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    Default Supermarkets or Wholesalers Reccomendations

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    Would like your info ...

    Looking for recommendation for Supermarkets or Wholesalers that cater for Thai food ... within the Midlands area ...

    I have come across a couple out on my Travels ... one in Crewe .... Tim & Mod Thai Foods ( think thats what its called )

    I've seen Raan Thai Online wholesalers based up Liverpool way ...

    and been advised that can pick alot of stuff up from the markets in Birmingham ...

    Any body have recomendations as will save on possible fuel journeys ...

    I live about 20 miles north of Birmingham ....

    Cheers

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    I'll start off by agreeing with advice you have already received, The Indoor Market in Birmingham, Chinatown. There's one particular store that has a good selection of Thai vegetables. I think it's the one below. Obviously there's the other Chinese supermarkets very close by too.

    The used to be a small shop in Cleveland Street Wolverhampton, the owner was from Singapore and stocked quite a few products from Thailand. I can't confirm this but someone said he now had a stall in Wolverhampton's Indoor Market which is by the outdoor market.


    Pinoy Foods Stall 53/Indoor Market/50 Edgbaston St, Birmingham B5 4RQ

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    Wing Yips is a good shop, quite large and in Nechells in Brum. It stocks quite a few Thai items although it is mostly a Chinese shop. Nok manages to find most of the things she wants in there.

    They also have an on-line shop as well at http://www.wingyipstore.co.uk/ with some nice looking recipes as well.

    Thai Spicy Meatballs (Tod Mau Moo)
    Spicy_Thai_Meatballs.jpg

    Minced pork is used a lot in Thai cooking. This one uses minced pork but feel free to substitute mince beef or chicken if preferred. The finely chopped beans add crunch so do try and include them. Serve as a snack or as an appetiser.

    Ingredients

    454gm minced pork
    4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
    2 Tbsp fresh coriander (finely chopped)
    1 Tbsp fish sauce
    3-4 red chillies (finely chopped)
    2 Tbsp cold water
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    2 Tbsp finely chopped fine beans (optional)
    Plain flour for dusting

    Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

    3-4 Birds Eye chillies (finely chopped)
    1 tsp sugar
    2 tsp fish sauce
    1 tsp water
    Juice of 1 lime
    1/6th red onion (finely chopped)

    Preparation

    Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz to incorporate the mixture.
    Transfer the mixture to a glass mixing bowl, clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    Wet hands before forming the mixture into balls the size of a walnut.
    Keep dipping your hand into the water when forming each ball.
    Heat oil in a deep wok until it is hot.
    Slide half the meatballs into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, stirring constantly for even colour. This should take about 5 minutes.
    Remove with slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
    Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
    Makes 15 - 18 meatballs
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    Stu1978 - we find most of our local fresh produce (and frozen seafood) in our local Indian shop...being in Birmingham you should be ok for them....

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    As posted above there are plenty of Wing Yip and Hoo Hing dotted around the country plus others although I don't know your area very well.

    colin 244

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    Stu1978, almost every Indian, and Chinese grocers and supermarkets stock everything a Thai would want to buy, including Mama noodles, stinky fish paste, durian etc. The bigger the Chinese super/hypermarket, the better. There are loads of them in and around Brum.

    Dave.

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    Except for fresh produce. Usually, for smaller shops, there is a 1 day a week delivery of the fresh stuff, (horlapa, bai krapow, pak chee etc.). You need to find out which day that is to be sure you are there as it arrives! Also local Thai restaurants will also receive a delivery and if you are friendly with the owners you should be able to tag an order onto the restaurant's.

    (I went with Ploy once to Wing Yip in Birmingham - she commented that it didn't have her preferred brand of fish sauce which I was surpised at as there were forty three aisles of fish sauce there. But when I looked closer it was all Vietnamese or cheaper Thai brands which Ploy didn't like, so you might have to shop around to get the 'authentic' Thai ingredients. I seem to remember there was a Thai restaurant next to Wing Yip too, I think it had bad drainage as there was a river running through it, a pre-emptor for the Thai floods maybe. Mind you, this was ten years ago so it is probably a McDonald's now.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan&ploy View Post
    (I went with Ploy once to Wing Yip in Birmingham - she commented that it didn't have her preferred brand of fish sauce which I was surpised at as there were forty three aisles of fish sauce there.


    I seem to remember there was a Thai restaurant next to Wing Yip too, I think it had bad drainage as there was a river running through it, a pre-emptor for the Thai floods maybe. Mind you, this was ten years ago so it is probably a McDonald's now.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    chillies (finely chopped)
    I think you need add the word optional

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    I shall be in Wolverhampton tomorrow Stu as the Wolves are at home to Aston Villa. (Sorry Dan)

    I'll pop in that indoor market and have a look round, see if i can spot the man from Singapore.

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    Well done Steve. You're a good man, as always.

    Dave.

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    Might be of interest to North Kent residents, particularly Nic. My wife recently found a Thai shop in Gravesend. You know it's a Thai shop, because when my wife and her friend go there they spend ten minutes shopping and three hours chatting to the staff.

    My wife is very impressed with the prices and quality.

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    I had a good mooch round Wolverhampton's indoor market on Saturday but no sign of the man from Singapore. A relation of mine who also had a shop in Cleveland Street reckons he's moved to Birmingham but doesn't know where.

    Sorry.

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    Is that "Nancy's" Tone ??

    Update : I clicked your clink - got it thanks :-) will check it out when we get back

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