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Q: Where can one get Vanilla extract and turmeric powder in shenyang?

8 years 21 weeks ago in  General  - Shenyang

 
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I use vanilla extract a lot.  I have a local source for it, but here it is expensive, 36 Rmb for a little bottle.  Larger bottles, maybe 5 inches all and 1 inch diameter are 140 Rmb.  I mostly get mine when friends from USA come visit here, they stay at my place, and I ask them to bring me a few bottles.  If you need some desesperately, and can not get it locally, drop me a line using the email service here, we can arrange payment and I will mail you some of the local stuff.

I have not seen turmeric powder in China.  Try hard to locate a shop selling things from India, since most turmeric comes from there, maybe you will get lucky.  A substitute could be a little mustard and a pinch of saffron, but you will get a reddish color, maybe orangish, but not the typical yellow color of turmeric

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go to metro. or better ask some indian students. they brought turmeric from india. Laughing out loud

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I know one friend in Shenyang College of Med she always have turmeric and other spices which you can't find in any supermarkets. are you a student or working @ subhash

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a friend called when he saw the question. i found the turmeric power at the loterria near Xita. still couldnt locate Vanilla Extract. from the sound of it, looks like its gonaa be hard to find. thanks anyways for the advice. some friends going back home this winter will make them get some.

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Taobao. 

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On taobao, here is tumeric :  http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=7676185481

taobao carries an entire range of vanilla extract.  just paste this into the taobao search engine.  香草精

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can taobao be trusted with food items?

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taobao can be trusted with canned, packed or dry food items.  I use it often.  Because of delivery delays I myself would not order cheese, meat, dairy, etc., unless you are a in a same day taobao delivery zone.  I have had consistently good fortune with the food products that I have ordered from taobao.

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what can you make that needs vanilla and tumeric powder? Post a recipe.

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try the supermarket under the Rich Gate mall. I went there for the first time last week and was suprised at the number of products. If not, when you next go to Beijing, you'll definately find what you want in April Gourmet or Jenny Lou's, including real vanilla pods.

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