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    Default Some good Oahu shops to buy spices?

    I've hit all the big and small chains for thier selections of spices and dried herbs, but now I need to fill in the blanx to round out my new kitchen. Preferring loose to pre-packaged, but all suggestions are welcomed.

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    Mexican Spices/Latin American Spices:
    Mercado de La Raza, 1315 Beretania St, 593-2226

    Hot Sauces,Spicy condiments:
    Itís Chili in Hawaii, 2080 S King St #105, Ewa of McCully St, 945-7070

    Indian Spices:
    India Market, 2570 S Beretania St, 946-2020

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    Huckleberry's at the Nuuanu shopping plaza (nuuanu at school st. just a few blocks north of downtown) has a selection of spices in large jars which you buy what you need. they even have asoefetida (sp).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaukura View Post
    Huckleberry's at the Nuuanu shopping plaza (nuuanu at school st. just a few blocks north of downtown) has a selection of spices in large jars which you buy what you need. they even have asoefetida (sp).

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    Celestial Natural Foods in Haleiwa has herbs and spices advertised, but I haven't gone in yet.

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    spices can be very expensive. One place that I found that has your standard fare of spices sold in sets and for a rather cheap price is Ross.

    I was surprised at this find while shopping one day there while looking for cafe or bistro themed paintings for my kitchen. Actually Ross is an excellent place to get quality things cheap to outfit your home, especially kitchens.
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    Cliche as it is, you can't beat the bang for the buck at Costco and Sam's Club. You get that HUGE bottle of McCormick's spice, herb or other seasoning for the same, if not lower price than what you'd pay for the teeny little bottle from the supermarket.

    The challenge is USING all of it before it gets too dated and effective in flavor.

    If you're a steak lover, you gotta' try the McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning. Costco has if for less than $5 for the huge bottle. No need nothing else. Just shake that on some big fat juicy rib eyes, then throw the buggahz on da' hibachi. Kiawe wood helps too. Whinnahz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kani-lehua View Post
    down to earth has the same.
    Ditto for Kokua Market one block Diamond Head of DTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Ditto for Kokua Market one block Diamond Head of DTE.
    If you ever go to Kokua Market please say hi to my friend Francis Dote who works there and is the director for The Early School nearby. Yep even elite preschool directors need second jobs too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Cliche as it is, you can't beat the bang for the buck at Costco and Sam's Club. You get that HUGE bottle of McCormick's spice, herb or other seasoning for the same, if not lower price than what you'd pay for the teeny little bottle from the supermarket.

    The challenge is USING all of it before it gets too dated and effective in flavor.

    If you're a steak lover, you gotta' try the McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning. Costco has if for less than $5 for the huge bottle. No need nothing else. Just shake that on some big fat juicy rib eyes, then throw the buggahz on da' hibachi. Kiawe wood helps too. Whinnahz!
    yep! i buy the basic spices at sam's club. pepper, garlic salt, minced garlic, spaghetti spices, peppercorns, etc...whoa! dat steak sounds someting good!
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    sorry, was trying to delete this message that was posted twice. don't know how or if i can do it.
    Last edited by kani-lehua; March 16th, 2008 at 03:33 PM.

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    Cool, thanx guy's, I'm ready to check out some of these places and load up.
    The India Mkt. may be my first stop.

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    My first picks would be the three health food stores already mentioned. Selection and price is good. You don't have to buy a whole bottle of something that is expensive or rarely used.

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    Picked up some stuff from Celestial yesterday. Impressive selection, if not huge, but now I've got to find a bunch of air-tight containers and a sensible way to rack them all.

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    opps; sorry; info already posted....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Picked up some stuff from Celestial yesterday. Impressive selection, if not huge, but now I've got to find a bunch of air-tight containers and a sensible way to rack them all.
    I'd love more details on your spice travels...do tell what you encountered as you checked out various places? You're like a modern-day trader looking for a shorter way to the spice routes of olden times!

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    AAAARRR!
    We sailed from out of the North port this dawn towards town, eventually setting anchor first at the venerable Down To Earth, finding a small but interesting/eclectic amount of spices and powders that will have me making a return journey asap.
    I was hoping they would be where I'd discover the elusive whole Allspice berry, but alas, they were finally to be found in the Hell's hole of Safeway, where this establishments designated 'spice person' informed me moments before they did not carry them. Nice... I made sure the lass knew of her error and that she was fortunate not be a member of my crew, lest she be currently at the end of a plank, eyeing hungry shark.

    Sadly, we had to set course for home before the other stores in the lands of Mo'ili'ili were open for my business.

    At least now, I can stoke the cauldren's fire and produce a nice corned beef for the evening's feast, of which the Allspice berry is required.

    Further reports as they come ashore in a bottle.
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