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Where to pick up limu kohu in HNL?

Clinton Nov 16, 2012 09:07 PM

Will be visiting HNL during Thanksgiving and need other places besides Tamashiro's to buy limu kohu. Used to get it at Haile's at the old Ala Moana Farmer's Market but they've moved to Kapahulu since. Went there when they first opened but they had no limu available. Found bulk inamona at Marukai but could not find any limu kohu. Not looking for ogo. Thanks.

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  1. scottca075 RE: Clinton Nov 17, 2012 07:57 AM

    Did you try Don Quijote?


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    1. re: scottca075
      Clinton RE: scottca075 Nov 17, 2012 01:56 PM

      Don Quijote on Kaheka St. does not carry limu kohu. I don't believe they even carry ogo? Ruger Market did not have it the last time I was there. I've been told that it's very difficult to find it anywhere except from the outer Islands like Molokai. The search continues...

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      hungryhungryme RE: Clinton Nov 18, 2012 04:17 PM

      Marukai usually carries different varieties of limu...maybe it was an off day? Perhaps you may want to call them again?

      1. KaimukiMan RE: Clinton Nov 18, 2012 09:25 PM

        you might consider checking with Fresh Catch, Alicia's Market, or Poke Stop. They may be willing to sell some or know where you could get some.

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          Clinton RE: Clinton Nov 18, 2012 10:36 PM

          Thanks everyone. Gonna check around when we get in. Limu kohu is very hard to find anywhere in Honolulu. If you really want to make real old school poke, this ingredient is a must. Used to also find lipoa which was so plentiful around Diamond Head but now all gone. Pollution and over harvesting really ruined everything.

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            KaimukiMan RE: Clinton Nov 19, 2012 12:42 AM

            not sure if you read about the recent "harvest" of Gorilla Ogo that has been displacing much of the native seaweeds. Ongoing efforts are supposed to help with letting the indigenous species come back.

            1. re: KaimukiMan
              Clinton RE: KaimukiMan Nov 19, 2012 08:24 AM

              I've read about that a while back but somehow I wish they could maybe commercialize or maybe market that seaweed outside of Hawaii? I've seen Marukai selling the Robusto" variety of ogo every now and then here in LA which gets $7.99 a pound. We never receive any limu kohu, waiwai'iole, or lipoa which they only sell in Hawaii, if you can find them. Ogo used to be so plentiful in the wild many years ago but over harvesting and pollution has wiped it out almost to extinction.

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