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Jul 25, 2006 03:25 AM

Looking for fresh Kishka (stuffed derma)

anyone know of a place on the pennisula that sells fresh kishka? I have seen frozen at Mollie Stones.


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  1. You might try at The Polish Deli just off El Camino Real in Palo Alto. If he doesn't carry it, he could probably order it.

    I THINK I've seen it at Seakor deli in Campbell, but not sure.

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    1. re: rworange

      Based on the terminology (stuffed derma), I think this person is looking for Jewish-style. I know from having lived in a Ukrainian-Polish neighborhood that there are a number of kinds of kishkes you can find in a Polish place, including some made with rice that are very different than the kind I grew up eating at Bar Mitzvahs.

      1. re: rworange

        thanks. I already checked the polish place in palo alto and they can order the polish raw kind that is very very different from the jewish deli style. I tried it and was completely turned off as it had cow blood in it.

        1. re: takuhead

          Polish blood sausages called either "kiszka" or "kaszanka" contain either barley or rice, various sesonings (onions, garlic, spices, etc.) and always pork blood (never had one produced with beef blood) so they are definitively not kosher. The Jewish version you are looking for does sound interesting and from the recepies I was able to find on the internet more along the lines of haggis...let us know how the search goes...

      2. Brother's Deli
        1351 Howard Ave
        Burlingame, CA 94010-4212
        (650) 343-2311

        They MAY carry it..but call first

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        1. re: ChowFun_derek

          Turns out that Brother's does have fresh kishka but they have moved to 310 Broadway in Millbrae.

          1. re: takuhead

            Thanks for the update on the new address for Brothers Deli.....Millbrae is closer to me....but I can't imagine being in Millbrae without eating some form of Chinese...then again Brothers was bought from its' original Jewish owner by a Chinese family (there's that Chinese-Jewish connection again!) and they certainly improved the kreplach/ who knows..!
            Enjoy the kishka..

              1. re: ChowFun_derek

                Brother's has been run by Chinese owners ever since I moved to the Bay Area (1984). I think this is the second set of Chinese owners. The first couple were faithful to the original menu and recipes but I heard the quality suffered after the second sale. I passed the new location on Broadway about 3 weeks ago and was going to post about it. It looked about half full, and had a flyer on the door with their menu. Looks like the same menu, more or less, of the Burlingame location. It has a new name--Brother's Manhattan Deli. I may try it when I'm in the neighborhood again, which I am about every 5-6 weeks.

          2. Try SAUL'S in Berkeley or the Kosher Meat Market in Oakland on Lakeshore.

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            1. re: bkaufman

              The OP asked for a place on the peninsula...but as long as we're on the subject of Saul's...have you tried the does it stand up?

            2. I was introduced to Brothers about 1980..At that time it was owned by 2 ex-Korean fighter Pilots...The place was nice and the food had a "Jewish" Tam....They had great Kasha Varnishkes,,,,,Years later the place seemed to go downhill.,..My daughter and her family went to Milbrae recently and said it wasn't worth the trip from Fremont

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              1. re: velvel

                The former owner was a Taiwanese pilot. It's been sold a couple times since then.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  this place sounds great - have you tried it? I am still trying to find some closer to home (palo alto)