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Any good places to buy Turkish/Middle East cooking ingredients?

By liability 17 April 2010 12

My other half, who has recently done a Turkish cooking class, has give me the mission of finding somewhere in Canberra that sells Turkish/Middle East cooking ingredients, like spices etc. in bulk.  When I say bulk, I mean for home use, such as a kilo of pine nuts, or a kilo of a particular spice, not those tiny little bags you get in the supermarket.

I have been to the place in Mawson, I think it is called Cedars of Lebanon, and it is okay but only has a limited range and most of the spices etc are only sold in very small single use quantities.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Katietonia 1:57 pm 19 Apr 10

Depending on what spice you need you can try the Indian supermarket called Bharat in Oatley Court. I go there for bulk buying lentils, spices, garlic, ginger.

MsCheeky 9:41 am 19 Apr 10

Next time you’re in Sydney, go to Auburn. It’s a melting pot suburb, with middle-eastern and turkish groceries, plus lots of asian. The butchers are fantastic and cheap – go the pork belly! – and the seafood is great too. I had a Turkish woman living with me for a couple of years, and we used to make the effort to get to Auburn whenever we could.

Dante 7:36 am 19 Apr 10

Bharat International in Oatley Court in Belconnen is a huge Indian & subcontinent supermarket, and they definitely sell spices in bulk. You might be able to find some of the things you’re looking for there.. not sure on the pine nuts though.

It’s worth a look though!

liability 5:50 pm 18 Apr 10

Thanks for the tips people, I’ll check them out during the week.

nazasaurus said :

There is a good Iranian grocer in Scollay st Tuggeranong called Green Farm, another good one is at the Fyshwick markets, forget the name, but the owner is very helpful.

Went past this place today, it appears to have closed down. Store was empty and there were some handwritten signs saying 40% everything, which I suspect was its closing down sale.

jessieduck 7:27 am 18 Apr 10

I can’t think of what’s it called but there is a middle eastern grocers at the Fyshwick Markets- It looks like a nut shop but on the shelves they do bulkish bags and jars of goodies for a variety of cuisines. I’ve had a lot of luck getting things there.

M0les 10:34 pm 17 Apr 10

I haven’t been there for yonks, but there was a good “spice” store called the Cedars of Lebanon (Yes, I know, not Turkish per-se, but at least near-east) in Southlands, Mawson (Near Stavros’ restaurant and the “Evil clown shop”). I think it may have moved closer to Woolies though.

Getting a bit off-topic, I recall a Halal butcher and greengrocer across the fountain-of-suds square from Woolies too.

And while we’re at it, the Yarralumla butcher is Halal too (Though I don’t think they carry much general groceries).

Inappropriate 8:53 pm 17 Apr 10

ANU Food Co-op.

imarty 6:38 pm 17 Apr 10

There’s another two places at Mawson shops, a middle eastern one just opposite the C’wealth bank and an African one at the northern end, kind of the back of the newsagent nearly opposite the shoe repairer, both who sell bulk from sacks.
There’s also two places in Phillip but they’re more indian/asian.

fabforty 5:42 pm 17 Apr 10

Have you tried The Hub Asian Supermarket in Belconnen ? Its across from the Mall where Cash Converters used to be. I can’t guarantee middle eastern spices but they seem to have everything else.

Where did she do the class ? I would love to do one myself.

Gerry-Built 3:05 pm 17 Apr 10

Aeek said :

There’s a Halal Grocer at the Kippax shops, the shops on the street NOT the mall.

Jabal’s Halal, Hardwick Crescent… opposite the Kippax Library (near Mama Ria’s) ph6162 1495

They will have an identical range to Mawson (6286 7333), being they are the same shop…

You might be best to shop for bulk online – Google is just wonderful… (ie http://www.resepnugraha.net/resep/others/tips_halalcanberra.html)

nazasaurus 1:43 pm 17 Apr 10

There is a good Iranian grocer in Scollay st Tuggeranong called Green Farm, another good one is at the Fyshwick markets, forget the name, but the owner is very helpful.

Aeek 12:31 pm 17 Apr 10

There’s a Halal Grocer at the Kippax shops, the shops on the street NOT the mall.

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