Where to find cooking ingredients

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  1. raypin

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    ....this 2008 thread was archived here. Reviving this old thread with a new one.

    I'm having the darndest time looking for veal stock/beef stock (ready to cook) like Swanson's or similar. Also, black or red currant jelly. Any foodie knows where?

    TIA.
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    Thanks for reviving this topic, @raypin.

    For myself, I'm looking for:
    quinoa
    shiso leaves
    bulgur
    large-grain couscous
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    Im looking for the ff too:

    Shiso Leaves
    Lard
    High quality coals good for grilling


    Thanks
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    @raypin, i used to see black currant jelly in santi's. try the one in yakal since i believe that branch has the most stocks.

    @soloworx: isn't there this specialty store in market market where they sell different kinds of grain and couscous? have you tried assad also?

    :)
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    mmm......bought Shiso leaves from the Japanese mini-mart in Little Tokyo (Choto Stop) in the produce section. It is not a regular item.

    Coals and smoking planks - DIY Hardware of Robinson's sells U.S.-branded ones.

    Where is Assad?
     
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    assad stores are in Otis and marikina.

    the one in marikina is near tapsi ni vivian or the street after the mcdonald's across sta. lucia. the one on otis is near the bridge and a mosque (i think).

    :)
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    ^ It's not a mosque. It's a Hindu temple. :)
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    mmm......I think I know where that is. Yeah.....lots of parked motorcycles......with plate numbers "5-6" ;) ....that would be on the left side of the road, coming from Nagtahan bridge.
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    High quality coals you can get at True Value and Handyman.

    Lard is available in most groceries...my wife buys it from Cash & Carry, Makati Supermarket, or S&R

     
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    ooops... sorry about that... :)

    @charlie: i think they also have lard in assad. big cans of them :)

    @raypin: zakly! :)
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    Säntis Delicatessen thats were we buy hard to find ingredients a little pricey...
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    Lard is pig fat so I doubt you can find that in Indian stores. What they sell is ghee, which is actually clarified liquid butter.

    Lard used to be sold in the Philippines under the Purico brand (remember that @raypin?).

    I'll start looking for lard here but for occasional use, I just cook dishes with a few strips of lardon (subcutaneous fat) that I keep in the freezer for that purpose. The procedure is to sweat the lardon in a little oil for a while to extract lard from it. It's not really healthy, but, Lord Almighty, it tastes so heavenly. Mario Batali swears by it.
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    ot: mmm.......very astute observation, but perhaps the Indian or Middle Eastern owners are the liberated kind.....sell anything regardless of religious proscription ;)

    With this kind of weather, I'm almost tempted to drive (I bet there's little vehicle traffic) and buy some LARD.
     
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    Re Lard: I stand corrected.

    It turns out, after checking our pantry, what we have is vegetable shortening and not lard.

    Sorry for the mis-information.


     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    That's an understandable error. Crisco is the best known brand of shortening.
     
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    you're right! my bad... got the 2 confused... :eek:

    how's lardon used? where do you get it? what are some dishes you cook using it? :)
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    Lardon is available in many supermarkets, usually with the frozen meats.

    Use it the way you would use bacon fat (flavoring only, not eating it per se).
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    Mmmm...kitchen s.o.s. I ' m trying my hand with fresh pasta but I can't seem to find "00" Italian flour. The semolina I ' ve used produces a somewhat tough and robust texture. Anyone knows? I've tried Santi's. No luck. Tia.

    edit: found Tipo 00 flour ---> Bacchus Epicerie Powerplant.
     
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    Re: Where to find cooking ingredients (2011)

    where to find habanero peppers
     
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    Where's the best place (best quality at decent prices) to buy organic veggies and meats? :) Trying to have a healthier diet :)
     

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