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Ikeda's (Davis: Mace Blvd) Report

susancinsf | Dec 30, 200706:36 PM

in a thread on oranges on the San Francisco board....


several folks mentioned Ikeda's in Davis (Mace Blvd). I haven't had oranges there, but did stop there on my way back from Tahoe last week. We've stopped at the Auburn location a number of times, but this was my first time at the Davis store. Smaller than Auburn, with a large selection of relishes and such, but less in the way of actual fruits and vegetables (primarily because of its smaller size).

We got a Marionberry pie, frozen, which was very good, though the filling was a bit liquidy. I've always had good luck with the berry pies at the Auburn location, especially when they are in season and fresh...

However, we decided to try a few of the tamales, and they weren't nearly as good. Granted, the selection (on Christmas eve) was limited, but the vegetable tamales tasted as though the filling was canned vegetables, and I couldn't taste any pineapple in the sweet pineapple and raisin variety). The husks were wrapped in a fancy way (and they weren't cheap), but these were some of the most disappointing tamales I've had in a while. Not recommended.

My conclusion: not that much here to warrant a stop, other than for a pie...

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