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aemmink Mar 13, 2012 05:55 PM

I'm completely new to this site / discussion, tho have often referred to chowhound to select a dining venue. I hope someone can help me locate a source in the toronto area where I can obtain jicama - a tuber that I need to prepare a grouper cerviche. My thoughts were either St. Lawrence Market or Kensington, but would certainly appreciate some tips from others better informed than I.

Thanks in advance,

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    stargazercd Mar 13, 2012 07:11 PM

    I had jicama salad for dinner today ;-)
    As knusprig mentioned, the chain stores sometimes carry it.
    And No Frills, Metro, Food Basics (in downtown) didn't carry it when I checked a few days ago.
    I got mine at T&T on Cherry St. last Sunday.
    It wasn't as fresh and tender as the ones in Mexico but it was sweet and juicy.
    When you get one, make sure to peel away the tough and stringy part outside.

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      knusprig Mar 13, 2012 06:01 PM

      Welcome to CH Aemmink!
      Jicama is quite common - you can find them in the chain groceries: Food Basics, No Frills, Loblaws, Longo's, etc. and many asian stores as well.

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      1. re: knusprig
        TorontoJo Mar 13, 2012 07:06 PM

        Yep, I've bought it at Longo's, Loblaw's, Bruno's and Galleria. No problem.

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