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Dec 19, 2008 02:50 PM

SF source for Buddha's hand

Anyone seen any Buddha's hand in SF stores right now? Do I need to head to Berkeley Bowl, perhaps?

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  1. Hamada Farms at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market has had Buddha' Hands for several weeks. They are located in the back near the back door to Sur la Table

    1. There is an Italian vendor at the Alemany Framers market in SF that has it. They are exactly in the middle, on the freeway side (not the houses). To the right of to the central exit, facing the stands.
      They are there every Saturday.
      Marco Flavio

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      1. re: sf_roma

        Do they have those amazing small orange colored limes right now? That stand has a lot of unusual citrus and they're very friendly.

      2. The bowl does have it, I saw some there on Monday.

        1. Which kind of Buddha's hand? In most of China "Buddha's Hand" refers to the chayote squash, but Cantonese use the name to mean the fingered citron.

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            1. re: Paul H

              Well, if you ask my wife for a "fo shou" she'll give you a chayote, fo' sho'. It's so called because it resembles a clenched fist. People in most parts of China have never even seen a fingered citron.

              1. re: Xiao Yang

                Per wiki, it originated in northeast India, and is very frost-sensitive so I doubt it is grown in northern China. Supposedly the Greeks or Romans brought it back from India to Europe.

            2. The Safeway on Webster and Geary has 'em...