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ISO of stone bowls for bibimbap

I am looking forward to making bibimbap and would love to achieve the crispy rice at the bottom from a stone bowl. I am not sure if I saw stone bowls at H-mart but would love to know where I can purchase these at an affordable price.

Jan 18, 2013
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Matsutake mushrooms in Vancouver

Aside from ordering online, has anyone seen Matsutake mushrooms on sale yet at Fujiya or Izumi-ya?

Oct 14, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Tellicherry Black Peppercorns in bulk

Hi - I'm looking to stock my pantry with these peppercorns and am wondering if there are any retailers that sell this in bulk at reasonable prices. Thanks.

Sep 30, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO Envy apple

Hi - does anybody know where I can find Envy apples...they been sold at select retailers and i was hoping that somebody may have come across them

Aug 04, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

what do you buy at Whole Foods?

I know Whole Foods is not the most popular place for those on a budget, but a recent trip to the Cambie location produced some good finds. I liked their salmon lox trimmings and breakfast turkey sausages; both of which I would go back to buy and thought they were fairly priced. What items do you tend to go back to Whole Foods for and are reasonably priced?

Apr 07, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

best places for Easter brunch buffet

My boyfriend and I are looking for some suggestions on great Easter brunch places, preferably with an emphasis on seafood, and would welcome any advice on previous experiences or opinions.

Apr 02, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

t-bone steaks-where can i find?

somewhere in East Van - I went to Beefway a while back and thought everything was very clean so I'll definitely check it out but any other recommendations for butchers in East Van would be much appreciated

Mar 20, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

t-bone steaks-where can i find?

Any retailers that supply t-bone steaks at a reasonable price as I have found that less retailers carry this- I use to be able to find a regular t-bone steak at Safeway but haven't seen it lately...any suggestions are welcome

Mar 20, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Unicorn Magnum pepper mill

Has anybody bought and used this pepper mill from a retailer in Vancouver? I am looking for a new pepper mill and want to replace my old one. I am looking for a pepper mill with great functionality and a good price point as well.

Mar 03, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

looking for Maldon sea salt

Where can I stock up on Maldon sea salt at a reasonable price in Vancouver?

Jan 31, 2012
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO a place for a good chinese cleaver

I am looking to for a retailer in the Lower Mainland that has a good selection of chinese cleavers - can anybody give me some suggestions?

Dec 18, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO holy basil and tumeric leaf

I want to look for two of these specific ingredients, (especially the tumeric leaf for rendang)...hopefully at the same retailer if possible for some curries I want to prepare in the near future. Would it be at Hen Long at Surrey as many of you have suggested? Much thanks.

Dec 14, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Are you sick of Granville Island ?

I haven't gone for a while but compared to Toronto's St. Lawrence Market - GI is much better organized. It's just the parking is so BAD depending on what time you go that sometimes I would much rather go to some of my local staple grocery markets or the farmer's market instead.

Dec 01, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO store selling pandan, tumeric and banana leaves

I was wondering if there are any recommendations on a grocery store in the Lower Mainland that carries pandan, tumeric and banana leaves that I will be using for some Malaysian cooking for flavoring - thanks.

Nov 10, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

best gyozas in town

I would love to have some opinions on which restaurants make some of the best gyozas in Vancouver. Unfortunately, it's something I have neglected ordering when I go for ramen, but I would love to know which places make great gyozas and what makes it so tasty?

Nov 04, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

recommendations of places to eat in Waco, Texas or nearby

I will be in Waco for a short business trip and am wondering if there are any recommendations of "must trys" while I am there. Since I'm from Canada, I would love to get some great bbq and Tex-Mex experience.

Oct 01, 2011
ume in Texas

looking for fish heads for stock

I am looking forward to making a nice fish stock on the weekend and want to know if there are any recommendations on where I can get preferably some halibut fish heads from a fishmonger for stock. Does anybody know a good fishmonger in the Vancouver region that supplies good fish heads other than salmon?

Sep 23, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

gigante beans - where to buy?

I want to purchase some gigante beans for a special salad this weekend and just wanted to know if anybody has seen any retailers stock these (preferably in cans). I haven't checked any of the Mediterranean markets yet but was hoping that some of you have seen them carried at specific stores.

Sep 01, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver's best delis - what do you recommend?

One of my favorite delis is Kaplan's where I've been getting their pastrami and turkey breast for my weekly sandwich fixes. Another is Banana Grove on East 22nd that has great cheeses and a very good deli selection. Just wanted to know any hidden tips on the delis you frequent and what do they have that you would definitely recommend from there.

Aug 27, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fresh Hatch Chiles in Vancouver!

i found them at the Cambie location but can't remember the price...it is not too expensive from what I can recall. I often don't look twice at the chili section at Whole Foods but was surprised at their varieties; I will definitely be roasting some of the other peppers there in the near future.

Aug 26, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fresh Hatch Chiles in Vancouver!

I myself have wanted to replicate a green chile cheeseburger after watching it on TV - but didn't know where to find the specific chiles in Vancouver. Thanks for the tip, I am excited to try it out this weekend.

Aug 25, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fennel Pollen - where to buy?

I want to experiment with this ingredient after reading up on it and am wondering if anybody has bought it at any retailers in the Lower Mainland and used it themselves.

Jun 16, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Shishito chile - where can i find

I had this at Zakkushi and would love to grill these chillis myself - do you know if any retailers in the Lower Mainland carry it?

Jun 11, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

where can i find Kishibori Shoyu (soy sauce)

Hi - has anybody seen this soy sauce; i would like to give it a try and am wondering if anybody has seen it in any grocery stores lately?

Jun 03, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO monteida extra virgin olive oil

Unfortunately, they don't carry it.

May 12, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO monteida extra virgin olive oil

Hi - I am in search of this Turkish olive oil which I bought in Toronto a while back. Am hoping that someone has seen this around town in Vancouver. Thanks.

May 12, 2011
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO: Paesano canned tomatoes

metro

Apr 28, 2011
ume in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Katsuobushi- do any retailers carry it in vancouver

Hi - I have recently gotten a kezuriki and want to know if any retailers in Vancouver carry dried katsuobushi - dried shaved skipjack tuna to make dashi stock. I have not been able to find any retailers but if somebody could forward to anything online it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Oct 14, 2010
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

where to find some Thai food cooking essentials

hi fmed just wondering if you can point out the name of the Filipino grocers that would carry a coconut grater in Vancouver - thanks

Aug 27, 2010
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

where to find some Thai food cooking essentials

I'm trying to make some coconut milk from scratch for some Thai curries and am wondering where I may find a coconut grater. Also, I want to make a green papaya salad and am wondering if anyone has suggestions on a papaya grater. thanks.

Jun 30, 2010
ume in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)