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Aug 25, 2006 06:10 AM

Tostones in the south bay / peninsula ?

Does anyone know where can one find good tostones (a la Daisy :)) in the south bay? We tried El Pollo Supremo in San Mateo but they seem a little dry.

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  1. I've resorted to making my own. Actually, it's hard enough finding green plantains to make your own. For some reason most latin restaurants on the west coast serve sweet plantains only.

    1. How about Marin? Actually in San Rafael at Sol's restaurant?

      1. La Habana in San Jose has them....I don't know how good they are as I've never had them any where else...but they are know for having excellent Cuban food.
        Good Luck!

        1. It's amazing that green plantains in this day and age are still hard to find, but I know even in New York, some stores don't carry the fruit. My suggestions is to ask your produce manager to order them. It's no sweat off their backs to order 10 or 20. Once that problem is solved, just learn how to make them. Daisy learned from her grandmother, I think . . . or was inspired by her grandmother to learn how to cook. There are some recipes on this site. Tostones, even in restaurants are never as good as those made at home because, unfortunately, while an easy cook at home -- it's, not easy to integrate the fries of the tostones to the rhythm of a restaurant's kitchen. Great tostones is all about timing between the two fries.