Where can one find bat nuts (AKA water caltrop, demon pod, etc) in LA?
I saw some at Ai Hoa Supermarket in Chinatown on Monday.
These things always scare me. What are you supposed to do with them? I don't think I've ever seen them on a menu.
ladelfa, try searching "caltrop" on the General board, there have been some threads about these mysterious objects over the years: general consensus seems to be that you roast 'em like chestnuts, but other ideas have been suggested.
Well, here's a slightly different question: do any restaurants in the LA area have them on the menu?
Where are you located? I've seen them at most Asian supermarkets, like 99 Ranch in San Gabriel, Shun Fat in Monterey Park, and at the Arcadia Supermarket in Arcadia.
West LA - can drive to San Gabriel or Chinatown. Will check, thanks!
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