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Where to buy holy basil (/hot basil) in San Diego?

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Lillian Hsu | | Aug 12, 2008 03:02 PM

I'm on the lookout for holy basil (also known as hot basil) to make my favorite Thai comfort food dish, spicy basil chicken. After scouring Kirk's blog (which is an awesome resource, btw), I checked out United Oriental Food Market and Muang Laos Market, but I didn't find the holy basil. Was I just there on the wrong day?

Any other suggestions for where I could look? The farmers' markets back in Berkeley/Oakland used to sell holy basil; are there any farmers' markets in SD with Asian veggie vendors? (The potted plant lady at the Hillcrest farmers' market did have a tiny holy basil plant for sale, so I'm tempted to start growing some myself...but she said it would take a long time for it to flourish in my garden!)

Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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