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Fresh Wasabi

SteveInSoCal Jun 26, 2006 06:29 AM

Does anyone know of someplace in the LA area that sells fresh wasabi root?

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  1. Mrs Fang RE: SteveInSoCal Jun 26, 2006 02:52 PM

    I've seen it at Surfas, and at Mitsuwa on occasion.

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      doughnut RE: SteveInSoCal Jun 27, 2006 06:20 AM

      mitsuwa and nijiya have it very very occasionally. it might be helpful to call the back offices and ask the produce people to get it for you. nijiya: 310 575-3300. ask for shimada san who is always nice; if you ask her she might be able to get it from the produce guy in torrance who works for the chain

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        cls RE: SteveInSoCal Jun 27, 2006 12:44 PM


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          michael08 RE: SteveInSoCal Jun 29, 2006 04:18 AM

          We bought two plants from Pac. Farms. We live in Agoura where it probably was too hot and dry. Still, 18 months later, we had a big enough tuber to grate. We transplanted the new, small tubers, but the plant died.
          It's worth a try, especially in a cooler climate.

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