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Jan 16, 2013 09:38 PM

Japanese grocery w/ Bonito?

Does anyone know of a grocery story, even those in Metairie, that have bonito, the entire fish, not just a container of bonito flakes? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Your "even those in Metairie" line made me chuckle. The best ethnic shopping in our area is all in the suburbs. The best Japanese centric supermarket in these parts is Asian Gourmet Market, 3239 Williams, in Kenner. It isn't a huge store, but it has more Japanese items than the larger Hong Kong Market. If AGM doesn't have whole bonito, I'm sure it can be ordered for you. I've never looked for it, so I can't say if it is a stock item or not.

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste

      Thanks much, HG. As it turns out, I was recently at Hong Kong Market and surprised despite their selection that they only had the bonito powder, not even flakes. It seemed that a place on Williams was probably the place to try.

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