Need help finding a couple of ingredients in the Triangle
Preferably Chapel Hill/Durham where I live/work but venture over to Cary/Raleigh on occasion.
1) Tippo or '00' flour for making pasta and pizza crust.
2) Shiro dashi-- I'd like to try the shasimi recipe on chowhound that calls for this ingredient. The oriental markets in the Triangle are Chinese or Korean and tend to carry few Japanese items.
TIA for your help.
For the flour, I'd call a Southern Season. They might have it. This place: http://www.capriflavors.com/ might be worth a call too.
For the Shiro Dashi, I'd call this place: Toyo Shokuhin & Gift Shop 748 E Chatham St Ste L Cary, NC 27511-6928 (919) 319-1620 I've not found them particularly personable (or price reasonable) when going in, but they do have a great selection of Japanese products.
Shiro dashi does sound interesting. While my wife has been there a few times, I've only been to Toyo Shokuhin once. I really enjoyed the experience. In fact, just being in that part of Cary makes me happy. There are so many great stores and restaurants there...always a new nook to explore. Each time my wife or I have been in Toyo, we've walked out with at least one free gift with our order. Usually, it's a large can of Sapporo. When I went, they gave me a package of freshly made sushi and a package of red bean dumplings. They smile, I smile. It's all good.
I've gotten the 00 flour at Southern Season - every so often, Capri Flavors in Morrisville has it...but call first.