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dashi in Houston?

lazy_engineer Feb 5, 2009 12:54 PM

Does anyone know where I can find dashi, or dashi granules in Houston? I went to Hong Kong Market and they said they don't stock it (although they stock Miso). I haven't found it at H-E-B, either.

  1. absurdnerdbird Feb 5, 2009 01:37 PM

    Try Kazy's Gourmet on Bellaire Blvd, I think it's around Kirkwood/Wilcrest, on the north side of the street. Lots of Japanese food items.

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      Pirate Paul Feb 16, 2009 01:48 PM

      There's an Asian community and several restaurants and stores (at least one is a big, full-blown grocery) either on Fuqua or Scarsdale, in the vicinity of Beamer. I'm sorry I can't remember a name.
      I bought Dashi at one of them. It is Shimaya brand (made in Japan) "Bonito Flavored" Soup Stock, and comes 10 bags (2 tsp each) to a box. Warning: Contains MSG. $2.69/box.

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        Pirate Paul Feb 24, 2009 02:07 PM

        Update: It's the big Hong Kong Grocery on Scarsdale at Beamer where I just saw some, at least three kinds. Down the road to the east, the smaller My Quang Food Market at Scarsdale and IH-45 has similar items, but this time I couldn't find any dashi there.

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        jindomommy Feb 16, 2009 10:28 PM

        Actually, I've seen it in Central Market Dallas. Good luck. I can't believe you are having a hard time finding it. I think dashi comes in most tempura mixes, but I could be wrong. It's what you use to make the tempura sauce.

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          eowynnie Feb 17, 2009 02:37 PM

          I don't know if they actually have dashi, but you can try the Japanese market off of Westheimer by the Beltway called Nippon Daido. I think that's the name.

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            jindomommy Feb 18, 2009 05:44 PM

            I just went to Central Market Dallas and saw the bonito dashi (dashi is just Japanese soup stock and there are different types...kombu, mushroom, bonito, etc). If you go to the a CM Partner ask for the "Shibuyu bonito soup stock." Good luck. If you get really desperate, you can order it online at asianfoodgrocer.com. I've ordered some products from them. Their selection of dashi is much greater...kombu and katsuo which I believe is bonito.

            1. absurdnerdbird Feb 24, 2009 07:34 AM

              This past Saturday, saw about 5 or 6 brands of dashi granules at Hong Kong Market on Bellaire, aisle 6.

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                l58child Nov 2, 2009 08:13 AM

                I just bought dashi kombu yesterday at Hubbell & Hudson in The Woodlands; phone no is 281) 203-5641.

                1. air Nov 2, 2009 08:49 AM

                  Nippon Daido should definitely have dashi, it shouldn't be hard to find. You can also try HK Market or Super H-Mart.

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                    wompa164 Nov 4, 2009 03:37 PM

                    They do - I just bought some there last week. They have about 4-5 different kinds and in different sizes.

                    Also, Nippon Daido was going to be my suggestion as well. Great little shop with lots of friendly employees and a great selection, go check it out!

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