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Where Can I Get Konnyaku?

bitsubeats Sep 12, 2006 07:33 AM

I haven't checked super 88 or yoshinoya in porter square...but does anyone know if these stores or any other ones care this product? If so, what kinds do they carry?


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    ahipoke Sep 12, 2006 11:56 AM

    Kotobukiya in Porter Square definitely has it . If you're not picky about Japanese brand versus Chinese, I've also seen some at Ming's on Washington Street in varied forms - I imagine all the Chinese supermarkets may have it.

    1. Raedia Sep 12, 2006 06:43 PM

      I've gotten the konnyaku shirataki noodles at Kotobukiya, and they also have the big squares of it. I don't know if there are any other kinds... but I'm not the most knowledgeable about it either!

      1. bitsubeats Sep 12, 2006 08:10 PM

        thanks for all the feedback...where did the heck did I get "yoshinoya" from?

        I think I will go to porter square this friday and check out the "squares" of konnyaka. Seems as though I can do more with it than noodles

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        1. re: bitsubeats
          Alan408 Sep 12, 2006 08:21 PM

          where did the heck did I get "yoshinoya" from?

          In California; Yoshinoya is the name of a "fast food" chain.

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          amatto Sep 12, 2006 08:28 PM

          In Cambridge, Central Square, Yoshinoya is a Japanese grocery store..on Prospect St. Also you can find the Japanese gyudon fast food chain "Yoshinoya" in NYC (near Times Square). (But I prefer Matsuya, myself..I wish they were also in the States)

          1. bitsubeats Sep 12, 2006 09:53 PM

            I must've been thinking about the grocery store on prospect st. I have never been there but always drive by it on the way to inman square. Would they care konnyaku?

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            1. re: bitsubeats
              amatto Sep 13, 2006 04:51 PM

              I'm not sure, but there is a good chance Yoshinoya would
              carry it. Give'em a call (quick google search gives their
              number as 617-491-8221).

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              coffee1004 Sep 13, 2006 03:18 AM

              Reliable market in Union Sq. also has it for sure. I am not sure but I may have seen it at Russo's too (Don't quote on me!).

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                bitsubeats Sep 13, 2006 06:40 PM

                reliable market, eh? I wonder why Korean grocery stores sell japanese products, but japanese stores tend not to carry korean things? Both cuisines have a surprising number of things in common yet are completely opposite.

                what is russo's by the way? Also, does reliable carry japanese or korean konnyaku?

                1. re: bitsubeats
                  Raedia Sep 14, 2006 04:36 PM

                  Russo's is a large market in Watertown by the river which carries a fantastic assortment of very fresh, inexpensive and exotic produce. Many varieties of all the staples, but also Asian and South American vegetables that you don't usually see - gai lan, bok choy, bitter melon, plantains, lemongrass, lychees, etc. They also make their own pasta and have great deli and bakery sections. I'm always shocked by how good the value is there.

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                coffee1004 Sep 13, 2006 08:22 PM


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