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Calbee seaweed & salt potato chips?

Robert Lauriston Nov 22, 2013 08:07 AM

Any local sightings of these Japanese chips? They're available mail-order but that jacks up the cost.

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    essvee Nov 22, 2013 10:03 AM

    I used to get them at the sweet shop on 9th and I think Harrison in Oakland Chinatown. God I love those, haven't had em for years. Wonder if 99 Ranch has them?

    1. possumspice Nov 22, 2013 10:08 AM

      fairly sure i've seen these at the 16th and mission walgreens, which has a largish japanese snack section for some reason.

      1. Tripeler Nov 22, 2013 03:55 PM

        The Calbee chips worth looking out for are the "kata-age" thick chips made "kettle style". They come in many flavors; my favorites are Yuzu Kosho, Garlic and Nori.

        1. sosdiaz Nov 22, 2013 04:34 PM

          There are some on Amazon 12 for $ 20.31

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            shanghaikid Nov 22, 2013 05:10 PM

            calbee's shop at westfield, s.f. closed recently.

            calbee has a manufacturing plant in farifield, ca.
            2600 maxwell way
            (707)427-2500

            1. Robert Lauriston Nov 22, 2013 05:20 PM

              Daiso in SF has them plus some other imported-from-Japan flavors.

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                kcchan Nov 22, 2013 06:14 PM

                I've purchased them from the 99 Ranch in Newark before.

                1. ckshen Nov 22, 2013 10:09 PM

                  All 99 ranches has the Hong Kong produced version. Mitsuwa in San Jose has the Japanese produced version. They taste similar.

                  I'd also speculate that many markets that serve Chinese will have them as this product is highly popular in Hong Kong.

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                    gnomatic Nov 23, 2013 01:04 PM

                    The chinese grocery stores in Chinatown has them. Just saw it at Ming Lee Market (759 Jackson St), $2.39 for the big bag.

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                      essvee Dec 14, 2013 12:02 PM

                      Confirming that Sweetheart Company at 9th and Harrison in Oakland Chinatown still carries them. Also has another brand, Koikeya, which are tasty as well. Yum! Thanks for spurring my memory of them, Robert.

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                        essvee Dec 14, 2013 12:11 PM

                        They also have an awesome steamed ginger milk there.

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                        wintersweet Dec 14, 2013 12:39 PM

                        Any 99 Ranch Market or Marina.

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                          kc72 Dec 14, 2013 12:40 PM

                          saw at Richmond 99 Ranch last week

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                            nerdigrrl Dec 18, 2013 02:23 PM

                            omg, I love these!
                            I've bought bags at Koreana Plaza in Oakland, and Tokyo Fish Market in Berkeley

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