Mexican grocery store / Masa Harina (near Kiel)

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Good morning,

 

Anyone put there know where you can get masa harina for corn tortillas other than online? We're in kiel but k would be willing to drive as far as Hamburg. Is there an international grocery store or shop here? Thanks in advance! 

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Are there any Mexican restaurants (not chains) in the area?  They might have extra  " flour" stock on hand due to the pandemic you could buy.  

 

Reformhaus stores often have an amazing selection of products not found in a regular grocery store.  Try and translate the ingredients listed on the package to German and maybe take a spoonful of the product in a little plastic container. The stores often look very old fashioned, but the staff are very knowledgeable  and helpful.   (the Reform  movement way of eating is over 80 years old. My 90 year old mil was raised on it).

 

Also Alnatura and DM stock products aimed at people with diet restrictions /alternative diets but you won't get much advice there. I have seen a good selection of corn flours, but can't recall the exact names and don't have any left in my cupboard at the moment.

 

We have food allergies, intolerances and vegans  in our immediate family: I baked/cooked every morsel we ate  from scratch all the years my kids were at home. It took a lot of time but it was healthy for us and really made our traditions and family unique (in a good way) in a staunch old fashioned  village 30 years ago!

 

I have made my own "mixes"  in bulk but one needs a really big refrigerator to store it all.

 

 

Good luck!

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I've seen it at the Spanische Quelle in Berlin and when I was in Hamburg two years ago, I actually saw one of the Spanische Quelle trucks delivering to a store there. Unfortunately,  I can't remember the name of the store. You might want to call the Spanische Quelle to find out where you can find their products near you.

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@easytodraw thanks for the tip! I didn't even think about that. There's a mexican chain here. We're a family of vegans so I'm so glad germany is finally coming around! 10 years ago it was a way different scene. We couldn't even get tofu at rewe. 

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Hi, 

 

I usually order online :  https://www.mex-al.de/de/food/maismehl-masa-harina/ (I think they are based in Aachen).

 

Regarding Hamburg:

I have also seen it (unfortunately not always) in big REWEs (f.ex the one in Altona near the Train Station) in the international aisle, but they have it on their delivery/online store as well : https://shop.rewe.de/p/maseca-maismehl-harina-1-kg/SECRM8HJ , so maybe it is worth checking at your biggest REWE and ask them if they have it in stock (or if they  can bring it).

 

Even though you can find a gazillion Spanish Supermarkets and importers in Hamburg, the one with a really good S.American section are way less, your best bet is: Surimex https://goo.gl/maps/zHuovGm8CHZW3PX1A , if you goto their website : https://surimex.de/ MaSeCa appears there so they must have it.

 

Cheers

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Success! At the Asia laden on fleethörn. Thanks for you tips everyone. I called the Mexican place in town and they sent me there. Tacos tonight!!  @engelchen

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Seconding Surimex. A local store and a cool guy. 

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How long does Masa Harina last? I have an unopened package in the cupboard (also vegan). If it keeps you can have it.

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On 4/7/2021, 10:18:33, Alexnf said:

if you goto their website : https://surimex.de/ MaSeCa appears there so they must have it.

 

A lot of the links lead in circles to what must be unfinished web design... I can't get to anywhere you can actually order stuff online. Shame.

 

But otherwise, yea Asialaden usually have a Latin America/Africa shelf. I might actually but a tortilla press, since I'm tired of squashing between two pots. 

 

On 4/7/2021, 9:03:14, easytodraw said:

Also Alnatura and DM stock products aimed at people with diet restrictions /alternative diets but you won't get much advice there. I have seen a good selection of corn flours, but can't recall the exact names and don't have any left in my cupboard at the moment.

 

Note that standard corn flour from a German shop is (usually) not the same thing. Masa harina is nixtamalized, treated with lime/calcium hydroxide/e259. You can use standard corn flour, but it's not the same and tastes different IMO.

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