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Mar 18, 2009 02:36 PM

Where to buy Bincho charcoal in LA

Does anyone know where Bincho (Bincho-tan) charcoal can be purchased in LA? I'm willing to drive pretty much anywhere. Mitsuwa doesn't have it and the online retailer Murayoshi doesn't have a working email so I'm at a wall. Thanks.

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  1. I'm pretty sure that Marukai on Artesia in Gardena used to carry it. I haven't been in literally a couple of years, but they might be worth a try.

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      Thanks for the tip. They had it, at a price of course--$12.95 for a kilo.

    2. I've seen it at Nijiya on Sawtelle:

      Nijiya Market
      2130 Sawtelle Blvd # 105
      Los Angeles, CA 90025
      (310) 575-3300
      Mon ~ Sun 10:00am- 11:45pm