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Where to buy 破布子(Cordia dichotoma)(Chinese/Taiwanese cuisine)?

Thanks.

Aug 10, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy 破布子(Cordia dichotoma)(Chinese/Taiwanese cuisine)?

I was reading an old thread "Help me understand what I ate from Mulan!" (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/859543). Does anyone know where to buy 破布子(Cordia dichotoma)? Someone said that you can buy it at any Asian store but I can't find any. Can you guys name a few? Thanks.

Aug 09, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy pork hocks near Waltham?

Too far. And maybe it's just me but I don't like the meat (live chicken and seafood are good) at Chinatown. That includes HongKong market in Allston and Chinatown, Boston. They don't taste right.

Aug 07, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy pork hocks near Waltham?

It's not about the quality of frozen meat. It's about food safety of carrying them in my situation. I will have to carry them in my car for about half an hour or more. With no air conditioning in a car, it is very hot. After I get home, I don't have a frig powerful enough to cool them down fast. So this piece of meat will be frozen --> thaw --> probably warm --> cool down (after a prolong period of time)--> finally back to about 3 degree Celsius after a long time in my frig. Isn't it a bad idea for food, especially raw meat/seafood, to go in cycles of frozen/thaw?

Aug 07, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy pork hocks near Waltham?

Cooked whole? I don't know about that but I don't. I have them in small pieces, usually stew them. I am still looking for receipt for baking them pink. But now that my stove is not available, well, this option is not available for now. If it's cooked whole, wow, that must be a big piece. In this case, you are probably fine with frozen pork hocks. Actually, you can probably consider pork picnic. It is the upper part of pigs' legs (I think). I just think that if you are ok with the whole of the lower part of pigs' legs (pork hocks), you are probably ok with the upper part. Pork picnic is so much easier to find. Market basket and stop&shop all have it. Pork picnic is too big for me. I know that about three years ago, stop&shop at Brigham circle, longwood medical area, Boston, had cut pork hocks everyday. That is how I got a habit of eating them.

Aug 07, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy pork hocks near Waltham?

Moody's in Waltham: don't have it.
dulock in Somerville: too far. H mart, Burlington is nearer. But I called. They have fresh pork hocks on regualr basis (pretty much) and it's ok to buy in small numbers. Can they cut it for you? I forgot to ask.
John Dewar's in Newton: accroding to internet, it's closed. Brockton is too far for me.
Meadow Mist Farm in Lexington: I email them. they don't have it. From the list she gave me, I don't think
they have pork at all. I am not sure. But it has a lot of produce.
home Volante Farms, in Needham: Too far. They say they don't have it but I can request for it and pick it up at the store.
Prime Butcher in Arlington Heights: Now this one is closer and yeah, they only have it frozen. The thing is, if it's frozen, they can't cut it for me. But they said, I can call ahead so they can thaw and cut it for me.
Russo's: I went to Russo's but they had only a handful of meat and seafood. One clerk told me that was all they had. I think that it is only a place for vegetable and fruit.

I guess that I can only choose H mart in Burlington and Prime Butcher in Arlington Heights. But I am not so sure about frozen meat. My car is old and doesn't have air conditioning. Carrying raw meat in a car on a hot summer day for like half an hour is not a good idea?
Is it? My apartment only has a compact refrigerator. It is really not as powerful as a regular size frig. So after half an hour inside a hot car in a hot summer day and it can't be cooled down by frig as soon as possible. So going to a place near my apt should be more important, should it? I am not sure about this.

Aug 07, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy pork hocks near Waltham?

I was looking for some pork hocks (not pork feet) near Waltham. The only place I found was Market Basket, Waltham, but the quality was so bad. It's dark red and had some juice. After cooking, it smelled so bad. I think they only have it like once a month. I am not sure. Anyway, that is the only place I know. So, does anyone know some other places where I can buy pork hocks? Not to be mistaken with pork feet, which only have skin and bones. You can find those at Stop&Shop on Pleasant Street, Watertown.

Aug 05, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy corned beef and cabbage (Waltham, Boston)?

All right, I tried both. Blue ribbon has more crispy vegetable maybe because they don't stew it for long. You can still taste the natural sweetness of vegetables. But I like stewing veg for a long time so it's very soft. Meat was ok. Chateau has soft veg, the way I like. Meat was ok. Basically, I think both are not bad choice for this dish.
I also tried market basket in Waltham. Really can't compare with restaurants. The meat is a little like sour? Veg has no taste. But, considering it's supermarket and much cheaper, it is good.

Mar 22, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

Where to buy corned beef and cabbage (Waltham, Boston)?

Hi, I would like to know where to buy ready-to-eat corned beef and cabbage in Waltham or greater Boston area. It can be a restaurant or super market. I don't know anywhere else. I live in Waltham but I can take a T (bus, subway) to buy it. It is not convenient to cook in my apartment. And, why do they always sell corned beef in bulk? Too much for me. I was very surprised to find that no place sells corned beef in like 1 lb or if I can ask them to cut it smaller. It is all packed and you have to buy the whole pack. thanks.

Mar 15, 2015
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy pork organ meats around Brookline/Boston?

Just called M. F. Dulock. They only sell pork heart, kidney, and liver. Lung is not ok in US. That's it. If anyone knows anywhere that sells more different types of pork organs, please do share. Thanks.

Oct 25, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy pork organ meats around Brookline/Boston?

