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Apr 8, 2011 05:22 AM

Taro and Ti Leaves?

I"m trying to hunt these down for a friend. I've checked Supper 88 with no luck.

Has anyone seen these around town?

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  1. Taro is usually pretty easy to find, even at non-Asian supermarkets. Are you looking for the big kind or the little ones?

    Ti leaves are usually sold dried. Are you looking for fresh ones?

    In either case, if you can't find it at Super 88 (which does sometimes have strange gaps in its inventory, even now), I would suggest trying C-Mart in Chinatown or Kamman in Quincy. Both concentrate on Chinese ingredients (as opposed to trying to be pan-east-Asian).

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt

      Thanks for the suggestions. I should have been clearer in my title...I'm looking for Taro leaves and Ti leaves.

      I'll hit Kamman this weekend/

      1. re: tallullah

        Good luck! I would be very surprised if they did not have both types of leaves (in dried form).

        1. re: tallullah

          I don't recall ever seeing taro leaves (but I've also never specifically looked for them), but you can find dried bamboo or reed leaves in most Chinese markets. Sometimes you can also find dried lotus leaves.

      2. I was just at Russo's today...first time in a long time, and saw a much larger assortment of leaves, herbs, and greens of all kinds than ever before. Not sure about taro and ti, but you could give them a call.

        1. don't know if this is relevant, but i have bought frozen banana leaves from Reliable in Union Sq.
          Maybe they would have these others.

          1. you could ask jnj turo turo filipino cuisine about taro leaves. they have liang (taro leaves cooked in coconut milk) on the menu so they might be able to direct you to a source