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Ginger Blossoms????

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BK Eats Jul 14, 2008 02:19 PM

Does ANYONE know where I could find Ginger Blossoms?
As in to EAT and put into entree.
My fiancé and I are in the process of putting a menu together for our wedding reception and came across a recipe we liked very much that uses ginger blossoms.
Both of us are fairly well acquainted with Asian markets and have never came across them (of course never had a reason either til now...)
LA and OC area is where we live.
I figure we can find them somewhere. We just need some help.
Where can they be bought?
Certain months of the year?
Better months of the year?
etc...

Don't be bashful and speak to me.

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    Hailyn Jul 14, 2008 03:31 PM

    Do you mean ginger buds? These are known as myoga in Japanese; I've seen them at Japanese supermarkets, including Mitsuwa and Nijiya, and also occasionally at Chinese/Asian supermarkets such as 99 Ranch or Arcadia Supermarket.

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      mandelabra Jul 14, 2008 03:19 PM

      I would try the Flower Market downtown, VERY early in the morning. There are many vendors there, I'm sure one could point you in the right direction. Also, there is a place called SOS Flowers, somewhere out in the Valley (Reseda, I believe) who I'm sure could give you some direction if you tried calling them. Good luck!

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