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I was rather surprised to discover that neither Fresh Mart nor Tesco had any Chinese sauces other than Char Siu sauce. I can make hoisin, but I really need black bean paste to do it right (I don't like using peanut butter as a substitute).

Other than fighting the parking in Chinatown, anyone know where there is a decent selection of Chinese ingredients?

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If you are in Bangkok Villa has Chinese Black Beans in jars - plus other chinese ingredients.

Patrick

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If you are in Bangkok Villa has Chinese Black Beans in jars - plus other chinese ingredients.

Patrick

THanks.

Almost drove to Villa yesterday, but traffic was bad and the stores crowded, so I gave up and made a substitute hoisin for my mongolian lamb.

I will stop by and grab some for the next time, though.

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Foodland sell some of the Lee Kum Kee brand Chinese sauces if it's easier for you to get to.

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Foodland sell some of the Lee Kum Kee brand Chinese sauces if it's easier for you to get to.

Lee Kum Kee is fine, and yes, Foodland is a little more convenient for me.

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does anyone know where i can buy chilli oil for chinese cooking?

There is Thai chili oil, but it's not the same as Chinese, in my experince. We just make our own by filling 1/2 a small jar with dried, crushed, roasted chilies. Then we pour in the oil to cover the chilies, shake it up a bit, and then just leave ot alone to steep for a few days. The longer you keep it, the hotter the oil...

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anyone knows where can find Lee Kum Kee Chilli Bean Sauce and XO Sauce ? they were around in Bangkok but now not on supermarket shelves :-( I bring them from Singapore or from Hong Kong.

this Chilli Bean Sauce is very good for dipping and for cooking !!

http://my.lkk.com/products/retail/chilibeansauce

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Central Food Hall or Tops have Black Bean sauce, (I think it's Lee Kum Kee), in orange coloured pouches, which I recommend. Same brand also does Hoi Sin.

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Oddly, in the last month Lee Kum Kee Chili Garlic sauce (comes in jars) which is something I use a lot (no more I guess) has vanished from the grocery shelves in Pattaya.

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anyone knows where can find Lee Kum Kee Chilli Bean Sauce and XO Sauce ? they were around in Bangkok but now not on supermarket shelves :-( I bring them from Singapore or from Hong Kong.

this Chilli Bean Sauce is very good for dipping and for cooking !!

http://my.lkk.com/pr.../chilibeansauce

I bought the XO from Foodland or Emporium if my memory serves me correct.

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Central (Pattaya) still stocks Kitchen 88 (made in Thailand) XO sauce. It's about 90 baht a jar and I like it a lot. One time I bought a similarly priced made in China but brand other than Lee Kum Kee XO sauce at Villa (Pattaya) and found the taste vile and just threw it out. I recall seeing a 400 baht baht jar of made in China XO sauce, presumably higher quality, I think at Tops but not sure, and not sure they still stock it. I don't recall ever seeing Lee Kum Kee XO sauce in Pattaya.

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