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Seeking Navajo fry bread

Does this exist in the SFBA? In California? I've heard of it but don't remember ever seeing it here.

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  1. The only place I've seen it in the BA is at community events, street fairs, pow-wows, etc.

    1. i had it once (an indian taco) at the american indian history museum in dc (mitsiam cafe), and although it had its differences, the texture of the bread is similiar to a chalupa at taco bell

      although im also really interested in where you can find it... if anyone knows let us know

      1. I've seen it at the periodic pow-wows that occur at Provo Park and on campus in Berkeley.

        Never seen at any restaurant.

        1. Grocery Outlet had a fry bread mix in a bag a while ago.

          1. Yeah..powows and american indian events are the place to look. I've had it at indigenous peoples day in berkeley and an american indian event at the berkeley museum of anthropology. Its actually easier to make your own than to look for it.

            1. Is Sioux Fry bread the same as Navajo?

              Here is a link to the bread that was raved about at a NYC foodie convention:


              1. Yep, at special events. Here's my post on the fry bread I found at Indian Taco Day in Ukiah.

                If you can find somewhere that makes Hungarian langos, it's almost identical (but with some potato starch).

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                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  At the risk of hijacking this thread, has anyone seen Hungarian langos anywhere since Paprika's Fono / Big Sky closed? I miss that stuff!

                2. Strangely, Cheesecake Factory at SF Macy's has a dish with Fried Bread. It's authentic.

                  Cheesecake Factory
                  251 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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                  1. re: siulan_99

                    THE NAVAJO
                    Warm Fry-Bread Stuffed with Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Mayonnaise. Served with French Fries.
                    Back to 5 Easy Pieces.
                    Hold the Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Mayonnaise.

                  2. I recently found a very simple recipe for it and made it for the first time- It's incredible when fresh and warm. Can't imagine it would be much good packaged, and there are so few ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, water), a mix doesn't make much sense.

                    1. if you can hold out til May, you should DEFINITELY go to the Stanford Pow-Wow on the Stanford campus. you'll have your pick of fry bread stands, along with other goodies.

                      it's worth going to even without the food, because there are jewelry and craft sellers, dancers, drum competitions, etc. don't be intimidated just b/c you're not indian, there are TONS of bilagonas (navajo for white people) there!

                      the common ways that i've seen fry bread sold there and at other places are:
                      1 - navajo/indian taco: frybread the size of a paper plate with ground beef, shredded yellow cheese, lettuce, refried beans, etc. i'm sure someone, somewhere (probably either at stanford, dartmouth or university of arizona) has written an excellent graduate thesis on the ethno-gastronomical significance of this dish, but all you have to worry about is that it's good eatin!
                      2 - frybread with honey and powdered sugar. same frybread, but served as a dessert. tasty!
                      3 - frybread as an accompaniment to green chilli or mutton stew. this is my personal favorite way to eat frybread. especially good when it's super cold outside.

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                      1. re: ceviche

                        do you know if there are places at the stanford powwow that sell the mutton stew or green chili? cause if there are im there!

                      2. I've been looking also and couldn't find anything. Looks like some people are trying to start something in LA though.