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mingerspice Jun 17, 2004 08:01 PM

Does anyone know where to get this leaf? It would be even better if I could buy it at a nursery. I tried posting this on the general board, but no responses were forthcoming.

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    vulber Feb 27, 2011 09:11 PM

    picked some up today at new may wah. $11.99/pound, but the bags come out to a little under $2

    1. Robert Lauriston Aug 14, 2006 05:52 PM

      From another topic: "Fresh pandan leaves can be found at New May Wah Supermarket on Clement Street in SF. Check at the back of the produce section, they should be where the fresh herbs are found."


      1. Robert Lauriston Jul 11, 2006 06:24 PM

        Any recent sightings?

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          NapaSpy Feb 26, 2011 06:33 PM

          If you go on vacation to Hawaii, you can pick up seedlings from the pandanus utilis screwpine. This is quite different from the varietal found in SE Asia, but just as fragrant.

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          WBGuy Jun 28, 2004 03:30 PM

          I was able to find frozen pandan leaf at the May Wah store on Clement/8th thereabouts. You can find extract there as well.

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            SunTan Jun 19, 2004 03:13 PM

            You can get the fresh ones at:

            Dai Thanh Supermarket
            Address: 432 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113
            Phone: (408) 287-3744

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              Meredith Jun 18, 2004 04:54 PM

              Does anyone know where to find Pandan extract? In a thai cooking class we were told it was easy to find, but none of the asian grocery stores I have tried had it. And I crave pandan tapioca.

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              1. re: Meredith
                Robert Lauriston Jun 18, 2004 05:18 PM

                Have you tried a Thai grocery store?

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                  elise h Jun 19, 2004 12:31 AM

                  I bought mine at the Indian store ajoining Viks Chaat House in Berkeley. Pandan is a wonderful flavor also used in Indian sweets. Share your recipe with us!

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                  originaljoe Jun 17, 2004 08:58 PM

                  you can get it on line at www.pandan.n

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                    mingerspice Jun 18, 2004 03:21 PM

                    Could you retype that? It's not a complete address.

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                      originaljoe Jun 18, 2004 06:38 PM

                      www.pandan.nl (thats it)

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                      ong Sep 11, 2004 09:33 PM

                      I buy frozen pandan leaves at the local Asian grocery stores such as Lion City in Milpitas. When you need to use it, break off a leaf and rinse it under running water. Works wonderfully. Lion's also carries pandan extract - depends on what you're using it for.

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