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Bangkok Center Grocery

104 Mosco St., New York, NY 10013 40.714408 -73.999463
nr. Mulberry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-349-1979 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Gourmet Shops/Produce

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Official Website

bangkokcentergrocery.com

Hours

Tue, 10am-7pm, Wed-Mon, 10am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Profile

For anyone whose experience in cooking Thai food consists of opening a jar of Thai Kitchen satay sauce, this tiny shop is a revelation. The floor-to-ceiling shelves and cases are stocked with just about every hard-to-find ingredient you could want: fresh kaffir lime leaves, galangal, bird chilies, loaves of palm sugar, green golf-ball size eggplants, shrimp pastes, banana leaves and canned Asian fruits like rambutans, mangosteen and jackfruit. Once you try the potent fresh curry pastes from the refrigerator case (in red, green, massaman and jungle varieties), you'll never go back to the jarred stuff. For the even more ambitious, there are granite mortar-and-pestle sets to grind your own. But what really makes Bangkok Center a joy is owner Nong Premjit, who cheerfully explains ingredients, offers cooking tips and even stocks a pile of printed recipes near the cash register.

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