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Looking for Kobe beef and Green Tea Truffles - East Bay preferred

Cheesy Oysters Jan 12, 2011 10:24 AM

We are doing a Japanese dinner for a school event. We might grill a small portion of Kobe beef. Does anyone have a supplier in the East Bay? Also I've seen Earl Grey truffles but has anyone seen any truffles infused with Green Tea?
Thanks in advance.

  1. Ruth Lafler Jan 12, 2011 11:16 AM

    According to this story, Socola in Oakland makes green tea truffles: http://socolachocolatier.foodoro.com/...

    Does Cafe Rouge carry Kobe?

    Cafe Rouge
    1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler
      Robert Lauriston Jan 12, 2011 11:31 AM

      No Kobe at Cafe Rouge I've ever seen. I've never seen real Kobe beef except in restaurants.

      I've seen Wagyu (domestic knockoff, sort of) at Andronico's and Trader Joe's.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        AdamD Jan 12, 2011 11:48 AM

        Wagyu refers to the cattle, both domestically and in Japan. Kobe refers to wagyu beef from Kobe, Japan. Its a misnomer.

        I got this from yelp but try

        Bryans quality meats
        3473 California St
        San Francisco, CA 94118

        Antonelli's Meat Fish & Poultry
        3585 California St
        San Francisco, CA 94118

        cant attest to the accuracy

        Id guess you caould find the green tea truffles at a Japantown bakery/patisserie

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