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ISO Tiparos Fish Sauce--When did this get to be hard to find?

In May 2014 the US FDA stopped allowing imports of Tiparos brand fish sauce. This is our summary of why FDA made that decision, based on records that are available to the public.

As a direct importer of food products from Thailand, including fish sauce, we are familiar with the US FDA and how to comply with their strict procedures.

In March 2014 the Acting Director of the Office of Compliance, Center for Food Safety, Department of Health and Human Services, sent a "Warning Letter" to the Managing Director of the company that produces Tiparos fish sauce. In this letter, various concerns were outlined which reference an inspection of the facility. Specifically, Tiparos was deviating from the FDA's Seafood HACCP requirements. The letter mentions that Tiparos should monitor temperatures of fish as they are off-loaded from harvest vessels, and improve reord-keeping, among other things.

Tiparos did not respond to the letter, so US FDA stopped allowing Tiparos entry through US ports.

Tiparos had a street appeal, being the familiar fish sauce served throughout Thailand as an everyday pedestrian favorite. Restaurant chefs love the squeeze bottle for ease of use when cooking. Premium quality, familiar taste, and the best value price. You can see Tiparos in many of our Thai street vendor videos.

In 2015 there's a new brand in the maket with a remarkable similarity to Tiparos, called "Mae Noy". This brand is packed in what looks to be the same bottle, and the fish sauce itself has a similar flavor

ISO Tiparos Fish Sauce--When did this get to be hard to find?

actually it's Thai
and Thailand's largest producer of fish sauce
sorry I can't help with where to find it currently
I use another brand

Jamaican/east Indian curry goat help

Curry Goat

4 lbs Goat shoulder, sawed in cubes with bones
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Black pepper
6 Tbsp Jamaican curry powder
1 large Onion, sliced
4-6 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Scotch bonnet pepper, slice and discard seeds
4 Tbsp Cooking oil
4 cups boiling Water
1 large spring Thyme
1 medium Onion, chopped
4-6 Yukon Gold Potatoes, each peeled and cut in 4 pieces
1 Tbsp banana ketchup or plain ketchup

Mix together goat meat, salt, black pepper, 4-5 Tbsp curry powder, 1 large onion sliced, garlic and Scotch bonnet pepper. Place in the fridge overnight (or at least 5 hours) to marinate.
Remove the sliced onions and scotch bonnet pepper from the bowl of marinated goat meat and set aside.
Heat cooking oil in large saucepan on high. Place goat meat in pan and brown on all sides. Do this in batches (do not overcrowd).
Once the meat is browned add thyme and 2 cups of boiling water to meat in pot; cover and lower heat to Medium-Low and simmer for 1 ½-2 hours.
Chop 1 medium onion and add to pot along with the sliced onion and Scotch bonnet pepper that was set aside earlier.
Add 2 cups of boiling water and bring to a boil.
Taste and remove Scotch bonnet pepper based on your taste; add more curry powder to taste.
Add potatoes and ketchup; simmer on low heat for ½ hour, or until potatoes are fork tender and the meat is falling off the bone.

If you can’t find Jamaican curry powder add 1 t ground allspice to 6 T curry powder.
If sauce is too thin at the end, pour out the liquid into a saucepan and reduce to desired consistency and add back to pot.

also check out this website:
Fay and her daughter have made wonderful videos on how to make this and many other Jamaican dishes
I highly recommend it
in fact, as you'll discover, my recipe is really Fay's with just a few minor changes
for like musicians, all cooks are thieves


May 03, 2013
theparegorickid in Home Cooking

Mujadara and Fatoush

totally agree about Eastern Lamejun's better flavorings over Arax and Sevan
never had EL's mujadara, though
last time (June 2012) I found the mujadara at Arax to be all but inedible
current fave for mujadara is the mjadra at Byblos in Norwwod, bit pricey at $14, though

Plochman Mustard

Trucchi's in Abington on Rte 18 has it
just bought some last month

Phien's Kitchen Changeover

Just read on YELP that Phien's Kitchen in Lowell has changed ownership as of last week
According to the poster, the new owner(s) plan on keeping the old menu and adding to it
Anyone been there since?

