Where do find fresh tamarind?
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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.
Try your local Asian market. They commonly sell it by the boxful.
Sam is a trusted home cook.
Could be tough. A Asian store that specializes in Indian or thai will somtimes have the whole pods. Most is sold in a paste with the seeds and 'meat' of the pod usually in the chilled section. You soak those and pick out the seeds and strain out the paste.