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Where can I buy taro root, cassava, other tropical produce in LA?

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Danica21 Apr 20, 2009 02:48 PM

I just got a cookbook that has a lot of east Indian recipes with exotic produce. I went to Bristol farms and somebody told me that I could find taro root, cassava and other products (smoke seasoning?) like that in Philipinotown. Does anyone know the name of a grocery store that would carry these types of foods? Thanks in advance.

  1. David Kahn Apr 20, 2009 03:56 PM

    I haven't been there in a while, but Tien Phat Produce in Westminster generally has a frankly amazing selection of tropical produce. I my various visits, however, I have yet to encounter an employee who speaks English, so, if you go here, it's good to know what you're looking for.

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    Tien Phat Produce
    9291 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

    1. ipsedixit Apr 20, 2009 03:32 PM

      You can all of those items at Hawai'i Supermarket in San Gabriel (SE corner of Valley Blvd. and Del Mar)

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        VirgoRN Apr 20, 2009 03:26 PM

        Danica-while I don't live in LA, I AM 1/2 Filipino, and we use these items on a regular basis. You will most definitely find these items in Filipinotown!

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