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fresh tumeric confirmed

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fresh tumeric confirmed

wrayb | Mar 14, 2002 05:11 AM

Jake Pine was looking for fresh tumeric having enjoyed cooking with it while on vacation in Hawaii. Someone suggested Patel Market in Queens/Jackson Heights on 74th street 1.5 blocks north of Roosevelt ave. Just wanted to mention that I confirmed that Patel has it. They call it yellow haldi. For those who haven't seen it before, it looks like miniture ginger roots. or dried agave worms. I haven't cooked with it yet, but the smell is much lighter and fresher than the usual tumeric powder. and as the other poster mentioned, it looks orange inside.

BTW Jake, they do nearly always have fresh lemongrass too. Plus the lemon grass can be found at the Pacific Market Chinese grocery nearby on Broadway.

No malasalas or malasadas, or whatever those pastries are called, to report.

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