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guava anything

What would you recommend (other than Porto's lovely concoction)?

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  1. try cafe tropical - sunset one block west of silverlake.
    also, colombian places (la fonda antioquen~a, la maria, etc.) usually have guava desserts. And any south american (argentine, etc) market has guava paste in a can. Eat it with a simple white cheese and some cream, as you would a quince paste (dulce/doce de membrillo/marmelo, cotignac, birzsalmasajt, etc).

    1. I think Surfas sells a frozen guava puree.

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      1. re: SauceSupreme

        Me thinks you're right... they did carry it at the original location, along with alot of other purees... If I were PseudoNerd, I can see myself doing alot of damage with just the puree... Like handing a paintbrush to Picasso...

      2. I had Strawberry Guava frozen yogurt at 21 Choices yesterday. It was pretty tasty, but you only get a hint of the guava flavor.

        1. La Casita Mexicana has guava with Mexican egg nog as dessert. Pretty strong liquor component to the nog. Very tasty.

          La Casita Mexicana
          4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201

          Cream of guava soup at Babita!

          Babita
          1823 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA

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          1. re: kiwonyoon

            Here's a pic of that Guava dessert at La Casita, which is absolutely delicious:
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_addic...

            I also had a duo of soups consisting of roasted guava and pumpking at Babita:
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_addic...

            Babita will also occassionaly have a guava mousse pie that's really yummy.

            Enjoy!

            1. re: pleasurepalate

              Wow, nice pics. And I'm so jealous of that chefs' tour! How was it organized?

              1. re: kiwonyoon

                Actually, a friend of mine contacted the Chefs directly and than between him, them and myself, we set up this whole event. It was a lot of fun and they charged $55 per person which is pretty good for everything we got.

            2. re: kiwonyoon

              I'll add to the La Casita Guava dessert hyperbole - it is truly fantastic.
              Liek the below poster, I had a guava ice cream conncoction at Scoops but you can't predict what he will make and when (which is half the charm).

            3. sometimes scoops has guava-something gelato.

              1. guava and mango are the only flavors of kombucha i can handle--
                sorry, i know you are asking about things that are good to eat/drink, not things that are "good" to eat/drink

                1. For those of us on the West Side, there is Venice Bakery which has Portos like items like Yummy Potato balls and Guava pastries...

                  --Dommy!

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                  1. re: Dommy

                    Are you talking about Coppelia's Bakery on Venice Blvd? I love their guava and cream-cheese filled flaky empanadas!

                    1. re: bruinike

                      Venice Bakery is at 10943 Venice Blvd
                      Coppelia's Bakery is at 10829 Venice Blvd

                      I have not been to Coppelia's Bakery yet but Venice is good

                  2. One more guava item is a guava atole that I had at Nevera in Bell.
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_addic...

                    1. Trader Joe's has recently started selling these delicious little guava rolls -- I think it's $1.29 for 8, and they come individually wrapped in the package. They're with the dried fruit and nuts.

                      1. Hawaiian guava cake! It's addicting.

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                        1. re: velozo155

                          I agree! It is by far one of the most heavenly cakes around. I hand carry frozen cakes home from Honolulu when visiting family. I also like "POG" (pass-o-guava juice).

                          1. re: SanseiDesigns

                            SanseiDesigns, when I was living in SF there was a small place called The Hawaii Store. Miles would have these frozen cakes flown in from Hawaii. Those things were so good! Do you know of a place in LA that gets these cakes flown in frozen from Hawaii?

                            1. re: velozo155

                              I would think that King's Hawaiian (another place I already know of...) in Torrance would have them-- only not frozen and more freshly made.

                              http://www.kingshawaiian.com/

                              But I wanted to see what others would recommend, so...

                              1. re: velozo155

                                Thanks for the suggestion. I looked them up on the web - looks like they headed home to 'da islands'. Their number is an 808 area code with no local address. OMG! They will even ship Zippy's chili to the mainland. There must be some pretty homesick kids around! Alas, no guava cake ;-(. I'm up in the Bay Area, so don't know of any place in LA with the quality I think we both like. Sorry!

                          2. Liborio Markets 864 Vermont Ave. at 9th
                            2021 W. Pico Blvd. at Alvarado St.

                            This is a Cuban supermarket chain in L. A. They have guava pastries and products.

                            1. Fresh squeezed guava juice blended with ice to wash down LA's best Arepa's at:

                              MIL JUGOS
                              318 W. Fifth St., Santa Ana. (714) 836-4601.
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                              Cuisine Venezuelan
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                              Hours Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. closed
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                              Price range Arepas: $3-$4; Cachapas: $5-$6
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                              What to order Arepas: carne desmechada, pollo, asado or pabellon; any of the cachapas; juices: cantaloupe, watermelon, guava, plum: you can order these as smoothies or without milk