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Hawaiian Ingredients???

rowjo | Aug 2, 2007 07:44 PM

I'm hosting a Polynesian dinner for my cooking club in a couple of weeks and working on the menu. We've never ventured into Island cuisine before, but it sounds like a wonderful idea for a poolside dinner.

Wondering where we might get some of the more unusual ingredients for some of the dishes...if they are even available in the area. The closer to the SF Valley the better...but hey, if we have to travel, we have to travel! I contacted 99 Ranch Market and the only ingredient they said they had was the Okinawa (purple) sweet potatoes.

Where might we find, if anywhere...

Hawaiian Sea Salt (the reddish colored one)

Taro

Taro Chips (bagged)

Aloha Shoyu (soy sauce)

Ti Leaves or Banana Leaves

Green Papayas

I'm sure the places to look are Asian Markets...I'm just not very familiar with any. Any suggestions for good "one stop shopping" spots?

Thanks very very much!

rowjo

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