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Does anyone know where I would be able to find Fresh Masa anywhere in the GTA? I am dying to make some tamales and refuse to use Maseca...I would appreciate any help. Besides, after seeing the blog on the Mexican market, I don't feel so alone now. It would be nice to know that there are many more people that are suffering...what can I say, Misery Loves Company ;-)
I have been in the TO area for six...SIX long months and have yet to find most of the authentic Mexican products I need. I have found quite a bit of Central and South American products though...not much help, I know. But many of the people that have responded are right, Perolas is about as good as it gets. Around the corner from Perola's is a spice store, there are a couple actually, go to the second Hispanic-owned one, there is a very nice female there, she has the best Chiles de Arbol I have seen yet.
If, however, you want a good queso fundido and a very decent chorizo with some pretty good tortillas, try EL TROMPO in Kensington Market. The owner is wonderful and she sells Chorizo and Queso Oaxaca. I believe at $15/lb. Way pricier than Cali, but the only other place I have found it is at Perola's.
Good Luck to you and to all of us who are far from home and the products we need =o)
BTW, tell me you didn't laugh your butt off at the "Hispanic Food" section in the grocery stores?!?!
Hey, I have a quick question. You stated, and I quote, "Reasonably fresh masa is stocked at No Frills" Which No Frills is this.
You see, I have been in TO for 6 months now and have found NOTHING remotely similar to fresh masa. The closest thing has been good ole Maseca. I have been dying to make tamales, but REFUSE to use Maseca, as any good Mexican, I want Masa. Therefore, if you would be so kind as to share the whereabouts of this No Frills, I would be EXTREMELY grateful.