Pandan leaves in San Francisco?
I'm trying to buy some pandan leaves (screwpine) to make some kaya spread. I walked through Chinatown looking for it but could not find any (also don't speak cantonese, so i couldn't really ask anyone, though i tried). Please let me know where i can find some pandan leaves, ideally somewhere close to chinatown/fidi since I live in the area. Fresh or frozen works for me. Pandan essence would not work... Thank you!
re: Robert Lauriston
Thank you! I saw those posts, I guess no luck in getting pandan leaves without having to go to richmond or south sf. Was wondering if anyone else has seen some in chinatown.
Since moving downtown, I have had a hard time finding items not essential to chinese cooking (lemongrass, thai basil) and the storekeepers would yell everytime i try to ask. That's too bad, I just wish we have one SE Asian store in chinatown...
BC Deli on Franklin between 8th and 9th Streets makes a waffle with a green, creamy filling made with pandan leaves and coconut ($1.25/each), very fragrant. If you ask them, they might give you a lead.
818 Franklin St
(between 8th St & 9th St
)Oakland, CA 94607