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bubble tea tapioca bubbles (boba) in nova/dc?

discojing Jun 24, 2009 08:26 PM

hi all,

anywhere i can find the large black tapioca bubbles used in bubble tea / boba? I've been trying to find them at my local asian groceries, but have only found ver very small white or mult-colored tapioca pearls.

I live in northern virginia, but am willing to travel to any metro-accessible place in dc or maryland (up to the rockville station on the red line).

thanks in advance!

p.s. while i'm here, anyone know where i can get my hands on some konyaku?
i'm thinking maybe hana or daruma might have it, but want to check before I head out there.

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    Lori D Jun 25, 2009 06:24 AM

    I think that all of the larger Korean supermarkets, including Hanh ah Reum, have konnyaku (in the refrigerator case).

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      PollyG Jun 26, 2009 08:42 AM

      You may be able to find the black tapioca at Happy Go, the Chinese grocery that replaced Kam Sam in the Markham Rd. plaza in Annandale that also houses A&J. The Kam Sam had them, and from what we can tell, Happy Go's stock looks a lot like Kam Sam's did.

      Grand Mart in Sterling has an assortment of Konnyaku noodles and cakes in the refrigerated cases. If you are looking for konnyaku noodles, I believe that a number of health food stores will happily sell them to you at inflated prices---the lo-carb industry discovered them a few years ago.

      1. Smiles2008 Jun 29, 2009 12:18 PM

        Teavana has them-I think there is one in Tysons.

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          discojing Jun 29, 2009 06:34 PM

          also, i just tried calling Teavana in Tysons and they said they don't carry them.

        2. discojing Jun 29, 2009 06:32 PM

          i found everything at happy go in annandale!
          the konyaku is the white kind, not grey, but we'll see how it does!

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