The owner of Curry Corner recommended Mumbai Market as a source of Indian food and spices, so after today's cooking class we went there.
Mumbai Bazaar Outlet is in Hayward, over by the, ahem, Executive Airport.
I found my holy grail, black stone flower, here labeled Dagad Pool; two kinds, the dried lichen and the ground lichen. The counter person said the ground stuff isn't as tasty.
Big selection of spices and all sorts of goodies -a profusion of dal, canned food, jarred sauces and condiments, frozen food, cosmetics, incense, Puja supplies, cooking utensils and so on.
The person at the counter says they sometimes get taro leaves (they have an Indian Fijian bent) so I may get to satisfy my desire for lau lau sooner than later.
Its clean and well organized.
Mumbai Bazaar: http://www.mboutlet.com/
2021 West Winton Avenue, Hayward 94545