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Where to buy Shiro Miso paste in Montreal?

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Lindzlindzlindz Jun 13, 2011 08:13 PM

I was wondering if Shiro Miso was a standard thing carried in most Japanese grocery stores, and if so, where can I buy it in Montreal?

  1. cherylmtl Jun 13, 2011 10:03 PM

    If anyone would have it, it would be Miyamoto on Victoria in Westmount. You might give them a call to check.

    1. SnackHappy Jun 14, 2011 05:08 AM

      Shiro miso is easy to find. It's available at all the the Korean/Japanese supermarkets and even at some gourmet shops, health food stores and a few regular supermarkets.

      1. SourberryLily Jun 14, 2011 09:11 AM

        Miyamoto the japanese grocery
        Marche Hawai, in Ville St-Laurent also has a large Japanese aisle with all the products.

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          wattacetti Jun 14, 2011 09:41 AM

          Hawaii has a large aisle with Japanese products, but not necessarily from Japan. Apart from Miyamoto, Kim Phat in Brossard. Possibly Eden in La Cité, but I haven't been recently.

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            SourberryLily Jun 14, 2011 01:50 PM

            It's the same suppliers for the entire island. And i'm not sure that it's not japanese, most of it is japanese writing, not chinese.

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          Lindzlindzlindz Jun 14, 2011 10:38 AM

          Ah ok. Thanks. I guess location-wise my best bet is Miyamoto. Are there any other Japanese grocery stores that are more central (closer to downtown)?

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            wattacetti Jun 14, 2011 11:16 AM

            if I'm not mistaken, Miyamoto is the sole Japanese-only grocer in Montreal. La Cité is downtown (slightly north; Park and Prince Arthur) and you could give them a call before heading out.

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              kpzoo Jun 14, 2011 12:46 PM

              There's a Korean/Japanese grocer on Ste-Catherine West near Chomedy. Here's a list of a few groceries carrying Japanese items from another thread:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4543...

            2. porker Jun 14, 2011 06:51 PM

              I purchased Hanamaruki brand Shinsu Shiro Miso at Supermarche G&D, the newish Chinese grocery in the basement of the Swatow building in Chinatown 3 weeks ago.

              www.hanamaruki.co.jp

               
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                stak Jun 15, 2011 04:10 AM

                I would have thought miso was quite widely available - in most of the larger grocery stores (refrigerated health food section) and health food stores, in addition to the Asian specialty stores. I've seen the Amano brand in the white tub, as well as a local one - Massawipi or something. Might be worth trying your local grocery store first.

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                  Peaches to Poutine Jun 15, 2011 04:37 AM

                  I've been quite keen to try the Massawippi Miso brand but it's the high price tag which seems to turn me off.

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                  GreyPoupon Jun 15, 2011 09:34 AM

                  I buy shiro miso paste at Épicerie Eden in the mini-mall at Galeries du Parc (3575 ave du Parc). That shop is a great source of ingredients for all kinds of asian food - lots of organic stuff too!

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                    kpaxonite Jun 15, 2011 09:44 AM

                    yup- its always in stock.....and not just for asian food, lots of south american products are available

                    they have been reorganizing the shelves and adding new ones..ive been wondering what they are doing

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                      Lindzlindzlindz Jun 16, 2011 08:30 AM

                      Great. If it's always in stock, then I guess I can't go wrong going there.

                  2. SourberryLily Oct 3, 2011 11:30 AM

                    I know that this thread is a bit old but i just visited Banzai, in NDG. (2120 boulevard Decarie, near Sherbrooke intersection)

                    They had a large selection of miso paste in the fridge section (it's apart from the instant miso powders). Good prices too!

                    PS: they have a parking lot.

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