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Is there any place that sells Breadfruit (Ulu) in Los Angeles?

dahulagirl Feb 1, 2010 12:26 AM

I am looking for the actual fruit itself :-)

Thanks in advance!

  1. Kris P Pata Jun 8, 2010 12:22 PM

    Per an informal poll of the parents of the Polynesian prep football players whom I coach, these are definite fresh breadfruit (and if you're interested, taro) sources:
    Pacific Island Market in Long Beach (5353 Long Beach Blvd.)
    The Boutique Samoa Market in Anaheim (1217 South Western Ave.)
    Polynesian Market and Catering in Carson (1329 E. Carson St.)
    Polynesian Flava in San Berdoo (980 W. Bloomington)

    Boutique Samoa Market
    1217 S Western Ave, Anaheim, CA

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      d_doubleyew Jun 6, 2010 02:57 PM

      In Little India in Artesia, you can find cleaned, cut up and frozen bread fruit (uncooked) in many of the grocery stores.

      1. Trippy Food Jun 5, 2010 05:22 PM

        You might want to try Hawaii Supermarket in San Gabriel. If they don't have it, no one will ;-)

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        1. re: Trippy Food
          Das Ubergeek Jun 7, 2010 10:14 AM

          This is the right guess. I've definitely seen it in other Asian markets (try Vietnamese markets), but Hawaii is sort of the be-all and end-all of retail Asian markets in the SGV. :)

        2. OmChef Jun 5, 2010 04:39 PM

          I was at A Grocery Warehouse on Sunset in Echo Park just last week, and they had Breadfruit as well as their usual, broad selection of very fresh, exotic fruits and veggies....
          BTW: what are you making with it?

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            CurryLover Feb 1, 2010 08:02 AM

            I'm trying to learn something here - I can't help you with the LA question - but I am wondering if the breadfruit you're talking about is the same as what I've had in Jamaica - it had the taste & consistency of potatoes - is that the same thing??? I think the chef boiled it & then fried it in butter with jerk seasonings.

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              RicRios Feb 1, 2010 08:54 AM


              1. re: CurryLover
                dahulagirl Jun 5, 2010 12:11 PM

                Yes, it's the exact same thing....hmmmm maybe I should locate a Jamacian grocery, they might have some :-) Thanks for the idea!

                1. re: dahulagirl
                  bulavinaka Jun 5, 2010 02:45 PM

                  You might also consider the Carson area. Lots of Samoans in that 'hood. I've personally never seen breadfruit at any of the 99 Ranch stores I've visited - I don't think of breadfruit as a popular Chinese/Asian thing except maybe within parts of SE Asia. It's big in Polynesia, Melanesia and the Caribbean.

              2. flylice2x Feb 1, 2010 12:41 AM

                Did you try 99 Ranch Market?

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                1. re: flylice2x
                  dahulagirl Feb 1, 2010 12:57 AM

                  You know what I never really looked for it there. I know I have seen Durian there though.
                  Thanks I will try looking.

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