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Aug 30, 2010 05:06 PM

Looking for yufka and pismaniye in OC or LA

I have a Turkish exchange student who is missing home and would like to do some cooking. Does anyone know where we could find:

yufka (the rolled out dough used for borek),
pismaniye (a type of candy) or
leblebi (a dried chickpea snack)

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Best bet is Sofra Kabab Express on Venice, they do sell borek not sure about if they'll sell just the dough or if they carry pismaniye or leblebi.

    10821 Venice Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    1. If you get desperate, call Doner G in Anaheim. It's a restaurant but maybe they can hook you up with a supplier.

      Doner G
      2139 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806

      1. Try this Turkish market. It's filled to the brim with great items from Turkey and they are very helpful.

        Hamle Supermarket
        9895 Warner Ave Ste A
        Fountain Valley, CA 92708
        (714) 378-0588

        If not there, try Wholesome Choice (Irvine) or Sultan Marketplace & Restaurant (Lake Forest)

        1. I've bought pismaniye at:
          Super Hayat Market
          16904 Prairie Avenue
          Torrance, CA 90504
          (310) 370-5707

          I saw that this market, next to Sofra Kabab on Venice, carries different kinds of pastry dough in the refrigerated section but I didn't notice what kind they were. I did, however, notice other Turkish products in there, like some cheeses, so they may carry yuftka and leblebi (and I think I did see pismaniye there as well)..
          Payless Produce Market
          10817 Venice Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90034-7103
          (310) 836-9841

          Super Hayat Market
          16904 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504