Source for tua nao in the Bay Area
Anybody know where I can get tua nao (ทัวเน่า) in the Bay Area, preferably East Bay? Talking about the fermented soybeans, either the basic beans or the pounded/dried brown discs, used in Shan cooking and called for in many recipes in Naomi Duguid's "Burma" cookbook.
I haven't noticed the dried cakes anywhere, though I just recently started looking. I know that commercial fermented soybeans and/or fermented soybean paste are available many places, (including the place in Berkeley at University and McGee, which I assume is Pla2 everyone else is referring to), as well as Sontepheap Market (14th ave at International) and Lao Market (between 15th-16th). Lao Market also has their own homemade fermented soybeans with chili in one of the refrigerators.
If you can't find it in SF, here are two web based providers to look into: