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Limu kohu or ogo?

Pigeage May 26, 2009 03:29 PM

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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    dette RE: Pigeage May 26, 2009 05:27 PM

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

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      monku RE: dette May 26, 2009 06:15 PM

      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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      601 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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        Pigeage RE: monku May 27, 2009 03:15 AM

        Mahalo nui loa! Checking tomorrow . . .

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          Pigeage RE: monku May 27, 2009 12:35 PM

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

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            monku RE: Pigeage May 27, 2009 02:55 PM

            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. flylice2x RE: Pigeage May 27, 2009 09:47 AM

        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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          wcab06 RE: flylice2x May 27, 2009 02:42 PM

          Marukai in West Covina has it!

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            TYRUSHAMADA RE: flylice2x Jun 30, 2009 08:47 AM

            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.

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            Clinton RE: Pigeage Jun 30, 2009 06:12 PM

            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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              TYRUSHAMADA RE: Clinton Oct 23, 2009 02:28 AM

              COULD YOU PROVIDE US WITH YOUR RECIPE.

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                The Chowhound Team RE: TYRUSHAMADA Oct 23, 2009 09:36 AM

                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.

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                  Clinton RE: The Chowhound Team Apr 6, 2010 03:42 PM

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

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

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                  Clinton RE: TYRUSHAMADA Apr 6, 2010 02:54 PM

                  Your wish is my command:

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

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                    TYRUSHAMADA RE: Clinton Oct 18, 2010 02:10 AM

                    THANK YOU.

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                AAQjr RE: Pigeage Jun 30, 2009 06:29 PM

                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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                  Clinton RE: AAQjr Jun 30, 2009 08:38 PM

                  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.

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                  nvsabino RE: Pigeage Apr 2, 2010 01:08 PM

                  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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                    Clinton RE: nvsabino Apr 6, 2010 05:07 PM

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

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