Where to find cooking ingredients

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    You can buy desiccated coconut from any baking supplies stores and some supermarkets.
     
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    Does anyone know where I can get hold of Andouille sausages?
     
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    Will calamansi leaves double as kaffir lime leaves?
     
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    Mm...found one (forgot the brand) at Robinson’s Supermarket Magnolia a couple of weeks ago. Deli section/meats counter. Call them for availability. Sarap (smoky, slightly sweet, not too heavy on the spices): cook white onion in a heavy skillet until it caramelizes, add and slightly brown sliced andouille sausage, pour half a bottle of beer and reduce to about half or even less. Let it cool before serving. Perfect beer match.

    Also, try these folks:

    https://www.facebook.com/SevillaSausages/
     
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    Kafir lime leaves usually available in a stall in farmer's market; Hitop in Quezon Avenue carries them but not everyday; sometimes I see dried ones in the supermarket spice section; checkout blog of marketman for any other leads; kafir leaves have a specific scent and taste which calamansi leaves do not have, I think.
     
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    S&R has Andouille sausages.
     
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    Mm....this was awhile back but Rustan's carries bottled Kaffir lime leaves from Thailand.
     
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    I grew my own Kaffir lime plant. Note the typical bilobal leaves. Got the seedling from a tiangge or Saturday market seller several years ago. Hardy plant — even produced two fruits a year ago but wasn't much use for anything. Tried the rind for cooking but nada. The leaves are still its best feature for cooking.
     
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    I found smoked paprika in Santi's Deli. :)
     
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    Mm...anyone has a lead on sweet potato starch or potato starch? Need it to cook oyster omelette (the one you can order from chinese restos). Tia.
     
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    If you can't find any in major supermarkets (sorry, I wouldn't know, as I'm not based there), try looking for them in those grocery stores in Binondo along Ongpin St. I know of at least two relatively large grocery stores there that sell all kinds of ingredients/seasoning from China. As there are many items sold there that have no English labels, in case the Filipino store attendants can't find it, ask the Chinese store attendant. Just in case the Chinese store attendant doesn't know what sweet potato starch and potato starch are, show him/her these:
    • sweet potato starch: 红薯淀粉 ("hongshu dianfen");
    • potato starch: 马铃薯淀粉 ("malingshu dianfen") or 土豆淀粉 ("tudou dianfen") [note: both mean the same thing; there are just 2 ways of saying potato in Chinese: malingshu and tudou].
     
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    I've seen this a while back in Rustan's Fresh Supermarket on Katipunan, and in UP Town Center's Merkado - don't know if it is in stock now
     
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    Potato starch available in Hitop Quezon Avenue branch; also in Trinoma Landmark; i get this item from these two places
     
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    Mm...thanks a lot!
     
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    Potato starch, we got ours from Cartimar(there’s our suking chinese mini grocery, they transfer from the old building to the new one at the back), Binondo and Cash and Carry.
     
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    Anyone knows where can I get the Nata de coco bacteria/starter? Want to make nata de coco. Anyone who have tried making Nata de coco in your own home? I find many recipe/procedures on the net but it should start with the bacteria first.
     
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    Does anyone know where I can get fresh curry leaves (Murraya koenigii)? Getting seedlings would even be better so I can always just pick them in my garden. It’s a tropical plant so it might not be too difficult to grow it here.
     
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    I’m looking for tini tiny itsy bitsy squids, like the one they serve at restos. I wonder where they get them from.
     

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