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local source for polvilho azedo (sour manioc flour)?

Robert Lauriston Mar 5, 2011 08:20 AM

Anybody seen it? It's Brazilian, used in pao de queijo. It's readily available online, but I'd prefer to buy local.

http://www.amigofoods.com/poazyo17oz....

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    kc72 Mar 5, 2011 08:25 AM

    Try calling Bossa Nova Brazil

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    Bossa Nova Brazil
    10478 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA

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      Robert Lauriston Mar 5, 2011 09:26 AM

      Presumably they buy it wholesale.

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        Robert Lauriston Mar 13, 2011 01:37 PM

        Oh, I thought you meant Bossanova, the restaurant in SF. Thanks.

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        poofpydilly Mar 11, 2011 12:15 PM

        Sousa's in Mountain View
        http://www.sousawine.com/servlet/StoreFront
        Bacalhau Grill & Trade Rite Market in San Jose
        http://bacalhaugrill.com/index-2.html
        Mercado Brasil in San Francisco
        http://www.mercadobrasilsf.com/home/

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        Trade Rite Market
        1555 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116

        Mercado Brasil
        1252 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

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          Robert Lauriston Mar 11, 2011 12:52 PM

          Thanks! First I've heard of Mercado Brasil.

          Is Sousa's connected with the one in Fremont?

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          Trade Rite Market
          1555 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116

          Mercado Brasil
          1252 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

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            poofpydilly Mar 11, 2011 01:44 PM

            I am not sure if they are connected, but it seems the one in Fremont also has the flour. You know, Sousa is a very common name in Portugal and Brazil. I know the owner of the one in Mountain View is from Portugal. Are you planning on making pão de queijo?

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              Robert Lauriston Mar 11, 2011 01:49 PM

              You got it. Are there other things made with polvilho azedo?

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                poofpydilly Mar 11, 2011 01:52 PM

                Well, right from the top of my head you could make biscoitos de polvilho........:-). Btw you can also find the flour in Santa Cruz at Cafe Brasil http://www.cafebrasil.us/

        2. Stephanie Wong Mar 13, 2011 02:17 PM

          Years ago I got some at Ratto's in Oakland; you might try calling them.

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          Ratto's International Market
          821 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

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            wolfe Mar 13, 2011 02:41 PM

            Ratto's is a shadow of it's former self and it's selection is sadly diminished. Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour is probably available at local groceries.
            http://www.bobsredmill.com/tapioca-fl...

          2. Robert Lauriston Mar 14, 2011 09:49 AM

            I found some at Mi Tierra. They have a remarkably wide selection of stuff given the relatively small space.

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            Mi Tierra
            2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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              wolfe Mar 14, 2011 01:29 PM

              Red Mill BBW 1lb $3.39.

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                poofpydilly Mar 15, 2011 06:06 PM

                I think the tapioca flour by Bob's Red Mill is equivalent to the "polvilho doce" which is finer in texture and much lighter in color.

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                  wolfe Mar 15, 2011 06:14 PM

                  While I was searching for recipes for pão de queijo I found one that suggested they got good results with Bob's, possibly because no other was available

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              poofpydilly Aug 5, 2011 11:53 AM

              Hey, just found a really good frozen Pao de Queijo at Draeger's market in San Mateo, and it is made with the polvilho Azedo! They are called Mani gourmet Brazilian snack - Pao de queijo, I baked some last night and they were really good! They had a jalapeño flavor as well which I might try next, I wonder just how spicy they are though.....

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