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Vietnamese broom

By AMY SCHERZER, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 7, 2002

It works like a broom and a dust mop, rave friends who swear a Vietnamese broom attracts dirt and crumbs like toads to a witches brew.

Okay, some of you may need lessons: Hold the bamboo handle with one hand to angle the thick straw in broad strokes or thin crevices.

Try it out for $2.99 at Oceanic Oriental Supermarket, 1609 N Tampa St.

If the broom doesn't sweep you away, the Asian grocery has plenty of other unusual imports. Open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 228-8110.

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