracha sauce yet? I saw it being sold on a local market stall today.  It's in a different bottle to your picture though - glass bottle wit ha label that says Healthy Boy Siracha. I also found it here:

http://www.hoohing.com/acatalog/Products__Healthy_Boy_Products_111.html

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Re: Ethnic Food Shop finds
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2005, 11:50:25 PM »
Lost Angel. . . .Good luck. My husband LOVES that stuff, and we can't find it anywhere. Of course, we're in Aberdeen, so that may explain it.   ;D

But, seriously, we'll be in London next month. If you find any, please let me know where. Otherwise, we'll have to bring a suitcase of it back from the States when we go home for Christmas.

Another note: Does anyone know where I can get REAL dill pickles? (Like Claussen.) I have purchased about ten jars of pickles since I moved here, and even if the package says "dill," they always seem to be sweet. Anyone who can help me with this has my undying gratitude.  :)

I can get you dill spears........PROPER dill spears........and also the store here sells Heinz hamburger dill pickle slices

Let me know!