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Apr 13, 2011 01:48 PM

Where to find Agar Agar in Calgary

I'm using a tiramisu recipe that calls for gelatin but I want to use a vegetarian substitute, I've heard Agar Agar can be used instead. Does anyone know where I can find this in Calgary?

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  1. I got some at planet organic.

    1. I have seen it a Asian markets ( T and T )

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      1. re: Budca

        +1. I definitely got them from T&T Supermarket before. The ones I bought are clear plastic bag in thread form.

      2. Planet Organic & Community Natural Foods.

        1. Thanks guys. what form are these places selling it in i.e. powder, flakes, threads? And can I just directly substitute i for the gelatin?

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          1. re: MaxineJ

            i got powder, and I'm pretty sure it was at community natural foods.

            it works slightly differently than gelatin, and the ratios are not quite the same so IME you can't just straight substitute one for the other. It will likely take some experimenting. my first efforts were either too stiff or too runny. I still haven't quite got the hang of it...

            1. re: MaxineJ

              At T&T and other Asian markets the one I have found was powder as well.
              You have to sprinkle carefully and spread it out, otherwise it will clump.