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Gourmet Groceries

By nick 11 July 2005 69

Having moved back to Canberra from San Francisco fairly recently, I’ve been having trouble locating some food items I wanted for cooking, so I thought a thread on where people go for their shopping might be helpful. A few of the things I’ve been looking for are:

Parmesan – fresh, real parmigiano-reggiano

Monterey Jack – a white cheese, a bit like cheddar but not sharp, that melts well and is commonly found in California and used a lot in Mexican-style dishes

molasses – I was stunned that this was not available in a standard supermarket, but perhaps it is a very American thing

really, really good bread – I hear great things about the bakery/cafe in Kingston, but I’m in Lyneham and I’d prefer some place in the Inner North

My thought was people could post suggestions for where to buy things, and also lists of what they are looking for, as well as any special deals they run across (like really cheap dried porcini mushrooms, etc.).

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Skidbladnir 4:22 pm 16 Nov 07

You’re posting onto a thread last touched over two years ago?
Tried the Hub Supermarkets, Asian grocer’s at Belco, Phillip, Erindale, Dickson, and Gungahlin?

51stResident 3:45 pm 16 Nov 07

does anyone know where I can find korean green tea. the kind that is a full leaf dehydrated

expat 11:00 am 16 Oct 05

For Molasses, try your local hippy/health food store. If they don’t have it in stock, they’ll order it for you. Hippies love the stuff. Ironically, it’s very rarely from Australia, despite the huge amounts we would have to generate up north.

Ringojim 10:10 pm 08 Oct 05

Hey all, Coconut oil is also available from the Indian grocer in Isabella Plains. Haggis, Iron Bru & a range of other Scottish stuff can be had from the deli in the Hyperdome (near Woolies). Finally, Juniper berries & many other good things come from Mother Nature’s also at the Hyperdome.

em 2:21 pm 06 Aug 05

If you want large quantities of molasses real cheap, try a horse feed store. Same stuff, bigger tub.

johnboy 5:46 pm 05 Aug 05

Now there’s an ACT tourism push….

Jazz 4:44 pm 05 Aug 05

you can buy herbies at coooking coordinates at the belconnen markets if you don’t feel like shopping online

aztecana 4:17 pm 05 Aug 05

I found ancho chilies being sold here:

http://www.ozevillage.com.au/herbies/store/index.asp?product_id=120

Oh, I am so happy because it is so hard to find the right chilies for the Mexican dishes I want to make… I am on the Gold Coast and I can only find basic things…tortillas, beans, salsa..etc.. but not the real stuff I need.

Does anyone know if any place in Australia sells an item called “El Pato” sauce?

johnboy 12:31 pm 16 Jul 05

umm, how and why are you a prick?

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