I need some Apricot Jam from Leh

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#1 Jul 31st, 2012, 04:53
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Hey 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.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Koizi View Post Hey 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.

Thanks
charming apricots, aren't they? I can still taste those apricots I ate in Turtuk a couple of years ago.

I wish I knew someone in Leh to get you the apricot jam. But I will ask around in Delhi.

Good Luck, mate!
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Smile

PM me your contact address. See if I can do something, but no guarantee !
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Yummy !!!! What an interesting thread after so many crazy ittinerary discussions.
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Originally Posted by new_traveller View Post Yummy !!!! What an interesting thread after so many crazy ittinerary discussions.
Very Yummy.

I had a quick look at those itinerary discussions for nostalgia's sake. 2 years back I probably asked all the questions that I now realise are impossible.

Oh how I miss Ladakh.
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Change of tactics.

Can anyone source the details (phone number/email) for the Ladag Apricot store in Leh?
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A phone number.....

I got the following details from a poster on TA:

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Ladakh Stone Fruits & Vegetables Marketing Co-operative Limited

Bhat Complex, Main Market, Leh Ladakh,

Leh - 194 101, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Mr. Skarma Tokdan

+(91)-(1982)-253134

+(91)-9858926871
Can anyone in India give this number a call and let me know if this is the right place?
Still chasing an email.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Koizi View Post I got the following details from a poster on TA:



Can anyone in India give this number a call and let me know if this is the right place?
Still chasing an email.

Thanks.
Ha ha ! I am sure the jam must be awesome , for all the means you trying to get hands on a jar of it.

The 1st number +(91)-(1982)-253134 is of a doctor and not of the said company.

The 2nd number +(91)-9858926871 belongs to the Mr Skarma

Spoke to him and he was pretty helpful like evrey ladhaki. Got his email id .
Please contact him and discuss your requirement. If he is unable to dispatch it to australia then probably he can send it to me in Pune and I will get to taste some jam before passing it on to you.

His mail id is - stardhomkar@rediffmail.com let me know if this does not work.

Mods not sending the mail id by pm as this might help someone else who is hunting for the jam
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WOW! Top effort.

Thank you so much for making the calls (including one to a random doctor)!!

I'll email now and keep you all posted.
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Am all eyes to know how the mission ends !
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Unfortunately received a mailer delivery failure message.

Hmm...

Mission stalled.
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Have you tried 'Bhuira'? Wonderful apricot and other variety of jams, and available in most Indian towns, and getting it shipped may not be that difficult.
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Originally Posted by Koizi View Post Unfortunately received a mailer delivery failure message.

Hmm...

Mission stalled.
let me call him again.
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Skarma Tokdan's jam and the one from Ladag Apricot store are a bit thick and gummy, with more sugar.

I wonder if the original poster was actually remembering the jam from Dzomsa, just next to Ladag Apricot Store. Dzomsa's jam is less cooked, with less sugar, just fruit cooked with a little sugar. It's much more fresh and sour tasting. It's the shop with a long glass window along the road, also selling boiled water, ecological laundry service, and dried vegetables.

Which one were you thinking of? I can get you all the numbers.
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Originally Posted by NonIndianResident View Post Skarma Tokdan's jam and the one from Ladag Apricot store are a bit thick and gummy, with more sugar.

I wonder if the original poster was actually remembering the jam from Dzomsa, just next to Ladag Apricot Store. Dzomsa's jam is less cooked, with less sugar, just fruit cooked with a little sugar. It's much more fresh and sour tasting. It's the shop with a long glass window along the road, also selling boiled water, ecological laundry service, and dried vegetables.

Which one were you thinking of? I can get you all the numbers.
Can I get some jam too
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