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JENNYBEEAY Jun 8, 2009 08:24 PM

I am looking to buy banana leaves for a pork dish I want to make. Can anyone suggest a place to buy them on the Peninsula? Thanks for the help!

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    sfbing RE: JENNYBEEAY Jun 8, 2009 08:52 PM

    A 99 ranch should have some in the freezer.

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      JENNYBEEAY RE: sfbing Jun 9, 2009 08:51 AM

      Thanks! I'll check that out.

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      haumea RE: JENNYBEEAY Jun 8, 2009 10:33 PM

      Any Asian or Filipino Store will have in the freezer case

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        JENNYBEEAY RE: haumea Jun 9, 2009 08:52 AM

        Thanks for your input! I'll look into that.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: haumea Jun 9, 2009 09:25 AM

          Or Mexican grocers.

        2. mmerino RE: JENNYBEEAY Jun 9, 2009 12:28 PM

          Berkley Bowl West had them last Friday, fresh.

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            Melanie Wong RE: mmerino Jun 9, 2009 08:31 PM

            Note that for certain applications the leaves need to be toasted. The frozen ones usually are already toasted. For fresh, that's an extra step.

          2. LaFlaca RE: JENNYBEEAY Jun 9, 2009 08:19 PM

            Casteneda's in Windsor has them fresh.

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              tom in sf RE: JENNYBEEAY Jun 9, 2009 09:06 PM

              I just bought some. Got two huge banana leaves in the freezer section at Ranch 99. They were like $2. Couldn't find Ti leaves though. I made Kalua Pig in a giant roaster and boy was it good.

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                sansai RE: JENNYBEEAY Aug 27, 2009 10:32 AM

                Casa Lucas on 24th near Bryant has them fresh(?), they're not frozen, although they are adjacent to the frozen section rather than with the produce.

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                  nadise RE: JENNYBEEAY Nov 19, 2011 07:35 PM

                  Just got some frozen banana leaves in the city, in the Mission. There's a great multicultural market at the corner of 18th and Mission, called Duc Loi Supermarket.

                  I know I'm late to reply to this thread, and that you were looking for a source on the Peninsula, but the thread came up when I searched for "banana leaves in san francisco", so I thought I'd leave the info for future searchers.

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                  Duc Loi Supermarket
                  2200 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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