Where can I buy this or that???
Most people into cooking/crafting and a lot of mommies too here in the Philippines probably share my dilemma that a lot of important things are quite hard to find, or if so, only found in specialty shops. Here’s a quick list of things that I’ve been searching for that I’m quite happy to have found in places around town. 🙂 Feel free to comment and/or add!
Za’atar and sumac – Assad Mini Mart (Makati and UN Avenue); you can find Za’atar in Spices and Flavours in Salcedo Market but at more than double the price in Assad as of July 2013
Natural peanut butter (without hydrogenated oils) – Landmark Supermarket, Makati
Aluminum-free baking powder – Healthy Options (any branch should have it)
Whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, self-rising flour – Healthy Options, Market Market Supermarket, Bake Masters
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – Metro Market Market Supermarket
Tahini – Healthy Options, Santi’s, Kashmir stall in the Saturday Market in Salcedo Park
Fresh paneer – Assad Mini Mart
Rennet – apparently you can order from UP Los Banos – still trying to figure out how to get my hands on some without going all the way there!
Blocks of unsweetened, dark, semi-sweet, white chocolate, Dutched cocoa and Valhrona chocolate too – Chefs’ Nook, Bake Masters in Sucat
Black chicken/native chicken – Salcedo Market every Saturday, Sunday market in Greenhills
Water chestnuts – Metro Supermarket, Alabang Town Center (then would probably have it in Market Market too!)
Whole wheat pastry flour – Healthy Options
Liquid smoke (Hickory) – Metro Supermarket, Rustan’s Supermarket
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt – S&R
Tapioca flour – Spices and Flavours (they closed their branch in Market! Market! so now you have to find them in the Salcedo Market) and SM Makati
Potato starch – Bake Masters Sucat
Buttermilk – Rizal Dairy Farms in Salcedo Market or at their stall in Market! Market!
Biscoff cookie butter – Metro Market! Market!
Fresh buffalo mozarella – Santi’s and S&R sometimes
Carbon steel wok – True Value carries one by Ken Hom but I ordered mine from The Wok Shop in San Francisco and had it sent through Johnny Air
Bellybuds – Babyland, Glorietta 3 near Mercury Drug
Breastmilk bags – Mothercare, Baby Company, or on sulit.com.ph
Breast pumps – Mothercare, Rustan’s, Baby Company or order through Amazon, even with shipping cost it is much cheaper
Lactation massage – Lita Nery, Mom massage