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Dec 13, 2012 07:46 AM

Banana Leaf

Where can I get banana leaves, either fresh or frozen, in the San Gabriel Valley? I have looked for them at the SG Superstore - but not knowing the Vietnamese name for it, I have not found it readily.

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  1. I looked at Google translate and it seems the term for banana leaf in Vietnamese is lá chuối.

    Have you checked with the folks at LAX-C to see if they might have it?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Talked to them. They have no idea.

      1. re: suvro

        I did see this on line: and she has a link to 99 Ranch stores that carry her products.

        1. re: Servorg

          Thanks. I will check out the 99 Ranch store - but in the past I have not seen it. I think the link on her website is for most of her products.
          The banana leaves sold directly from this website is quite pricey - $38!!!

    2. ive seen it in the freezers in the sg superstore. it is folded like about a paper size. it might have been by the freezers by the salty fish side of the store.

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        1. re: luckattack

          Luckattack has it right. I think you'll find it in the freezer section of just about any medium-sized Asian grocery store in the SGV. They're cheap too.

        2. Seafood City, Island pacific market in West Covina. Or find a Filipino market closest to you.

          1. SG Superstore has them in the frozen area. Sometimes they have fresh ones too. Ive also seen frozen ones at the Van Nuys 99 Ranch.

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            1. re: boogiebaby

              Can you give me a sense of the location within the store? And if I need to ask the store worker, should I say banana leaf or the Vietnamese phrase lá chuối as mentioned by Servorg?

              1. re: suvro

                R.e. 99 Ranch, usually in the more ethnic part of the freezer section; i.e., Filipino foods, frozen sausages, lemon grass, etc.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Found it in the Rowland Heights Ranch99 store. We had gone for dimsum at Happy Harbor (not a very good dimsum experience), and I stopped by the Ranch99 next door. Asked the Hispanic worker there and he showed me. Thanks for all the suggestions.

            2. Marukai Supermarket in frozen section.