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Feb 1, 2010 12:26 AM

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

I am looking for the actual fruit itself :-)

Thanks in advance!

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    1. re: flylice2x

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

    2. 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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        1. re: CurryLover

          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

            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. 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?

          1. 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

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