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Limu kohu or ogo?

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The new Korean market that took over Mitsua doesn't have either. Roy's restaurant downtown says they order with their Hawaiian fish from Oahu. There must be some place carrying it, no? I tried Hawaiian Market - they don't have it (or guy said they don't I didn't drive out after being shot down). It's poke time of year and I even have kukua - just need this 'weed (hmm, and maybe another kind, too, from a different supplier) to start the summer parties right! ;-) Mahalo!

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  1. I've seen ogo (or was is limu) at 99 Ranch.

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    1. re: dette

      I've seen it at Marukai in Gardena.
      LA check with Fujiya Market....they make poke, so they must have it.

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      Fujiya Market
      601 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA

      1. re: monku

        Mahalo nui loa! Checking tomorrow . . .

        1. re: monku

          Fujiya doesn't have - nice lady says not for a while hard to get. it will head to Gardena!

          1. re: Pigeage

            Had some poke from Fujiya back in February and they gave a bunch of it on the side for those who wanted more with their poke.

      2. Marukai always has some especially the 2 stores in Gardena. If not try...
        Ebisu Market in Fountain Valley
        18940 Brookhurst Street
        Fountain Valley, CA 92708
        (714) 962-2108 y

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        1. re: flylice2x

          Marukai in West Covina has it!

          1. re: flylice2x

            I BRING MY OGO FROM HAWAII. I PICK THEM ON THE BEACHES AND EITHER DEHYDRATE, FREEZE OR BRING THEM BACK WET. WE USUALLY HAVE MORE THAN WE CAN CONSUME SO WE THEM TO OUR FRIENDS.

          2. I just finished making ahi poke with limu kohu, ogo, inamona, and Hawaiian chili peppers about an hour ago. I picked up the fresh ahi and ogo from Marukai in Gardena yesterday. I got the ahi for $4.98 a pound and the ogo for $6.98 a pound. There is no place here on the west coast as far as I know that carries limu kohu and inamona (roasted kukui nut). I literally have to hand carry both from Hawaii every time we go back. Even in Honolulu, very few places carry those two items. Those are very specialty items and quite expensive by volume. But if you want to make true traditional poke, those items are a must!

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            1. re: Clinton

              COULD YOU PROVIDE US WITH YOUR RECIPE.

              1. re: TYRUSHAMADA

                Clinton, if you do share your recipe, please post it on the Home Cooking board, it will be OK to post a link here to the post on home cooking.

                Thanks.

                1. re: The Chowhound Team

                  http://www.chow.com/recipes/28320-mai...

                  Here is the "non-traditional" version for ingredients available on the mainland.

                2. re: TYRUSHAMADA

                  Your wish is my command:

                  http://www.chow.com/recipes/28319-tra...

                  1. re: Clinton

                    THANK YOU.

              2. That's really odd that Ogo is that hard to find? I know that when I was in SD I got it at 99 Ranch and they farm it just down the freeway in Carlsbad. So really it is a local product not something that has to be imported from the Islands. http://www.carlsbadaquafarm.com/

                Look for grocers with Indonesian or Malay ingredients, IIRC they use candlenuts as well

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                1. re: AAQjr

                  I'd like to find roasted ground candlenut if anything exist like that here on the mainland. So far all I've ever seen it was in Hawaii. The hard shell (kukui nut) is mainly used for necklaces and ornaments. The roasted nut itself (inamona) is used as a condiment for certain Hawaiian dishes especially for poke.
                  I may have purchased "mainland" ogo before but the taste wasa little bit different. It was labeled sea vegetable and it was red and flat. It didn't taste like the Hawaiian-grown variety and if I recollect, it was around the same price or close to it.

                2. i have alot of the limu if you want to email me your info or contact info we can see about getting some to you.

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                  1. re: nvsabino

                    Thanks nvabino. I am truly humbled by your offer...