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Mar 18, 2012 01:02 PM

Where can I find a 6.5" round ginger grater in Edmonton?

The last two times in Edmonton I asked at T&T and was told they did not carry them. Are you aware of any other stores that do? If not I will just order from Amazon.

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  1. I doubt you will find one at an Asian grocery store as they usually use just their cleavers and mince, or a mortar and pestle if they need to grind.

    Did you try the cookware stores in Edmonton? Personally, I use my microplane.

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    1. re: anonymoose

      I use my microplane as well but prefer ginger graters as I grate a lot of ginger. Those with the lip around them are especially nice for collecting the juice (which I now do in a bowl).

      Will check a couple of cookware stores this weekend. Maybe I'll just stick with my microplane.

      1. re: anonymoose

        Last I checked, Japan was still a country in Asia, and ginger graters are most likely found in Japanese markets (I have two, both purchased in Japan, however, not at Japanese markets in Canada).

        So if there is a well-stocked Japanese market in Edmonton, you can try seeing if it carries them.

        The tiny holes on 4-sided graters do a similar job, though are a greater pita to clean.

        1. re: prasantrin

          Sorry I thought Japanese markets would more likely carry metal oroshigane than the round ceramic graters.

          1. re: anonymoose

            No need to apologize. The metal ones are more traditional, but ime, the ceramic or plastic ones are more common in homes (or at least the homes I visited and/or lived in)

      2. You could try grating the ginger frozen. That way you don't really need to worry about collecting the juice. Keeping it and grating it (I use a microplane) seems to work really well for me, plus it doesn't get mouldy!

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        1. re: CulinaryRD

          Yes, that is what I do as well. Thanks anyway.

          1. re: chefathome

            I know it's not Edmonton but I sourced mine from Daiso in Richmond. Something to keep in mind if you know someone going to Vancouver.

            1. re: taiphun

              Thank you for that suggestion. We have not been to Vancouver ourselves for ages but my Mom was just there.

          2. re: CulinaryRD

            I do the same, I keep the ginger in the freezer and then use a regular cheese grater. I am not sure as to what extent the freezing affects the flavour.

            Bed Bath &Beyond in YEG advertises a ceramic "Ginger Grater".on their flier

          3. Thanks, everyone. My new ginger grater has arrived from Amazon I already love it. I used to use my microplanes but decided on this route as I grate a lot of it for Thai and Korean dishes and find collecting the juice more easily to be advantageous.