Hi, I am looking for hard to find meat. I am interested in buying pork (pig) organs, like, urr, everything? Actually, animal organs are commonly used in cuisine of other cultures but it's really hard to buy in Boston. I guess I will be looking for, blood, bones, brain, tongue, snout (?), heart, liver, lung, kidney, stomach, diaphragm (thoracic ), all different parts of intestine, colon, and everything I can't think of at the moment. I already know several places at Chinatown selling those but I am looking for somewhere not at Chinatown and close to Brookline, if possible. I know H-mart in Burlington and Kan-man in Quincy have them, too, but they are too far. I am not doing retail business just for a single household. Thanks.

Oct 25, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy fresh / live seafood?

I went to New Deal fish market in Cambridge today. Their fish looks very good, fresh enough. They have salmon roe and flying fish roe, too. But unfortunately, they don't have much squid and don't look that good. That was the reason I went to New Deal today so I didn't buy anything. Overall, a good fish market to shop but can't beat the freshness you can find at Chinatown. I would say it's on the same level as H-mart in Burlington.
Don't go there early. They still tried to put out all the fish. Parking in street was easy but it's possible because I went there early. As I was leaving, I saw all the parking spots were being filled up gradually.

Oct 24, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy fresh / live seafood?

I wen to "Happy family" at Chinatown today. I didn't buy anything because I am done with seafood this week but I notice all their live clams look healthier than C-mart. All fish looks good, too. Another place to shop. I tried Sakanaya in Allston before but their Sashimi looked awful! The color just wasn't right. It looked like that Sashimi had been there for a few days. I notice they really didn't have many customers. For Sashimi, I recommend that Japanese store in Medford and H-mart in Burlington. There may be some places at Union square? I don't know. But I will try New Deal for fresh squid and octopus. This is a real challenge because fresh squid is hard to find. Hong Kong market in Allston is urr..., I am not sure. They don't look so reliable.
About the parasite in fish issue. I didn't know it's like that. How about halibut, flounder, Chilean sea bass, and wild sea bass?

Does anyone know if New Deal in Cambridge has a parking lot or if parking around there is easy? Thanks.

Oct 13, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy fresh / live seafood?

A little follow-up. I tried Cindy the fishlady at Brookline farmer's market today and it was really good. I had haddock and she said it was caught today. I think I will try that "happy family" at China town some time soon. New deal is in Cambridge, a little far from my place but with more convenient hours. I may try it soon, too. A fish share is not convenient for my schedule. Besides, I will have to learn how to get rid of parasites in fish. That's what it indicates on their website. I need to think about my cutting skills and how well my eye sight is. thanks.

Oct 11, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy fresh / live seafood?

I am looking for a market/place to buy some really fresh seafood. If it offers live seafood, that's even better but no necessary. The only place I know to get live seafood is those market at Chinatown. There is also Legal seafood market in Chestnut Hill but it can't beat the live seafood at Chinatown, not to mention the price at Legal is pretty high. There is also fresh seafood at H-mart in Burlington but it's too far from Brookline, where I live. Besides, it still can't beat the live seafood at Chinatown, in term of freshness. Is there some where else which I can buy fresh seafood? Thanks.

Oct 01, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy Kaffir Lime Leaves for planting purpose?

I am thinking about growing Kaffir Lime Leaves at my apartment, by the windows. Is this possible and how? I like fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves. If it's not hard, I would like to give it a try. Thanks.
P.S. Kaffir Lime Leaves are commonly used in Thai cuisine.

Oct 01, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy duck legs around greater Boston area?

I used to go to Market Basket a lot. I have never seen them there, somerville or Burlington. I just called both of them and they said they don't sell duck meat. I think maybe it's just one time thing.

Jun 03, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy duck legs around greater Boston area?

N Quincy is a kind of too far for me. Do you know any other places? All stop&shop I know don't have it. The only one I heard might have it is the one in Watertown. I called them last night and they said they don't have it at all. Funny, people keep saying that here or there (around this area) might have it but I really haven't seen one!

Jun 03, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy duck legs around greater Boston area?

Ming Kee Live poultry, 54 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111, (617) 482-3618
The other place doesn't have a store name so I can't google it. It's only about one block away from it.
I think small quantity is better because I wouldn't know what to do with like 24 duck legs. haha. I don't eat that many ducks. thanks.

Jun 03, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy duck legs around greater Boston area?

I just called them and they said they don't sell duck legs. ?????
Ok, I called them again and now they have it. I guess it's just a matter of the person if he/she is knowledgeable about it. So, yes, three duck legs per pack and about 10-12 dollars. I will keep in mind if I can't find anywhere else. I am still looking for a place to buy individual duck legs. Thanks!

Jun 03, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area

where to buy duck legs around greater Boston area?

The thing is, for some reason, there are fewer and fewer places selling ducks, especially duck legs. Now, I know there are at least two places at Chinatown that sell live ducks. Of course, they handle it for you. You don't need to learn how to kill and clean a duck. But they sell it as a whole and that is too much for me. At least two market at Chinatown sell duck parts. I don't like their quality. H mart in Burlington and Whole Foods only sell duck breast. John Dewar meat shop in Wellesley (new location) and Savenor's (I think?) sell duck legs, but pricy.

I google a little and learned that in the past, some whole foods and stop&shop sell duck legs, That's where you can get not-so-expensive duck legs. But now, whole foods only sells duck breast and stop&shop doesn't sell ducks (anymore?). So, where can I buy duck legs that are not so expensive and not at Chinatown ? Thanks.

Jun 02, 2012
chow_how in Greater Boston Area