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Hi, does anyone know where I can buy Ginger flower in the Bay Area?

asked by Archita Patel almost 4 years ago
10 answers 2416 views
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added almost 4 years ago

I would check out groceries in San Francisco's Chinatown!

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 4 years ago

Good idea. You might also try Real Foods.

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added almost 4 years ago

Yea, I am going to try going there soon. It's just a drive so i figured i would ask if anyone knows of a place. thank you though. :)

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added almost 4 years ago

I don't know what 'ginger flower' is. Is it powdered dry ginger (might be ginger flour?) which would be the commonly available spice; is it some form of flowers from the ginger plant? or some kind of baking flour with some form of ginger added? Sorry, I'd like to know how it is used.

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added almost 4 years ago

Hi Susan,

Ginger flower, is the flower of a ginger plant. It's an ingredient in Asam Laksa (a Malaysian dish). I believe it is also used in other dishes as well. I have never used it before. But, wanted to try it out.

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added almost 4 years ago

Hey Susan, Just back from the grocery store where I bought MYOGA-- which I thought was ginger flower, but Wikipedia says no, its Myoga Ginger. So I think Archita is looking for this maybe

http://nyonyafood.rasamalaysia...

I know how to use myoga but not flowertorch ginger.
I took the picture and was going to upload but

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added almost 4 years ago

It worked!

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added almost 4 years ago

BGT. thanks for the photo! That looks like a grocer's tray that they're on. Archita, did you find them? They look remarkable!

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added almost 4 years ago

Yes, Susan, I bought these at the grocers. Mine in the garden don't start coming up until July and they keep coming up for about 6 weeks. Myoga Ginger is not really a flower but the bud next to the ground that will become the flower stalk.

Archita, did you find find your flower-torch ginger?

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added almost 4 years ago

Sorry, that description sounds quite terrible. It's really a great fresh ginger taste usually eaten raw to accent flavors like in chicken salad, etc.