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Panko bread crumbs

foodseek Sep 1, 2007 10:17 AM

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. Gary Soup RE: foodseek Sep 1, 2007 10:23 AM

    Just about any Chinese market will have them.

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      foodseek RE: Gary Soup Sep 1, 2007 10:27 AM

      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.

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      Sitka RE: foodseek Sep 1, 2007 10:25 AM

      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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        Gary Soup RE: Sitka Sep 1, 2007 10:37 AM

        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.

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          baseballfan RE: Gary Soup Sep 1, 2007 11:39 AM

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

      2. Beach Chick RE: foodseek Sep 1, 2007 11:44 AM

        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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          foodseek RE: Beach Chick Sep 1, 2007 01:51 PM

          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.

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            manda RE: foodseek Sep 3, 2007 04:57 PM

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

        2. Glencora RE: foodseek Sep 1, 2007 12:53 PM

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

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            AntarcticWidow RE: Glencora Sep 2, 2007 01:43 PM

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

          2. Robert Lauriston RE: foodseek Sep 2, 2007 06:35 PM

            Berkeley Bowl.

            1. Carrie 218 RE: foodseek Sep 3, 2007 07:51 AM

              Nijiya Market in Japantown.

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                mrs bacon RE: foodseek Sep 3, 2007 08:51 AM

                Andronico's has them in the Asian section.

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                  foodseek RE: mrs bacon Sep 3, 2007 01:11 PM

                  Thanks so much for the leads and appreciate the help.

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                  lintygmom RE: foodseek Sep 3, 2007 02:42 PM

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

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