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Banana leaves?

okra May 17, 2009 03:17 PM

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


  1. alwayscooking May 17, 2009 03:34 PM

    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
      PinchOfSalt Jun 3, 2009 12:39 PM

      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.

    2. C. Hamster May 18, 2009 09:37 AM

      I buy mine at HiLo

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        Jardinia Jun 3, 2009 11:22 AM

        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. Small Plates Jun 3, 2009 12:02 PM

          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. okra Mar 12, 2010 10:17 AM

            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
              cavaluv Mar 12, 2010 05:53 PM

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

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