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Post by cufc » Fri 09 Oct 2009 20:24

Hate to ask but does any one know where I can get some Patak-type cuury sauces? Even better popadoms and mango chutney. I've got recipes and should try my own but just in case ....

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Post by john » Fri 09 Oct 2009 20:32

This is bizarre,cufc. We've just this very minute finished an Indian meal pretty much on the lines you describe. DELICIOUS !!!!!!!


Are you planning on getting cheered up to get over the STUFFING your lot are going to be on the end of tomorrow?


Oooohh sorry ....this is Norwich City playing AWAY we're talking about. Better rethink.

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Post by sue and paul » Fri 09 Oct 2009 21:07

The Asia Centre at Mas Guerido, Cabestany, have most of what your heart desires, cufc :D

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Post by thumbelina » Fri 09 Oct 2009 22:06

Auchan used to have lots of that type of stuff, and I rather fancy that Carrefour do too.

I seem to recall a thread on this sometime ago - will have a look!

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Post by thumbelina » Fri 09 Oct 2009 22:43

Here it is, cufc!

We need to thank our quacking friend (even though he, too, has disappeared! :( :( :( )


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The shop I use in Perpignan , which is open on Sundays so parking is a breeze & free!!!!!!!!!!!!! is,
ORCHIDEE THAI
Traiteur et produit Exotiques
64 Rue Maréchal Foch
Perpignan

Open 9.30-13h 16h 21.30
Closed Wednesdays

This is on the road opposite the big casino supermarket On Bld Felix Mercader.

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Post by cufc » Fri 09 Oct 2009 23:03

Thanks very much everyone- even you , John!! Let's hope you don't have to eat your words!!! Doubt it, mind. Will deffo look up these shops.

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Post by blackduff » Sat 10 Oct 2009 06:41

I normally buy at the Asia Center in Mas Guerido. They have a big selection and it has exactly what you noted. I had a monk fish last night-the recipe came from "Come Dine With Me" a few weeks back. It was fixed with the Patak's Balti sauce and also a bit of mango chutney. Miammm!

I haven't tried the Orchid Blossom previously posted but it's supposed to be good too.

Just near the EDF/GDF building there's another place which has a selection of Patak sauces. This is called "Mexotic" and you can find a lot of Asian foods, Mexican items, and the curry sauces too. They do have some fresh produce too. This is located on the old Route du Prade. It's almost under the A9 overpass.

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Post by Sue » Sat 10 Oct 2009 07:40

I bought some "Rajah" vindaloo paste yesterday in the asian shop/cafe in Perpignan. Its just down on the left opposite the Casino Supermarket as you are entering Perpignan. As a matter of interest has anyone eaten there. The food on display looked very good and it was very busy.
They do have a selection of milder pastes too.
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Post by edann42 » Sat 10 Oct 2009 09:07

Well I think that Packet Curry.com is still one of the best and least expensive ways to buy curry sauces!! Has dozens and have never been dissapointed!

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Post by john » Sat 10 Oct 2009 09:23

I'd add my voice to those who extol the Asian supermarket in Mas Guerido. I've yet to come across anywhere that compares for choice,quality,price etc round here,vis a vis curry etc.

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Post by Sue » Sat 10 Oct 2009 10:22

I agree with you John you cant beat the Asian Centre for choice, they seem to sell everything. I just couldnt be bothered to go there yesterday after a visit to the dermatologist so went to the place in Perps which was close at hand to where I was parked.
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Post by cufc » Sat 10 Oct 2009 10:42

Looks like Mas Guerido it is: especially as it seems to be near the Triumph m/c dealership. Thanks again.

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Post by edann42 » Sat 10 Oct 2009 11:18

Strange! I've always found the Asian Centre well overpriced!!Maybe it's because I'm poor!!!!!!!

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Post by Kate » Sat 10 Oct 2009 11:50

Havent actually bought anything there myself but the Arab market in Perpignan looks like a treasure trove of wild and wonderful eastern delights!

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Post by Santiago » Sat 10 Oct 2009 12:20

edann42 wrote:Strange! I've always found the Asian Centre well overpriced!!Maybe it's because I'm poor!!!!!!!
Oh come on! The Pataks paste in the Asia Center may be 1€ more than in the cheapest supermarket but they have a bigger choice. A jar will make you about 10 curries. That's 10c per curry. I don't believe anyone in the western world is that poor.

There are lots of other things there that are goof VFM. Rice, noodles, pulses, frozen roti breads, fresh coriander, big bags of spices.
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Post by polremy » Sat 10 Oct 2009 12:22

Yes, the Asia Centre gets our vote too.
It is a bit pricey, Edann but then, for one jar of curry paste, once in a while, I don't mind paying over the odds. I do love a good curry.
And I am quite poor myself -
Oh, and tight too!

