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Jun 18, 2012 10:08 AM

Where to buy shishito peppers in Palm Beach county?

I tried calling the Fed Hwy Oriental Market in Boca and a language barrier prevented me from getting any answers.

I looked at Fresh Market, Whole Foods to no avail.

was on the verge of ordering from Mitsuwa Japanese market in New Jersey until I realized that a $15 worth of peppers would cost about $80 to ship.

Anyone know of something a bit closer? Thanks!

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  1. I've recently had these at Kapow in Boca, and somewhere else I can't remember (possibly Tryst in Delray).

    I will ask around some folks that are/were affliated with those places... more soon...

    1. FWIW here's an older thread on Boca-area Asian markets... you might try a few of these other ones...

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      1. re: CFByrne

        Thanks, CF! That's how I found the "Boca Oriental Market". If you hear who Kapow's provider of the peppers are, let me know, thanks! Hopefully it's not Mitsuwa Japanese market in New Jersey (which looks awesome and needs to open down here)

        1. re: HabaneroJane

          From Jan Norris and others, I've learned they apparently are now "out of season".

          Although I suppose if you were to import them from another hemisphere, that might change - for a price!

          Regardless, I need to visit Boca market today anyway so I'll see what's up in person.

          1. re: CFByrne

            That sucks! Let me know what, if anything, you find. Thank you!

      2. Oriental Market does not have (or apparently even know of by that name).

        Even in person, language barrier is tough. Jerry McGuire says "You had me at hello!". In this place, it's "You lost me at hello".

        On a redeeming note, they do have appx 1 lb frozen slabs of pork belly ($3/lb). Perhaps not the ideal source but it gives me something to play with for my now upcoming first p/b cooking experiment.

        Little India market also did not have nor know of "shishito" peppers.

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        1. re: CFByrne

          Sigh, just as I expected. But thank you so much for asking for me. I appreciate it. Good luck with the pork belly experiment!

        2. I just returned from tripto NYC and NJ.
          I found the peppers at Han Ah Rheum(HMART)
          they were delicious-it was the first time I ate them.
          They also had them at MITSUWA

          You might also check New York Mart in Sunrise

          1. I'm told C&D Produce in WPB and also on Military in Lake Worth has them... but I cannot verify for sure.

            Will work on that...