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Jul 17, 2008 07:44 PM

where to buy hijiki?

Hi there,
Does anyone know where to buy hijiki seaweed? I would prefer to find it in Northern Virginia, but I'm flexible. Thanks!

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  1. Pretty much any health food store will stock it dried, as will any pan-Asian store with a Korean or Japanese section. I am reasonably certain I've seen it at Whole Foods, but you could call them to ask prior to driving.

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    1. re: PollyG

      Thanks! I'm definitely looking for dried hijiki, so I will check around. I figured that I might be able to find it at Asian grocery stores, but I didn't even think to look at Whole Foods. I appreciate the tips!

      1. re: sunwise

        ok I'll bite as there are no stupid questions...

        how does hijiki differ from nori - not rolled into sheets?

        1. re: hill food

          hi hill food, it looks like this;
          before & after soaking - and used in dishes like this

          hope this helps!

          1. re: brooke

            oh yeah I want hijiki.

            not likely to find it around here, but my eyes are open.