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Dec. 26, 2011 10:47 am 
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011 12:29 pm
My kids got me a Thai Cookbook for Christmas (several pages were bookmarked --hint, hint Mom).  Does anybody know what Palm Sugar is?.........Do I need to go to an Asian market to get it?  It is clearly different from regular sugar as the recipies specify which type.  I see it called for in many recipes. 
Dec. 26, 2011 12:15 pm
Dec. 26, 2011 12:16 pm
Dec. 26, 2011 1:13 pm This website tells you all about the different kinds of sugars and the substitutions you can use for them. Good luck and enjoy your new book...sounds fun!
Dec. 26, 2011 2:28 pm
Does your market have an International aisle? I have found palm sugar (although it is Jamacian instead of Thai) there. ~~~ And you never came back and told us how the limo ride and ballet went over with the grands.
Dec. 26, 2011 4:34 pm
Thanks for the tips on palm sugar, I shall go to the websites, and probably find in the supermarket in the Jamaican aisle, I live in S.FL so we have a lot of islanders. Big Shots,worth every penny, they were so stunned when the limo driver went to the door. Little girl (6) got scared and refused to open the door. They felt like royalty and they loved the ballet too. I put some pics. on my profile page. Look us up.
Dec. 27, 2011 7:02 am
WOW! I never heard of Palm sugar nor have I ever cooked anything Thai-You will have to share some of your cooking adventure using Thai.
Dec. 27, 2011 11:08 am
It's always fun to delve into another culture's food. Like traveling without the expensive plane ticket!
Dec. 27, 2011 12:29 pm
I never cooked Thai food until about 3 months ago, and cooked a bout four Thai curry meals. It was actually pretty good. I have never seen Palm sugar in the stores.
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