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Dec 17, 2008 07:24 PM

Fresh Pandan?

Has anyone seen fresh pandan leaves for sale in Chinatown?
If so, do you remember where?

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  1. Try calling these stores:

    Bangkok Grocery @ 104 Mosco Street; 212-732-8916
    Udom Grocery @ 81 Bayard Street; 212-349-7662

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    1. re: scoopG

      thanks, I'll go by and check those out.

    2. any luck finding pandan leaves? i'd be interested to know...just came back from singapore and brought a jar of kaya with me and would love to make my own here.

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      1. re: durianbreath

        if you're looking to replenish your homemade stash of kaya, check curry leaves in flushing, a tip from DaveCook. it's delicious.

        1. re: durianbreath

          as bigjeff said curry leaves in flushing sells it (it's homemade and good, tastes just like what you get in singapore)

          however, i found out that Sanur sells it in chinatown, when you walk into the ground level floor (not the basement), look in the window and they sell it. it looks right, but i haven't tried it yet since i'm still finishing my jar from curry leaves.

        2. Fresh? Just buy a little bottle of the extract. Its sold as a green liquid in a little glass jar at most Southeast Asian groceries.

          1. will frozen be ok? saw some beautiful specimens over the weekend; frozen yes, but looked very freshly frozen; long beautiful leaves, maybe 6-7 to a pack, sitting loosely in plastic bags.

            and, what were you planning to do with them? I've always wanted to make the chicken wings where you wrap them in the pandan leaves and fry 'em.

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            1. re: bigjeff


              Asia Market
              71 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

              1. re: bigjeff

                obsessive freak that i am, i bought my own plant on ebay from a grower in florida, been keeping it alive and happy in my backyard in brooklyn, about to bring it indoors and see how it holds up over the winter.