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07-06-2007, 05:13 PM
I need lots of nori these days, and I can only go to the HFS about once a week, and next Sunday I can't because I'm hosting the meetup. So I went to the local Asian/international supermarkets (there are two in the same building). I found the Japanese food section and looked for nori. There are packs of 100 sheets of nori, tiny cracker-sized nori pieces, dollops of cheese between two nori sheets - but they're green. The packages are labeled "yaki nori" or "yakisushi nori". I went to the other store - same story, except more brands of nori. I had to go to work, so I went to the store where I usually buy fruits and veggies and got some onions, peaches, etc. If I had had the time, I might have tried to find the manager, but I'm not sure I'd be able to explain why I want raw nori; I don't know Chinese or Japanese or Vietnamese. Where can I get raw nori, besides the HFS?
07-06-2007, 10:51 PM
my hfs doesn't carry it, i wound up ordering it from alissa. it got here really fast too.
07-07-2007, 01:20 AM
the only place I've ever seen raw nori is at the hfs. I didn't even know you could get RAW nori until I became a rawbie and walked into a hfs!! ;) I'm part asian... and done a lot of shopping at asian stores and well... sorry to say - never saw any raw nori there! In fact I think if I asked for it they'd think I was nuts! Good luck pierre! Maybe you could have someone else pick it up and drop it off - or perhaps someone coming to your class might be going by the hfs??
07-07-2007, 04:59 AM
In the natural Foods Section of our local Fred Meyer Marketplace they carry it. $5 a pack of 5. I treat it like gold:)
Also, they said if they didn't have it they could order it for me. So, you might want to ask.
07-07-2007, 03:24 PM
Thanks, I'll get some from Alissa. I'll probably stop by the HFS on Monday or Tuesday and get some there too.
One of the packages I bought is labeled "hoshi nori". I know yaki is a method of cooking (as in teriyaki), and nama is raw, but what's hoshi?
The topic is inspired by such tonguetwisters as "fruits cuits fruits crus" and "kacha papad pakku papad". There's also "nama mugi nama gome nama tamago", but we don't talk about nama tamago around here.
07-07-2007, 03:32 PM
There's also "nama mugi nama gome nama tamago", but we don't talk about nama tamago around here.
raw egg? enlighten me - i'm dense. lol
07-07-2007, 03:52 PM
Have you tried Whole Foods or Wild Oats? If you live in Chicago, you could probably get some from Karyn's Restaurant (it's a raw restaurant/raw store...i can be kind of expensive). By the way...what is HFS? I have never heard of it...hopefully they have one in Chicago.
07-07-2007, 08:19 PM
HFS just means health food store. ;)
"nama mugi..." is a tonguetwister someone told me years ago. There are some tougher tonguetwisters in Japanese, but since Japanese is mostly CV, they aren't nearly as difficult as, say, Polish tonguetwisters.
I'm not in Chicago, and if there is a Wild Oats or Whole Foods here, I don't know about it. The problem is not that I can't get nori in town, but that to get raw nori, I have to make a trip which, most days, I don't have time for.
07-07-2007, 10:57 PM
Whole Food Stores carry Black RAW Nori....Have a great Meetup......
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