Purple Taro at HMart?
While I don't know of any all purple taro, I've seen 2 kinds of taro. The more readily found common one has the purple veining and I believe the one from Jamaica? has the yellow veining. I have tried both and prefer the taste and texture to the purple vein taro which does cook up too be light purple.
I was at HMart on Friday and they had the common taro at $0.99/lb.
Is that also the same thing as a purple yam? I got one at Russo's a couple of months ago. I haven't noticed if it has been there lately. It was in the outside section near the sweet potatoes. It was a beautiful lavender color when cooked- just like the coating on the taro buns at Yi Soon Bakery.
re: silver queen
an image search is showing many combinations of fuzzy/root-y/taro-like and normal-potato exteriors, and white, striated & solid-purple inside. truong thinh has another roots-section in back-corner (beyond aisles of dried/canned food where you might not expect another produce section) and tropical foods has quite a selection of roots purple-and-non also. 101 on beach street has a good clone of yi soon's purple taro bun. i wonder if it isnt just beet juice colouring a normal crepe