Pandan (screwpine) leaves in SD
Anyone know of a place where I can find some? I'm thinking some of the Vietnamese grocery stores might have it... anyone seen them there?
I do a lot of Thai cooking and have to hit several different Asian markets in San Diego to collect the ingredients I need. Here are a few markets I frequent and the ingredients I seek out at each one:
99 Ranch Market (Chinese)
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Clairemont
carries: lemongrass, galanga, kaffir lime leaves, Thai chilies, Thai basil, pandan leaves,
Lillian Hsu on Mar 11, 2009 11:30PM
99 Ranch Market
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
Not sure if they have it, but I found Thuan Phat in Linda Vista to be the market that has the most "exotic" asian ingredients.
If you go to A Chau (Vietnamese Deli) in City Heights, there's a market in the same strip mall. The market looks awful from the outside, but it has an amazing and super-fresh herb selection. In general, it's well-stocked and I think they stock the local restaurants, so the turnover's pretty high. Pandan is often found frozen in So Cal, so check both the produce and freezer sections.