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May 17, 2009 03:17 PM

Banana leaves?

I'm making a dish that is cooked in banana leaves. Has anyone seem them in the Boston area?


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  1. Russo's may have some fresh (call ahead), Asian markets have them frozen, and Hi-Lo market in Jamaica Plain also carries them.

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    1. re: alwayscooking

      I have never seen them at Russo's. As you suggest, I always get mine at Asian markets. The OP should expect to pay a dollar or so for a large, thin package that may defrost before you get it home.

      1. I have seen them cut into large squares (about the same size as a full sheet of nori) frozen in packages in several chinatown markets.

        1. Stop and Shop has them in the frozen section where the other Goya frozen products are. They thaw out nicely and have a good shelf life. As a matter of fact, I have some thawing as we speak for a fish dish I am preparing tonight - I purchased these almost a year ago - product still good.

          1. Bought some in the produce section of Market Basket in Somerville, right next to the hot peppers. I'm gonna assume that I can freeze the extras.
            FYI, parking is a bitch at this location.

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            1. re: okra

              Super 88/Hong Kong carries them in case you're looking in the future.