Am interested in grocery stores that sell Filipino specialty items, or any store that sells something like what I'm craving...
Montano brand "Spanish-style" sardines packed in glass jars of olive oil, with some chili pepper, cucumber, carrot, peppercorns also in there. I suspect this Filipino product is not sold in the U.S. (For anyone trying to find me a substitute, I've read that these sardines are made from a Filipino herring. They're headless, but skin and bones are intact. Their length makes them a perfect fit for sliced bread. They taste like what I imagine an anchovy would be like if it wasn't so salty. I don't think they're smoked. I tried some canned sardines from Harris Teeter, which tasted nothing like what I'm looking for; I think the smoky-taste was the problem.)
I've checked several grocery stores (Asian Market next to Foster's in Durham, Grand Asia in Cary, Oriental Market on Capital in Raleigh; the Filipino store on Hillsborough in Durham is closed); no luck.
Will be in Charlotte this weekend, and perhaps could find something there?