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vulber Oct 14, 2009 08:35 PM

Thinking New May Wah

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  1. ...tm... RE: vulber Oct 14, 2009 09:49 PM

    I just saw them at Berkeley Bowl if you make it over to the East Bay.

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    1. Pei RE: vulber Oct 15, 2009 09:35 AM

      I almost always see them at New May Wah, past the vegetables in the back of the store near the fresh mushrooms and pre-packaged garlic.

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        SteveG RE: Pei Oct 15, 2009 12:21 PM

        What Pei said. I don't remember NOT seeing them in the last few years...and they seem fresher now than before, so I think there's a developed consistent demand at new May Way.

      2. felice RE: vulber Oct 20, 2009 04:53 PM

        Yep, I just bought one one there on Sunday. They have many.

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          PekoePeony RE: vulber Oct 21, 2009 10:54 PM

          Many branches of Ranch 99 carry banana blossoms. I'm pretty sure I saw some at the Mountain View store last week.

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            vulber RE: PekoePeony Oct 21, 2009 11:58 PM

            Yeah, New May Wah had them. Now, I need to find out how to make a good banana blossom salad that's half as good as Mandalay's - I tried the Ana Mandara recipe last week and it mostly failed.

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