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Panko bread crumbs

I was informed yesterday that Trader Joes in no longer carrying Panko bread crumbs. Since this was my go to spot for item, wondering if any 'hounds can point me to a local store which carry item? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Just about any Chinese market will have them.

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    1. re: Gary Soup

      Thanks Gary- I thought so but I am very much a creature of habit with shopping. That is what I enjoy most about Chowhound-expanding my horizon and becoming more adventurous with food.

    2. Any Japanese store as well - but I think I've seen it at regular grocery stores in the Oriental food section (Safeway and probably Lucky's)

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      1. re: Sitka

        I think you are right about Safeway, but they usually jack up the price of "ethnic" food ingredients so much I hesitate to even mention it.

        1. re: Gary Soup

          Safeway does have them but the price is outrageous for a much smaller quantity.

      2. What...No TJ Panko Bread Crumbs?
        They have some of the best around...I used to get mine at Von's for under $2 bucks but found that TJ's were far more superior.

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          After not seeing them yesterday at TJs near Fisherman Wharf, I asked and manager said they were no longer carrying them since they weren't selling well. I really did like them but never purchased elsewhere so no comparison as of yet. Sounded like it was a storewide lack of Panko but not sure.

          1. re: foodseek

            I found some at the San Mateo location yesterday so fans of TJ's Panko crumbs may want to check their local store.

        2. Tokyo market in Berkeley has three different kinds. (BTW, is "fine" better than regular?)

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          1. re: Glencora

            This is just a guess, but I think "fine" may refer to the texture of the crumbs.

            1. Nijiya Market in Japantown.

              1. Andronico's has them in the Asian section.

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                1. re: mrs bacon

                  Thanks so much for the leads and appreciate the help.

                2. Koreana Plaza in Oakland, where you can also get great ready-to-cook marinated meat and all kinds of Asian goodies.