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

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.

    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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