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Where To Find Jicama?

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XOXO Mar 21, 2006 01:50 PM

Does anyone know where you can buy Jicama in Toronto? I tried the Big Carrot last weekend and they don't sell it. Has anyone seen it around town? Thanks in advance!

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    jill RE: XOXO Mar 21, 2006 02:04 PM

    try Sun Valley, east of the carrot. They always have that kind of stuff

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      Ishmael RE: jill Mar 21, 2006 02:13 PM

      Saw some at Highland Farms not too long ago

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      TwinklyTerrapin RE: XOXO Mar 21, 2006 02:39 PM

      I've frequently seen it at the bigger Loblaws Markets.

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        DAB RE: TwinklyTerrapin Mar 21, 2006 04:06 PM

        Also seen it at Dominion and St Lawrence market.

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          XOXO RE: TwinklyTerrapin Mar 21, 2006 05:38 PM

          Any particular Loblaws locations?

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          snoobie RE: XOXO Mar 22, 2006 06:08 AM

          Highland Farms always has Jicama. A good place to buy it is at a fruit store on bathurst , north of glencairn on the east side.... sorry I don't know the name, but the jicama there is always excellent.

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            XOXO RE: snoobie Mar 22, 2006 10:25 AM

            Thanks to everyone for all their input, I really appreciate it!

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            George in the jungle RE: XOXO Apr 17, 2006 03:37 AM

            You can get them in any chinese store in China Town, and it is half price compare to all the big store they were recommanded

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              odysseus RE: George in the jungle Aug 3, 2010 11:54 PM

              I joined to ask this question, then saw I'm restarting a 4 year old thread ... oh well

              >> get them in any chinese store in China Town,

              What do I ask for - I've asked for help in a couple of those stores a bunch of times & few of them understand me ((lived on Baldwin near the LCBO, shopped in Chinatown there all the time, always had to find the stuff myself)

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                Big Trouble RE: odysseus Aug 4, 2010 09:34 AM

                I have found jicama at the sobey's on Bloor in the Annex.

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                  TorontoJo RE: odysseus Aug 4, 2010 02:42 PM

                  Longo's always has jicama. My Loblaw's sometimes has jicama.

                  As for what to ask for in a Chinese market -- your best bet is to show a photo (either on your phone or print one from online).

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                    curnonsky RE: TorontoJo Aug 4, 2010 03:35 PM

                    Like this:

                    http://www.preparednesspro.com/blog/w...

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                blui RE: XOXO Aug 4, 2010 07:28 AM

                You can get them at T & T and most chinese supermarket.

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                  tj2007 RE: XOXO Aug 6, 2010 08:06 AM

                  My friends from Mexico used to go to Kenzington Market for their Jicamas.

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