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Jul 3, 2012 04:14 PM

can one buy kashk in the central vancouver island area?

Just wondering. I've been getting more and more into persian cooking and thought I'd throw it out there.

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  1. I am not sure if there is an Iranian or Middle Eastern store in that region nor the Iranian population to support it. Kashk can be made at home simply as it is just whey (also called qurut or yazdie). You can buy some from Vancouver and freeze it in small amounts?

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    1. re: lunchslut

      Thanks, that's actually a really good ideal. I never thought about making it. And for sure, next time I'm on the mainland, I'll grab some.

    2. They have kashk (and everything else Persian) at Persia Foods.

      They have 4 locations:
      1469 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
      118 w 15, North Vancouver
      6437 Main St, Vancouver
      3827 w Broadway, Vancouver

      The traditional kashk is dried whey in the shape of small balls. These balls are boiled in water to reconstitute the kashk.

      Today kashk is normally sold in bottled form. It is a thick paste which you add water to and boil. You will want to use a few tablespoons of the paste with a cup or so of water and boil it until it is about the consistency of a stew (some people like theirs thinner; I prefer mine thicker)