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Where can I buy CASSAVA leaves in Philadelphia?

I spent the summer doing health work in Rwanda and will now be hosting three Rwandan medical students who are doing rotations of our university hospital. I'd like to make them a traditional Rwandan "buffet" and cassava leaves are part and partial to this meal. Any ideas where I can buy cassava leaves in Philadelphia? Maybe at an Asian produce market? Or a hispanic produce market (cassava is the same thing as yuca, after all). To clarify, I want the leaves not the roots. Any leads would be most appreciated!

Nov 30, 2010
nwtransplantne in Philadelphia

Rainbow Cookies

Almond paste and (usually) apricot preserves and the colors of the Italian Flag (if you pretend the yellow is white, that is), what's not to like? Hard to make and easy to eat. Anyone know where you can buy them, fresh, in Philly? I'm guessing that there's somewhere in the Italian Market but I'm not sure just where... Thanks, hounds!

Dec 12, 2009
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Best Fish and Chips in Philadelphia?

I've had the fish and chips at Aspen before. They're pretty good, but the fish tacos there are better...

May 27, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Best Fish and Chips in Philadelphia?

I prefer fish and chips where the batter/breading isn't too thick. Any suggestions for good places in Philly? Thanks.

May 25, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Manayunk: Recommendations?

Manayunk seems like a promising, nearby escape from the chain restaurant wasteland of East Falls and City Line Ave. Any recommendations for restaurants on or around Main Street? All cuisines are fair game--although the restaurant needs to have fish and/or vegetarian options for me (in addition to beef/lamb/chicken/duck/etc. for my dining partner). Mid-range prices are a must (i.e. the prices at Jake's don't mesh too well with educational loans). Thanks!

Jan 31, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

East Falls: Recommendations?

I know that Center City is just a hop, skip and a jump away... but, alas, medical school doesn't allow much time for eating out--or anything else! Any hidden gems in or within a few minutes (literally) of East Falls? I'm game for any type of ethnic food and enjoy both hole-in-the-wall places with great food and fancy pants places with great service to match. BYOYs and restaurants with liquor are both fine as well. Anything but chains restaurants, really! Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

Jan 26, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Strongbow Cider in Cans by the Case?

Thanks for checking! I live in inner West Philly, so it's even a convenient location for me.

Jan 13, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp/Squid/etc. in Philadelphia

So I tried out SLK and got the Salt Baked Trio (Squid, Scallop, Shrimp) and I was a little disappointed: it just wasn't nearly peppery enough. And I'm used to having more of the dry "sauce" onions, peppers, etc. alongside. However, I did try the snow pea leaves and they were great! The hot and sour soup was also good--a rare version that's actually sour!

I'll keep trying the other places you all recommended and see if I can't find the version of Salt Baked/Salt and Pepper that I'm craving.

Thanks again!

Jan 13, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp/Squid/etc. in Philadelphia

Thanks so much for the replies! I wasn't aware that "salt baked" was synonymous with "salt and pepper"; seems odd, since it's fried not baked. Ha.

I think I'll have to try Shiao Lan Kung to start--especially, since they have Salt Baked Tofu for my kosher dining companion! And other must-have dishes there? Some sort of vegetable, perhaps?

I'm also a fan of soft-shelled crab, so that'll have to be next.

Jan 11, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Strongbow Cider in Cans by the Case?

It's pretty much the only cider that I will drink. Nothing like Woodchuck and similar brands. Strongbow is dry and crisp. And for some reason, it tastes better from the can than from the bottle. I know where to buy it by the case in bottles, but does anyone know where I can buy a case of Strongbow in cans? Thanks!

FYI: McGlinchy's (on 15th, just north of Spruce) and Tattoo Moms (South Street, around 5th or so) both serve Strongbow in the can. Sugar Moms (in Old City) has it on tap.

Jan 11, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp/Squid/etc. in Philadelphia

Hey-

I just got back from visiting family on the west coast and, having hit up all of my favorite eateries there, I'm again craving some of the Asian foods that I haven't been able to find in Philadelphia... In particular, anyone know of any places (as close to Center City as possible, preferably, although I will always travel for amazing food!) that have salt and pepper shrimp (or squid or fish). It's deep fried in an über light batter with lots of salt and pepper and tossed with sautéd onions and hot peppers. Funny how such a simple seasoning combo can be so good! Thanks in advance for any tips, fellow foodies.

Jan 11, 2008
nwtransplantne in Pennsylvania