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Old 13.10.2008, 17:52
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

It's been mentioned in the many links in this thread, like this one
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Went to Barkat yesterday... pretty good collection of spices, MDH masala, MTR ready to eat, Haldirams etc.. Have to compare the prices with the others though.. Will post some comparisons soon...

I got Jeera and Mustard each for ~ 3.8CHF per 400g.
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Here in Basel we also have

Asian/Thai/Vietnamese

New Asia Market
Rheinfelderstrasse 1
4058 Basel
061 683 55 85

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Aggarwal Indian Food
Claragraben 78
4058 Basel
061 681 97 81
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Old 22.10.2008, 11:57
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

I went to India Markt, SKT and Aggarwal's on Saturday and managed to get a lot of the Indian stuff. Quite impressive, I must say!

Does anyone know where to get Gingelly oil? It's used quite a lot in South India, although not much outside, I presume.

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Old 22.10.2008, 12:10
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

One thing I realise about Agarwals is that they have more things but you have to ask for them. And you have to either ask the guy with the big turban or the lady at the counter. I once asked for chilli-powder and she pulled it out from under the counter which I thought was really weird. It was a simply packed and I think even un-labelled if I remember it correctly but it wasn't on the shelves.
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Old 22.10.2008, 13:29
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Got basmati rice at Aldi for CHF2.50 (1kg). Not likely to be from India though.
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

DNA- Gingelly oil is sesame oil. You should be able to get it quite easily at asian grocery stores.

Watch out though, because sometimes you'll get a mix of sesame and soy oil packaged as 'sesame oil'. That'll usually have something like 90% sesame oil, and 10% soy oil. The mixed stuff is nice enough with a stir fry, but really horrible in south indian food.

Read the labels, and get yourself something unmixed, and it'll work fine. Also, if you're in Zurich, I'm pretty sure I saw some gingelly - labelled as such- in the Sri Lankan stores around Josefstr.
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

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There is also a Asian (Indian/Sri Lanka) shop in Rapperswil... imports everything any budding chef needs to make a damn good curry!

Hi I wish to know more about this shop, please- More info will be really appreciated. =)

Thanks.

Another thing is Lian Hua has discounts on every saturday. Havent been there yet, but have heard LOADS about it. =)

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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

LinHua has a 15% discount on Saturdays- but this week Thursday to Saturday is 20% off. I bought stuff there last week- but things like cinnamon sticks- if you buy the 'indian' branded things- its double the price for half the amount. I walked through, and found many of the same spices in the chinese section for half the price, and double the amount.
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Hello everybody,

There is a Greek store in Schlieren at the Gaswerkstrasse (that's near the McDonalds at Bernstrasse on the other side of the road), where I get my Greek food supplies from.
It's AFAIK the biggest supplier for Greek restaurants all over Switzerland, but they offer their groceries to private people as well. If you're looking e.g. for Kalamata olives in bulk, that's the place to go.
The also have a (German) online shop where you can have a look what they offer:

http://www.hellas-shop.ch/
Thanks for your post, the best olives for sure! I'm certain that most of these olives come from my wife's grandfather's place...he owns most of the olive groves near Kalamata. Peace
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Spices

Hoi,

Is there anywhere in Zuerich (or beyond) where I can find fresh spices? Am looking for a decent selection. Migro's and Co-op won't do for the regional Indian cooking that I like (or anything else).

I need a specialist, ethnic outlet if there is one around!

Any ideas?

Thanks and best for NY
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Re: Spices

Silvertrip,
you are in CH and you should be prepare to eat Swiss delicacies like raclette and fondue.why bother for Indian recipes?You could be expelled from CH for not intergrating.
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Hi Silvertrip, here are two:

Barkat Cash & Carry
Birmensdorferstr. 143
8003 Zürich (they also have a store in Oerlikon);

Aggarwai Indian Food
Langstrasse 62
8004 Zürich.
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Re: Spices

You might also want to try a Saturday market in the Zurich area. Here in Lausanne there are several vendors at the local market selling bulk spices (some of them seem to be either Indian or Tamil). They seem to be serious as they have a half dozen types of curries for example.
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Hi Silvertrip, here are two:

Barkat Cash & Carry
Birmensdorferstr. 143
8003 Zürich (they also have a store in Oerlikon);

Aggarwai Indian Food
Langstrasse 62
8004 Zürich.
Nice one. Am going to check them out tomorrow. Thx.
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You might also want to try a Saturday market in the Zurich area. Here in Lausanne there are several vendors at the local market selling bulk spices (some of them seem to be either Indian or Tamil). They seem to be serious as they have a half dozen types of curries for example.
Yep, I know the Saturday stalls down there. I will go down to Lausanne if I have to...!!

Thx
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Silvertrip,
you are in CH and you should be prepare to eat Swiss delicacies like raclette and fondue.why bother for Indian recipes?You could be expelled from CH for not intergrating.
I wasn't looking for a bell-end.
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Aggarwal's Mirch Masala AG

Kernstrasse 27
8004 Zürich

I think already mentioned, but not with the address. On the corner of Kernstr. and Anwandstr.

A large shop, also with many of the ingredients you would need for cooking Thai as well as Indian. I know Thai people who shop there both for the ingredients and the price. Never again go to Migros, Co-op or Denner for limes, soy sauce, rice, coriander, shalottes, mango, black pepper corns, chillies, ...

Many varieties of rice in different quantities. For a 5Kg bag, expect to pay around CHF 2 per kg.

Last edited by BeastOfBodmin; 15.02.2009 at 16:33. Reason: Tragic 'rithmetic pointed out by dna: s/CHF 2/CHF 2 per kg/
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Lian Hua Wiedikon GmbH

Asiatische Lebensmittel
Birmensdorferstrasse 94
8003 Zürich

Yesterday I picked up 5kg of jasmine rice for CHF 10.20. There are several varieties of rice available. Indian, Thai, Japanese.

A reasonable selection of Asian fresh vegetables, but AFAIR the prices aren't as competitive as Aggarwal's Mirch Masala AG.

A good selection of jars of Chinese and Thai sauces, etc. Catering sized fish sauce and soy sauce containers.

Singha, Chang, kingfisher and other beers.

They sell rice cookers and crockery.

There is another shop with the same name on Schaffhauserstr. Although it's a lot nearer to where I live, I haven't been there. Dunno if it's the same owners.

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I wasn't looking for a bell-end.
I think they only grow those in Yorkshire.
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