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Nov 29, 2010 04:05 PM

japanese food market

Hi. I'm new to Montreal, from San Francisco. I'm looking for a market that sells Japanese food items, like katsuobushi, shoyu, wasabi, good short or medium grain rice, ponzu, rice vinegar, mirin, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.

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    1. I think our poster wants something more recent than an almost three year old thread. Montreal doesn't have a big Japanese population which, I think, really limits commercial activity. What are the best now, almost 2011?

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      1. re: extrabrocolli

        The info in that thread is still applicable. Nothing has changed save for the fact that the place on Décarie is now a second location of Jang Teu.

      2. Miyamoto (on Victoria st. in Westmount) is one of the few (or only?) real japanese store in Montreal.

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        1. re: Maximilien

          Only I think. Some of the other pan-Asian stores will also stock Japanese products (or imitations).

        2. There's a pretty decent Japanese/Korean grocery store on Sherbrooke Ouest, IIRC. I pass it every time I'm on the 105 bus.

          1. There is a big Japanese store next to Play it again Sports on Decarie below Sherbrooke a good selection of fresh, canned and frozen goods

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            1. re: finefoodie55

              And the other side of it is a Banzai.... Japanese version of Dollarama. The most interesting and fun things to have and behold!

              1. re: finefoodie55

                Thanks for the responses. I just went to the asian store next to Play it again Sports and picked up a whole bunch of stuff!

                1. re: tako

                  There is a korean epicerie where they have a lot of japanese products, I think it's 6151 Sherbrooke West. So far, best in price compared to Ja Mae or Miyamoto and you can find all basics!