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Arepa flour and/or black garlic in Vancouver?

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Dubby Jo Nov 13, 2009 06:22 PM

I'm heading to Vancouver this weekend (off the rock!) and wonder if anyone knows where I might find arepa flour or black garlic? I've got both these things in my head as "want to try" but have scoured Victoria without success!

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    Ginbob Jun 21, 2010 12:12 PM

    I know you posted this a while ago but I was on Granville Island this weekend, in Vancouver, and this little spice shop in market was sampling black garlic, it's wonderful.

    1. fmed Nov 13, 2009 06:51 PM

      I definitely saw black garlic at South China Seas Trading sometime last month. Arepa flour - El Sureno (Commercial Dr) or Los Guerreros (Kingsway) may have it,

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        el_lobo_solo Nov 13, 2009 07:37 PM

        Well, it was a year ago, but I got it at Los Guerreros. FWIW, on weekends they usually have pupusas, alfajores, and tamales.

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          Dubby Jo Nov 14, 2009 08:17 AM

          Thanks to you both for the suggestions. I'll have to track down Los Guerreros! We just don't have that sort of stuff over here. I had a pupusa for the first time in San Francisco over a year ago & fell in love! I tried making them, but made a mess of it - it's not as easy as it looks! :)

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            fmed Nov 14, 2009 08:28 AM

            Here is the Google Street View link:
            http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=los+guerreros+kingsway&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=los+guerreros+kingsway&hnear=&ll=49.23386,-123.035076&spn=0,359.998088&z=19&layer=c&cbll=49.233918,-123.035183&panoid=_O_anyvSSrWKPGVmc0E8lg&cbp=12,1.910000000000025,,0,-14.75

            Have you been to Rinconcito Salvadoreno on Commercial Dr? They serve pupusa there. http://maps.google.ca/maps?oe=utf-8&a...

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              Dubby Jo Nov 14, 2009 08:42 AM

              Thanks fmed - I haven't been there but I'm already drooling at the thought! I'm over this coming w/e with non-foodie family, so I'll have to try some sweet-talking or trickery to get there. Fingers crossed....

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