Just been thinking..I love cooking but many dishes I'd like to recreate require buying ingredients that would only be used once in a blue moon. I dont really have the space for a spice rack housing little used exotic stuff for example. I know there are specialist supermarkets selling cheap ingreidients but once again - it involves storage. What would be the likely answer if I went to a Chinese takeaway and just asked for the base ingredients for say number 234 off the menu? Would an indian takeaway be likely to just sell me the herbs and spices that go into a particular dish?