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Get Connected => Restaurants & Food => Topic started by: artsub on May 29, 2008, 11:22:30 AM

Title: jicama
Post by: artsub on May 29, 2008, 11:22:30 AM
where can i buy fresh jicama? i've only had it prepared, so i'm not even sure i know what it looks like unpeeled and unchopped.
Title: Re: jicama
Post by: Shelby2 on May 29, 2008, 11:52:55 AM
I'm a huge fan of jicama and once made a jicama, cucumber and mango salad that was really tasty.  I think I've seen it locally at Trade Fair on 75th/37th.
Here's a photo so you'll know what it looks like.
http://img.timeinc.net/cooking/flavorprofiles/jicama2_m.jpg
Title: Re: jicama
Post by: artsub on May 29, 2008, 02:24:02 PM
thanks. trade fair does not seem to have it.
Title: Re: jicama
Post by: artsub on June 11, 2008, 02:49:38 PM
i did finally find jicama at trade fair. :)
Title: Re: jicama
Post by: lindsey on June 12, 2008, 04:49:56 PM
Jicama sprinkled with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and a bit of chili powder is awesome in hot weather.
Title: Re: jicama
Post by: Shelby2 on March 03, 2009, 03:27:58 PM
The large fruit and vegetable market on 82nd St., about a half block from Roosevelt on the Elmhurst side, has jicama today.  It looks very fresh and I believe the price is 99 cents a pound.

This market is open 24 hours a day and seems about as good as the other produce markets around (possibly better on fruit and average or less good with vegetables).  They also have a small selection of groceries, and a large dairy area. 
Title: Re: jicama
Post by: ECG on March 04, 2009, 04:48:35 PM
Jicama siting in Met on 37th this afternoon!