Indonesian market

Kam Man in Quincy always has fresh lemongrass, galanga and occasionally lime leaves
they had lime leaves a few weeks ago, but they were very dried out
a decent and reliable source for fresh lime leaves is (best to freeze as soon as you get them
)I'm actually about to buy a kaffir lime tree from
dried kokum you might be able to find at a good Indian market like Waltham Indian Market, Patel Brothers or South Shore Indian Market in Braintree

Kam Man Mkt South Bay

"Kam Man Farmers Market" is what they're calling themselves (name on the building)

Who can tell me what I ate at Gaga Seafood?

anyone up for the task?

Kam Man Mkt South Bay

Was at the new Kam Man Farmers Market yesterday at 8:45 AM
an employee said they would be opening at 9
so I slipped in aroud 8:50 with a few workers and wandered around a bit before the manager politely asked me if I were a customer
told me they were having some "pricing issues" and wouldn't be opening until 12
really only got to browse through produce and meats and a few of the isles
produce not much different than before the change, much better selection overall at the Quincy locale, not a great selection of herbs here
the usual suspects in the meat case but did have fresh bull testicles
interesting selection of beef, pork and fish balls plus some others of varying shapes and textures sold loose
as already mentioned, a fair selection of Caribbean tonics and products including Auntie May's yellow pepper sauce from Barbados along with the more common Mantouk brand
only got a peek at the seafood section which looked brand new and sizeable but not set up yet (no fish out)
that's about all I got to see other than the parking lot being patched up

Orange Soda on tap?

Walmart on Falls Boulevard in Quincy near Kam Man has both the Mexican Coke and Mexican Fanta Orange in glass bottles for $.99/bottle + dep
no discounts for a case

Unpasteurized Apple Cider

taking the kids to Salem this Sunday and planning to stop at Verrill Farm in Concord for some unpasteurized cider on the way back

anyone had it lately?

does it age well :)

and would this be my best option traveling from Salem back to Brockton?

never been there myself and really don't want to go too far out of my way
also, anyone ever try Wilson farm in Lexington for unpasteurized cider


Verrill Farm
11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

Burmese fair...

Annual Burmese Food Fair
International Community Church
Oversease Burmese Christian Fellowship of Boston
30 Gordon Street
Allston 02134
Saturday, October 8, 2011 4pm to 7pm

Hot Dogs: the Definitive List.

Is this the place?

Graham's Hot Dogs
931 Bedford Street
Fall River
(508) 678-9574

right across Marzilli's
in business since 1962
never been inside, myself
anyone ever try this place?

Graham's Hot Dogs
931 Bedford St, Fall River, MA 02723

Where to buy suckling lamb leg in boston?

I would call

Coolidge Variety & Deli
4 Bigelow Avenue
Watertown 02472
(617) 923 9809
fax (617) 923-0684

Nick sold me a beautiful leg of spring lamb there last year that weighed all of 2 lbs
was perfect in tagine

also try Tony's in Roslindale (call first)

Tony's Market
4253 Washington Street
(617) 323-7313

a couple other places that would be worth a try:

Garden Halal Meat
96 Blackstone Street
Boston 02109
(617) 723-0888

Boston Halal Meat Market
114 Blackstone Street
Boston 02109
(617) 722-9969

Blackstone St, Boston, MA

Tony's Market
4253 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131

Coolidge Variety & Deli
4 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA 02472

Montano Sardines in the boston providence area

oops, looks like I need to amend my prior post
It is San Sebastian brand Ming's carries
product is basically the same as your description and are fairly decent
they also carry one or two other brands that may or may not be Montaño
was just at Kam Man this morning and they also had the San Sebastian brand along with two others that weren't Montaño
hope this helps

Kam Man Marketplace
219 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
(617) 328-1533

Montano Sardines in the boston providence area

Ming's in Boston carries these

Ming's Supermarket
1102 Washington Street
(617) 338-1588

Whole Lamb, striking out on sources?

try this link for additional sources

Buying Portuguese wine in Fall River & New Bedford

Chaves Market in Fall River has a good selection of Portuguese 5 liter bottles (with a cork) that run around $17
I usually get the Adao 5 liter
they also have a modest selection of other Portuguese wines including Ports in 5ths
very reasonable prices overall

