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Monday, 27 March 2006



Hi Joseph E - I haven't seen sichuan peppercorn in San Diego in ages. You will find them at:

T & K Food Warehouse
9681 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA

Might be worth a trip to Westminster - it's a very cool "Food Warehouse" - you might grab some good Pho' or Banh Mi while you're there are well!


I'm looking for the following items:

galgangal (fresh)
kaffir lime leaves
fish sauce

Does this store carry these items?


Hi Diana - Lucky Seafood will usually have galangal, and of course fish sauce, but I've seen Kaffir Lime leaves only on occasion. Let me recommend:

United Oriental Food Market
5349 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115-4730
(619) 582-8999

For what you're looking for.


Hi All! I was wondering if anyone knows what is the name for the noodles with napa cabbage they serve at the Lucky's Express Deli? Or recipe may be?


Hi Irena - I hope someone is able to help you out...never having anything but Banh Mi here, I'm not much of a help.


Actually, Lucky Seafood is located in what used to be a Long's Drugs (which moved across the street when the Mira Mesa Marketplace opened). Pic N Save become Big Lots but didn't change locations.

Lisa is correct that Lucky Seafood was the old 79 Supermarket on the Mira Mesa Blvd on the east side of I-15, which has since been demolished. And 79 Supermarket used to be a Big Bear Supermarket.

It's funny - I would never have thought to confuse Lucky Seafood with the old Luckys Supermarket stores!


Hi Sandy - Isn't that funny? A few people I know thought it was "Luckys".......


I'm so happy to have found this site. After 10 years travelling in Eastern Asia, there are many things I long for. You've already answered many of my unanswered questions. However not the big one. Ranch 99 used to carry Laksa soup mix ( my all-time favorite), but not for the last year. I'll try Lucky Seafood. Any other suggestions? I have made it from scratch but to do it well, its very time consuming. Any place serving Laksa in SD? Its Indonesian and Malaysian. Otherwise I guess I have to order it online. Thanks, Judy


Hi Judy - You may also want to give United Oriental Food Market a try - they stock a nice variety of items. Mostly Lao or Thia specialties, though.

United Oriental Food Market
5349 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

Also on the same street is World Foods.

World Foods Supermarket
5245 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

I'll keep me eye open.

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