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where to get nigari(magnesium chloride)for tofu in east bay?

bataille2 Nov 18, 2010 02:01 PM

does anyone know anywhere in the east bay that carries nigari, the coagulant used for making tofu? ranch99 in richmond doesn't(at least that's what they said on the phone). i can order it from amazon but i'd rather buy it locally.

thanks. dj

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    kc72 RE: bataille2 Nov 18, 2010 02:09 PM

    I think my relative found it at Yaoya-San in El Cerrito (in the Jay Vee Center).

    1. wolfe RE: bataille2 Nov 18, 2010 03:09 PM

      Try calling Tokyo Fish.
      http://www.tokyofish.net/

      1. bataille2 RE: bataille2 Nov 18, 2010 03:43 PM

        thanks for the replies. so far & for future reference: tokyo fish does NOT have it but yaoya-san does. thanks again.

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          chaseshadows RE: bataille2 Nov 19, 2010 07:46 PM

          This isn't exactly East Bay, but I've seen it at Mitsuwa in San Jose. I'm guessing that similar Japanese markets would have it too.

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          Mitsuwa
          675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

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            vulber RE: bataille2 Nov 20, 2010 12:24 PM

            Rainbow Grocery has it (also, obviously not east bay)

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            Rainbow Grocery
            1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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