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Indian spices

Post by sticks » Tue May 29, 2012 9:11 am

hi guys

does any one know where to buy indian spices other then tesco and makro they are limited to their supplys

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Re: indian spices

Post by poosmate » Tue May 29, 2012 9:17 am

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Post by buksida » Tue May 29, 2012 9:37 am

I would have suggested Makro, especially the new HH one, as I can get 90% of what I need to whip up a decent curry paste in there.
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Re: Indian spices

Post by JW » Tue May 29, 2012 10:31 am

A friend with an Indian restaurant says you can get pretty much everything here, anything you can find look in Bangkok.

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Post by Vital Spark » Tue May 29, 2012 6:47 pm

Mr.VS cooks up a lot of Indian dishes and can get most of what he wants at our local Makro in Nakhon Pathom, but it's quite a bit larger than the one in Hua Hin. You could also try the wet market in the centre of Hua Hin - we used to buy a lot of the basics from there.

However, a couple of times a year we venture into Bangkok and top up on other stuff from a shop along Sukhumvit Road. It's between the Terminal 21 shopping place (same side) and Asoke junction. If you wander along the road (not far from the BTS lift) you'll see a small alley with a Chinese-style spirit house. Go down the alley and you'll find yourself in a rather smelly, small wet market. The sort of place you could buy a mugwy! At the far side is a supermarket, you can't really miss it as it kind of glows in the semi-darkness. They have every ingredient you could possibly want to make Indian food, and a huge selection of pickles.

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Post by Jim » Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Last time I was in town there was a stall selling Indian spices in the little night street market, the one round the side of City Beach. Otherwise Macro on Soi 4.
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Re: Indian spices

Post by Houdi » Wed May 30, 2012 7:09 am

I'm amazed that you say Makro is limited in it's supplies. they have a great range of Indian spices. Maybe a bit short on the choice of pickles but they have everything else you would need to create a decent curry.

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Re: Indian spices

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:57 pm

Another alternative is to go to an Indian restaurant for a meal and at the end ask where they buy their spices.
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Re: Indian spices

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:12 pm

This thread is almost 6 years old - I can’t remember what Marko stocked back then but these days they have all the spices you need for an authentic Indian curry

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Re: Indian spices

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 am

I don't know if this is a good example of the reason to lock old threads, or the exact opposite! :D

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Post by Bamboo Grove » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:43 am

IMHO, some old threads are worth reopening as things do change.
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Re: Indian spices

Post by Takiap » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:03 pm

I have to agree with the comments about Makro, in that they now have ample spices to choose from. The only downside is that sometimes the packets are a bit large.


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Re: Indian spices

Post by VincentD » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:28 pm

Tend to agree with Takiap on the size of the packets from Makro. But that is their business model, and it does keep the prices at a reasonable level.
As for me, being in Bangkok helps. I just go to Pahurat (Little India, right next to Chiantown) where you will be in Indian spice heaven. Treat yourself to a decent indian meal while there.
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