This weekend I was planning to make a few recipes – based on my all-important cookbook. And they called for tamarind juice or concentrate. Since this is a pretty common Mexican food, I set about finding it. I went to Superama, but I did not see it. Given that it is owned by Wal-Mart, they do not have any surplus employees to help a person find things, so I had no one to ask.
I then decided to look up tamarind on the internet, and decided to try and find it at my nearby outdoor market or tianguis. On Sunday morning I went there and bought some for the grand total of 8 pesos (80 cents). I decided that this would be a good use of time.
Not sure I really noticed it in my Asian-inspired salad, but, it was worth it. I still have about 100g of tamarind in case I want to try this again!