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ipsedixit Sep 24, 2010 04:51 PM

Anyone know where I can buy a capon?

My go-to for all things poultry, Chinese American Live Poultry in Rosemead, is not carrying them currently.

Will travel for capon.


  1. Drehound Sep 25, 2010 09:07 PM

    I have seen it at Puritan Poultry at the Original Farmers Market

    Puritan Poultry
    6333 W 3rd St # 226, Los Angeles, CA

    1. monku Sep 24, 2010 09:15 PM

      Give Peking Poultry in Chinatown a call.
      I'm sure they have them and live. I've bought live roosters there.

      Peking Poultry
      717 N Broadway
      Los Angeles, CA 90012
      (213) 680-2588

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      1. re: monku
        Burger Boy Sep 24, 2010 09:35 PM

        Do they kill em and clean em? I got a few employees I would like to send over there and have them give them the same treatment!

        1. re: Burger Boy
          monku Sep 24, 2010 09:49 PM

          They'll kill and clean them for you.
          I needed them live...$10 each.

      2. b
        Burger Boy Sep 24, 2010 09:06 PM

        The 2 poultry places in the Farmer's Market have them, I believe.

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        1. re: Burger Boy
          Will Owen Sep 24, 2010 10:08 PM

          I can attest that at least one of them does., because I made a point of looking some time back. Actually, any decent poultry/butcher's counter will be able to get one for you - it may be frozen, but then that's all I've ever had and they are delicious. They will also be expensive, no less so at any one place than the other. For this reason, I would probably order one at Gelson's or Bristol Farms here in the Pasadena area than trek all the way to 3rd and Fairfax...

        2. Phurstluv Sep 24, 2010 05:36 PM

          I believe I've seen frozen capon in my local (westside) Gelsons.

          Or try Vicente Foods in B'wood. They have a great meat & poultry selection.

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          1. re: Phurstluv
            ChowHi Sep 24, 2010 08:14 PM

            I go to Bangluck a lot, so I'll check the price next visit.

          2. c
            ChowHi Sep 24, 2010 04:59 PM

            That's funny. I just looked up what a capon is because I see them at the Bangluck Market in N. Hollywood. The ones I saw don't look remarkably fresh, so I don't know if it's worth the trip. Should I try cooking one. Do you note a difference in taste or is it more of a tenderness thing?

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            1. re: ChowHi
              ipsedixit Sep 24, 2010 05:03 PM

              Actually, looking for fresh, but if all else fails, I'll settle for frozen.

              If you get your hands on a good, fresh capon it's well worth the effort. There is a discernable difference in both taste and texture. This is a chicken that tastes actually like a chicken!

              When I roast a capon (the Chinese way), it comes out juicy and succulent and the flavors just pop in your mouth.

              Do you recall how much they were at teh Bangluck Market?

              (Irony of all ironies, I have this big bag of frozen rooster testicles in my freezer just waiting for the weather to turn a bit chilly for use in Chinese hot pot ...)

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