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Fresh Taro Leaves in Queens for Hawai'ian Lau Lau?

ZenFoodist Jul 5, 2011 07:24 AM

Ciao 'Hounds ;)

Back from 2 glorious weeks in Hawai'i and am already craving Lau Lau....fresh taro leaves stuffed with pork and butter fish and steamed for 10 plus hours...a hawai'ian tamale if you will....much better use of taro than for poi in my humble opinion... the taro leaves taste just like artichoke hearts when done. Oh My.

Any clue if I can get fresh taro leaves in Queens?

Many Thanks,

  1. DaveCook Jul 6, 2011 09:31 PM

    In past years I've seen them at some of the West Indian produce markets along Liberty Ave. in Richmond Hill, especially those nearer the Lefferts Ave. terminal. Banana Country, a few blocks to the east, is a good bet.

    Banana Country
    120-01 Liberty Ave, Queens, NY 11419

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      ForestHillsFresser Jul 6, 2011 10:34 AM

      You might try the Phil-Am Market (Filipino) in Woodside. Taro leaves are used to make laing, a delicious Filipino dishmade from coconut milk and taro leaves.

      Phil-Am Food Mart
      70-02 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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