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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

Have you asked Del Boy? 😂😂
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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

Definitely in Grand Frais, they sell small bags if you only want a few, or large bags (kg?) both for the same price, 1.50€-ish. The big supermarkets sometimes have them in the packets-of-salad section, but I find them more expensive.
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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

Sadly things have not evolved in the soon to be 13 years that I have been here, I still have to travel a minimum of 40km to either Arras, Amiens or St Quentin for fresh herbs, or indeed any herb other than herbes de provence and a multitude of other things and in each case take pot luck that the one shop that does "occasionally" stock them might have some on their shelves that day, in the UK I have a choice of maybe 10 within a couple of miles, granted not in my village although even the Londis there will often have them.
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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>mazandcol wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">I've bought fresh mung bean sprouts regularly at LeClerc - my only problem has been that the packs are too big and I can't use them all in time. All the other stir-fry fresh veg are available also, even lemon grass. Ironically the only one I can't find is 'Mange Tout'...</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

You won't find mange toute in France because they are called pois gourmand as I was sternly advised on another forum recently.

Mange toute is an englishism apparently.

Picard frozen food places stock them - not cheap though.
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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

It doesn't matter what they are called in French - I've never seen them here, either in supermarkets or markets. Just never found them.
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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

I have bought them fresh from LeClerc.  Can't say I have noticed the price but a few go a long way.

There is another type of long bean called "flat" bean that have no strings and similar in texture to mange tout once stir-fried.  Not quite as sweet but a good alternative.  Slice them slant-wise (à bias), keeping the pieces as long and as thin as possible and they will retain their colour during cooking because they only take minimal cooking.

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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

I didn't think you needed all these fancy veg for a stirfry - it's mainly the method of cooking, and the flavourings. My friend's husband often makes it I'll ask him.
I've got some tins of beansprouts in the cupboard, from Carrefour's normal range, I use them in a salad.

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Re: Can you get stir-fry in France?

I’m glad someone else thinks that. Stir fry was ‘in’ back in the 80s when I was given a Wok to cook with. There were hundreds of recipes to choose from and only some of those used bean sprouts. I’d always presumed the bits of the Mongolian restaurants that I’ve been to many, many times where you select raw meat, veg and sauce before passing it to a chef to cook was stir fry as well. I’d always thought that the name was a bit of a give away. I’m sure that Peter Kaye could do a good sketch; Stir? Fry? Perhaps it’s a bit close to the Garlic? Bread one he did or the server in a Monmartre bar who replied Vodka? Cola? when asked for a fairly straightforward drink.
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