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Mar 22, 2011 08:58 PM

Buttariga (Bottarga) and other Sardinian ingredients in Bay Area?

Does anyone know a good place in the Bay Area to find Sardian speciality foods? I'm particularly looking for Buttariga (Bottarga).

Thank you!

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  1. April 2010 thread. To my knowledge, no significant updates.

    1. specchio does a weeklong bottarga-themed thing, i believe

      1. La Ciccia for Sardianian meals.
        Substitute wūyúzi if all else fails.

        La Ciccia
        291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

        1. The Pasta Shop has bottarga sometimes.

          Pasta Shop
          5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          1. As a quick aside, the process of drying and curing mullet roe is not exclusive to Sardinia. There's a regional tradition of doing so along the coasts of northern Florida and also North Carolina, where mullet are also in abaundance. See the link below:


            Not sure if any regional purveyors can ship out here, but looking for distributors in the Southeast U.S. is another potential source of the product.