Chaves Market
49 Columbia Street
Fall River
(508) 672-7821

Dry Aged Prime Beef on the South Shore

was USDA Prime
not a standing rib roast

Dry Aged Prime Beef on the South Shore

I was at Venda on Federal Hill 2 weeks ago and they had dry aged prime rib roast
was $16/lb on special down from $18/lb, but they actually sold it to me for $14/lb
I got a 1 1/2 lb steak cut from it for around $22

Constantine's Venda Ravioli
265 Atwells Avenue
(401) 421-9105

Venda Ravioli
265 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Best fish markets in the downtown area?

also check out
Morse Fish Co. Inc.
1401 Washington Street
(617) 262-9375
been in business over 100 years

Morse Fish Co
1401 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

Best fish markets in the downtown area?

I think it's called
Happy Family Food Mart
11 Hudson Street

also in Chinatown
K's Seafood
10A Tyler Street
(617) 426-5153

Cat Hai Fish Sauce

was also looking for it a while back when I saw that episode
none to be found around here
Viet Huong Three Crabs seems to be the "go to" brand for viet style fish sauce
around here, anyway
prefer Tra Chang or Golden Boy for a Thai fish sauce

HELP: Bouakham Nam Sausage

I usually eat it raw with raw sliced garlic and thai bird chilis
prefer the smaller sized sausages texturally
never got sick off eating it raw

Oct 22, 2010
theparegorickid in Home Cooking

Smoked Herrings, Haddock MA/RI?

Roxie's in Quincy used to carry finnan haddie
I haven't been there for a while, though

479 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169-4621
(617) 773-3700

Dumpling cafe, Chinatown

grilled chicken skin, meatballs and duck tongues
say no more
maybe this will help scratch the yakitori itch

Dumpling Cafe
695 Washington Street
Boston 02111
(617) 338-8858, (617) 338-8859

Ming Seafood in Wollaston

Went there on Thursday
nice little restaurant, open 9 AM - midnight, no liq. lic.
some interesting menu selections
salt and pepper frog
whole deep fried flounder with spicy sweet & sour sauce
lychee pork - deep-fried chunks of tender pork, sweet peppers, and cauliflower in a subtle-sweet lychee sauce
braised aged pork with preserved vegetables
fresh fried beef with tofu and black mushroom
10 spiced spareribs
succulent garlic snails
pan fried egg with blue crab

I ordered the country style beef stomach - cold slices of beef tripe stewed in soy and 5 spice served with sweet sauce on the side
and the sautéed fish noodles with shredded pork - fish flavored rice noodles with a small amount of shredded pork, scallion and napa cabbage
I'd give the country style beef stomach an "A" with just the right texture, good portion, presentation and balance of sweet and savory flavors
the sautéed fish noodles with shredded pork gets a "B"
while very tasty and well-prepared, the fishy taste of the noodles became increasingly more challenging as I continued to eat my way through this dish

service was excellent with a very friendly waitress who seemed delighted that I was interested in the restaurant's more esoteric offerings
overall with my limited introduction I give the place a solid B+ overall and look forward to returning

Ming Seafood in Wollaston

anyone ever try

Ming Seafood Restaurant
1 Brook Street
Wollaston 02170
(617) 328-2006

they opened in early 2009 and specialize in Fuzhou regional cuisine
heading there this weekend
was thinking of trying their braised aged pork with preserved vegetables
and maybe the country style marinade assorted mix of sliced beef, tripe, pork ears, chicken feet, and boiled eggs
salt and pepper frog sounds good too

here's an article on them

The Best South Shore Bar Pizza

I usually get my pizza at "The Cod" due to its proximity, but agree it's gone downhill over the years
I grew up in the 60s and 70s and it was usually the Brockton Cafe or Montello Gardens for my family with occasional trips to Town Spa, Jimmie's, Sandara Club or Tip Top
they were all excellent in those days
now they're all gone or worse as in the case of The Town Spa
never actually tried the Lynwood til last year
while decent, I would still give the edge, ever so slight, to "The Cod"
but to be honest, my tastes may have just become accustomed to an inferior product
i mourn the loss of those great pizzas of my youth
sadly, they are gone forever along with Waleeco bars the "old recipe" Suzie Q's

Lynwood Cafe
320 Center St, Randolph, MA 02368