Apricot Jam from Leh
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 5:11 PM Last Post By: Koizi
Aug 2, 2012 6:40 PM
Apricot Jam from LehHey All,
Long time since I've been active on this thread as I last visited India (including Ladakh) in late 2010.
I've recently been craving some of that Apricot Jam for the store in central Leh (I think it's called Ladag Apricot Store).
I've tried over the last couple of months to contact my guide and guesthouse with not much success.
I basically need someone who can send a few jars to me in Australia (and maybe a couple of hot chapati from those wallahs in the alley - mmm). I would obviously reimburse for purchase, postage and time/effort.
I'm fairly sure that Jam is not prohibited by our quarantine laws either. (in case anyone was worried)
If there is anyone that could help, please let me know.
Aug 3, 2012 2:28 AM
Get yourself a ticket and a visa! India is an adiction that commands to be fed from time to time.
Aug 4, 2012 4:24 AM
2I found apricot jam from Gilgit very delicious, it reminds me jams and honey there. I think you may get the same there.
Aug 5, 2012 4:23 AM
3There is now a website some clever person has put together that does just this. It finds people to get random things for other people and send on to them somehow, but I don't remember the name of it or how it works. Read of it in a travel blog recently, I guess. Keep googling and you might get lucky and find it.
Aug 5, 2012 7:18 PM
Aug 6, 2012 2:18 AM
5Found it on the 3rd google!! Typed in "travellers buy requested item" and this is the website.
Let us know if it works.
Aug 6, 2012 2:06 PM
Aug 10, 2012 11:03 AM
7Um, but it would be good to be sure which jam you are remembering and craving. The jam at Ladag Apricot store is, in my opinion, not so special -- fairly thick and goopy with plenty of sugar. Next door the jam at Dzomsa is very fresh tasting, with much less sugar, chunks of fruit and a fresh apricot colour and flavour, but runny not thick (because it doesn't have enough sugar to activate the pectin). To jog your memory -- Ladag Apricot store is a small space with packed shelves. Dzomsa is a bigger space with not so much stuff, also selling boiled water and ecological laundry services and used books.
Which one were you thinking of?
Aug 21, 2012 2:34 AM
Sorry for the late reply, been monitoring the same thread on IndiaMike and forgot to check this one out. (Had a lot more replies there)
I can't remember which store we were in to be honest, but we also bought apricot lip balm (the jar is unmarked). I have the contact details of one gentleman (Mr Skarma Tokdan) who is apparently from one of the stores, but not sure which one. I'm still waiting on a reply.
Aug 27, 2012 11:24 PM
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