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Useful links for buying food

Post by gonbechan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Now I know that a lot of you enjoy your meats.
Senor Gonbe is a good example since he was raised in Argentina.

We buy from time to time ribeye steaks set or baby back ribs from The Meat Guy
A lot of his stuff can be pricey but it is always stellar quality. Great place if you miss sausages of the UK or European type. Also has amazing lamb cuts as well as more exotic meats.

For Porky things especially Korean type porky things we shop at Kankoku Ichiba

For whole frozen chickens, salcitas, chorizo etc (also dried black beans and split peas and lentils) we shop at The Amigos and sometimes Kingmart I prefer The Amigos because they take more care with packaging etc.
You can also get proper manly deoderants at these two places.

For large amounts of whole wheat flour and baking goods Profoods Japan We go to a physical store because there is one nearby so have a look in your area. They sell stuff like lard and raw croissant and baquettes which you just have to leave to rise and then bake. They are a little expensive for some things and rediculously expensive for others, so don't visit when you have a hankering.

For the other stuff that one craves from time to time like Birds Custard Powder, Marmite, canned brocolli and stilton soup, Tunnock's teacakes and Jammy Dodgers there is The British Corner Shop
Their Shipping is very reasonable and they tell you as you shop how much space/weight you have left and how much the shipping will be.
I tend to hit it once a year and get a good load of stuff.

Thats about it from us, but please, please share your secrets.

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by Shizuman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Wow some great links there thank you!

I can contribute some baking supply links
Tomiaz
This is Tomiaz and they supply amost everything you need for baking and cake work. The flour of here isnt too bad.


Ribbon
I get all my puff pastry from this site, works out cheaper than buying the stuff from the store in squares, too much waste that way.

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by gonbechan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 pm

Oh I shall definitely try some of the puff pastry.
We get the squares from A-Price which are made with shortening but are actually much better than any others I have tried.

Thanks Shizuman!

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by LeeB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am

I see the Meat Guy has lots of Australian beef............

Maybe you guys get all the high quality beef exported to you and we get the 'crap' leftovers!!! :twisted:

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by Zasso Nouka » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:42 am

Here's another meat link

Gourmet Meat World

Prices can be a bit eye watering but they also sell sausage casings if you want to try making your own sausages and lets face it so often wieners here can leave you completely underwhelmed. The link for Gourmet Meat World comes from the

Charcuterie Blog

Which contains some useful links and suggestions on where to buy your own charcuterie supplies.

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by gonbechan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:04 pm

If you have a hankering for lamb or mutton or goat
Kobe Halal Food

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by Ibaraki llama » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:41 am

This is is the cheapest I’ve found for unbleached desiccated coconut. The cocoa is reasonably priced as well.

https://www.kokoplace.com/

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Post by gonbechan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:41 am

Thanks for that Zaimondos, the nuts and the whole wheat flour are super reasonable too.

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by gaijinfarmer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:55 pm

Shizuman wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 pm
everything you need for baking
If I invest in a bread maker, where is the best place to get flour? I'll probably want to make a 3:1 white to whole grain (not necessarily wheat) blend, premix, and store in O2 free bags. Don't mind shopping at the local super or gyomu if it's all the same.

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Re: Useful links for buying food

Post by gonbechan » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:33 pm

We get 5kg bags of wholewheat from ProFoods (look up in the thread)