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Post by blackduff » Sat 10 Oct 2009 13:34

Santiago wrote:
edann42 wrote:Strange! I've always found the Asian Centre well overpriced!!Maybe it's because I'm poor!!!!!!!
Oh come on! The Pataks paste in the Asia Center may be 1€ more than in the cheapest supermarket but they have a bigger choice. A jar will make you about 10 curries. That's 10c per curry. I don't believe anyone in the western world is that poor.

There are lots of other things there that are goof VFM. Rice, noodles, pulses, frozen roti breads, fresh coriander, big bags of spices.
If you really like Asian foods, you can buy fish sauce, ketchup manis, oyster sauce, Thai basil-fresh, Dok-Phak-Pene (not sure what this is called in English but it's like chives with a flower at the top and it all tastes like garlic), various hot sauces, coconut milk, soy beans, tropical fruits, hot Thai peppers, even hotter peppers, and the produce arrives on Thursday normally. Many of the restaurant owners buy their products at the Asia Center. It's all making me hungry.

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Post by edann42 » Sat 10 Oct 2009 21:04

Must be me then! Will have to continue making do with just using spices (Good value for money at AC) and making my own!

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Post by Sav » Sat 10 Oct 2009 21:20

Hi all :)

Not sure if this will help :D
We know someone who has fantastic curry sauces ;)
http://www.curry-sauces.co.uk/index.asp

Its great :D

Cheers Sav :)

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Post by Santiago » Sun 11 Oct 2009 11:58

edann42 wrote:Must be me then! Will have to continue making do with just using spices (Good value for money at AC) and making my own!
That's the way to make the best curry anyway!

I have a book called 50 Great Curries of India which, despite the crappy title, is an excellent book for learning how to blend spices to create the different flavours.

Rachel has ordered a load of Packet Curries off the internet. I am tempted to buy in bulk and sell them from the winery if there is sufficient demand. They are more expensive than Pataks pastes (€3.50 each) but more interesting flavours and less cooking involved. PM me if you are intrested.
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Post by blackduff » Sun 11 Oct 2009 16:15

I just read something on the Motley Fool forum in the UK. Aldi is flogging Patak Korma curry paste for £0.99 per jar.

Normally the Aldi sales arrive in France a bit later so watch this place.

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Post by polremy » Sun 11 Oct 2009 16:20

korma's for wimps, blackduff!!
i'll have to wait for the vindaloo or at least the madras.

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Post by blackduff » Sun 11 Oct 2009 16:45

polremy wrote:korma's for wimps, blackduff!!
i'll have to wait for the vindaloo or at least the madras.
Actually, I did look direct onto the Aldi UK web site and they have various pastes but the korma paste wasn't shown. I think that they did have a vindalooooooo listed toooooo.

There are some other curry products are listed too on this sale flyer. Something will float your boat.

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Post by blackduff » Sun 11 Oct 2009 18:11

Here's the site from the Aldi co.uk. Take a look around for the specials-lots of deals.

But, no wendi-and-lou pastes.

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/2827_11549.htm

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Post by blackduff » Sat 17 Oct 2009 13:59

My wife went to the Asia Center yesterday. There's a freebie book called "Le Malin Gourmand" and it's a very nice book. Lots of recipes, test-tastes and even a comparatif product.

If you're in the area, pickup one of these booklets. Lots of good information inside.

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Post by sue and paul » Sat 17 Oct 2009 17:26

I just bought a polythene pack of Shere Khan Restaurant (English-made by Simpson Ready Foods/Manchester) hot Madras curry-sauce from Carrefour/Argeles for €3.95 - looks enough for 4 people, maybe... Will report back for taste, value etc. If it IS hot, I guess the French won't like it, so it won't sell too well. It was in the 'Cuisine du Monde' section

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Post by cufc » Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:02

Look forward to hearing what that's like.
Will get some as well if I see any in Isle s Tet.

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Post by pooky » Sat 17 Oct 2009 20:49

I was in the Asian centre with a friend and noticed their fresh ginger was 7€ something , Casino 2€ something , just as fresh ! It did seem expensive to me .... the bowls , plates etc are far more expensive than the shop by the Casino in Perpignan ....

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Post by blackduff » Sat 17 Oct 2009 21:59

pooky wrote:I was in the Asian centre with a friend and noticed their fresh ginger was 7€ something , Casino 2€ something , just as fresh ! It did seem expensive to me .... the bowls , plates etc are far more expensive than the shop by the Casino in Perpignan ....
Of course Casino is a bit longer from Canet, plus, you cannot find any parking in Casino.

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Post by Sue » Sun 18 Oct 2009 10:12

I can now say the Rajah vindaloo paste bought in Perpignan is not half as good as the Pataks vindaloo paste. Neither the texture nor the taste are as good and it is far too salty.
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