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Where to find Water Caltrop in San Francisco area?

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augusttheking Aug 29, 2013 02:52 AM

In my hometown we cook it with meat to create wonderful meat soup.
Also sometimes just put some dried ginger in water with it and reboiling them about half hour. Then just eat water caltrop. The nature flavor is all out.

A little question:Ilive in San Francisco now. Does anyone know where to buy water caltrop?

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  1. wolfe RE: augusttheking Aug 29, 2013 07:00 AM

    I don't know where to find them but this from Chow may help.
    http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ploct95...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/298500

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      The Chowhound Team RE: wolfe Aug 29, 2013 07:22 AM

      We forgot to point out when we moved this thread, that it was originally posted on the Chowhound thread you linked. We're sorry for any confusion this might have caused!

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      hyperbowler RE: augusttheking Aug 29, 2013 07:04 AM

      Not sure about currently, but I've spotted them at the Berkeley Bowl.

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        Ruth Lafler RE: hyperbowler Aug 29, 2013 11:00 AM

        Yes, the first time I ever saw one was at Berkeley Bowl. Berkeley Bowl is easily accessible by BART: just a five-minute walk from the Ashby Station.

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        xanadude RE: augusttheking Aug 29, 2013 09:08 AM

        99 Ranch usually has it, or check May Wah on Clement.

        1. soupçon RE: augusttheking Aug 29, 2013 12:08 PM

          I often see it in Chinatown, though there seems to be some seasonality to its supply.

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