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Silly question Agar-Agar in NJ, where can I pick it up

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where can I pick it up?

thanks!

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  1. I don't know if they will sell to the general public but try here - www.foodcolor.com
    Good Luck.

    1. Any Asian market will carry it.

      1. Asian markets, health food stores... Starting mushroom cultures? :-)

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        1. re: equal_Mark

          Didn't even think to check Hong Kong supermarket. Thanks.

          No, making a dessert believe it or not.

          1. re: RPMcMurphy

            Any chance you're making marshmallows? I got what I thought was agar agar from my local Asian market to make some and they ended up smelling so strongly of fish/seaweed that I couldn't even bring myself to try one.

          2. re: equal_Mark

            Yum, makes me think that I should start a few Oyster mushroom bags. My Shitaki bag is all done and no sense starting a new one of those until the Fall.

          3. Anyone know where I would find it in say....Hong Kong supermarket? Spent about 20 minutes looking today, and even more time trying to explain to someone what I was looking for....no dice! haha.

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            1. re: RPMcMurphy

              if you live near a Whole Foods Market, they often have it in the aisle with other Asian ingredients - look for it amid the hanging packages of seaweed. alternatively, check your local health or natural food store - they typically carry it.

              1. re: RPMcMurphy

                Usually in the dry ingredient area where they have stuff like rice flour (small clear bags). I haven't bought it in years and it might even come in a box, but it's in that section.

                1. re: monku

                  Yeah, tried there, I'll try again, they pointed me to the non powdered green dried stuff.

              2. Try Harmony Natural Foods. They have a huge selection of foods, with many hard-to-find items.

                Harmony Natural Foods
                (732) 671-7939
                1521 Rt-35, Middletown, NJ 07748

                1. Fisher Scientific or VWR Scientific -- you are referring to the same Agar used for growing bacteria, right?

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                  1. re: jks19714

                    He's making a desert.

                    1. re: monku

                      And here the heathen "bugs" always ate it as the main course. :-)