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Where could I buy some authentic dashi without going to Japantown?

I was thinking of the HIME brand dried soups stock called Dashi no Moto. this is good for clear soup. doesn't have soy sauce in it. But has MSG.
The liquid ones like Kikkoman Memmi are for udon. Has more of a soy sauce taste to it.

Apr 18, 2012
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area

Where could I buy some authentic dashi without going to Japantown?

Where are you? Try Tokyo fish market on San Pablo in Berkeley just North of Gilman. Ranch 99 in El Cerrito - mostly Chinese food but should have it. the kind that looks like large tea bag is better than the stuff you dump directly in the water. I use HIME brand. Most of the dashi has MSG.

Apr 18, 2012
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area

preperformance dinner Palo alto

wow everyone thank you. Now I have to go back to Palo Alto to eat at all these places! I love chow hounders.

Nov 08, 2011
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area

Suggestions for Thai in Bay Area while Ruen Pair is closed?

Soi Four Oakland on College Ave

Oct 30, 2011
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area

Your best lentil soup recipe?

from Williams-Sonoma Soup for Supper:; indian red lentil soup

1 1/2 c red lentils, wash/drain/sort/saute with 1 large chopped onion in butter<-season with gr coriander/cumin, 2 tsp fresh grated ginger (don't skip this) 1/2 tsp gr turmeric - you can skip this if you hate turmeric, pinch cayenne. 6 c water/chicken or vegetbale broth. bring to boil/simmer until lentis are soft 30-40 minutes. Puree, stir in 1 1/2 c diced tomatoes -reheat, salt/pepper/fresh cilantro. voila .

Oct 30, 2011
lovejazz61 in Home Cooking

preperformance dinner Palo alto

Hi - going to see Merce Cunningham Nov 1 at Stanford LIvely Arts. would like to get to PA early and beat the traffic which would entail eating in Palo Alto that night. Any suggestions for dinner: Asian/fusion/California - anything but pizza or burgers Thank you.

Oct 30, 2011
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area

East Bay Chow Please!!

this is really an old posting? 2001? if you're still starving in Contra Costa:; Soi 4 in Oakland has great Thai food on College Avenue
Ajanta is great Indian food on Solano Ave in Berkeley
for breakfast try Jimmy Beans on Gilman and 7th street in Berkeley.
i personally think Lalime's has gone downhill while their prices went way up
Bay wolf in Oakland is great for lunch. pricey for dinner/good/reliable/great service.
happy eating

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Ajanta Restaurant
1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Lalime's
1329 Gilman, Berkeley, CA 94706

Jimmy Bean's
1290 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Oct 10, 2010
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area

East Bay Regional Mexican?

Talavera is tiny place Solano and Peralta in Berkeley. a cut above the usual, fish tacos particularly good. Service is a little slow because they cook your food when you order it.

Jul 11, 2010
lovejazz61 in San Francisco Bay Area