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Jul 5, 2011 07:24 AM

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

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,

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  1. 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

    1. 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