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Apr 29, 2012 07:04 AM

Bonito Flakes

I'd like to make that soba noodle soup from mark Bittman in today's NYT magazine. I googled it and Eden makes a kosher product, but my local butche/kosher market doesn't carry it. Has anyone seen it?

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  1. Are you sure Eden's bonito flakes are kosher? I haven't looked at them in a while, but I remember them being one of the few Eden products without a hechsher, and their website (which indicates which products are under the OK) doesn't say that they're kosher. I wish they were - I've looked on and off for hechshered bonito flakes for years.

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    1. re: GilaB

      You may be right. I gathered from the website that they're kosher, but the zoom didn't get close enough to really inspect the package.

      1. re: helou

        Here's the page for their bonito flakes: Note that below the description, there's a list of attributes of the product (low sodium, fat free, wheat free, etc.) For their kosher products, there's a little OK logo in that list, like here: Sadly, the bonito flakes lack the OK.

        1. re: GilaB

          Is there any in Israel? There are people coming and going all the time who could probably bring some back.

          1. re: helou

            were trying to make them in the pardes basement. not that that helps. we got whole bonito filleted it, salt cured it and are drying it out in front of a fan.

            1. re: Moishefrompardes

              Good luck, but that sort of effort is waaaaaaay out of my league. Interestingly,in my search for Bonito Flakes, I just watched a little youtube about them which states that most bonito flakes are now made with tuna, but are called bonito as a nod to the original ingredient.

              1. re: helou

                not to G-d forbid sound condescending in ANYway, but the amount of time it takes to post about ingredients, then hunt them down can sometimes be longer than making them.

                1. re: Moishefrompardes

                  Oh, I didn't take it that way. I just found it interesting.