2007/01/04

Coconut Milk

K and I had a long and interesting excursion today. I'll post pictures and story soon.

On the way home we found ourselves at the Beisia grocery/department store in nearby Namegata City and were pleased to find canned coconut milk there. So, any readers in Japan wanting to try making "chichi dango" - check Beisia for that essential ingredient. 400ml was 158 yen.

4 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

Long live Besia!!!!! There's one here in Namegata!!!!


That's about all there is here in Namegata, too...

(No, that's not really true.)

Pandabonium said...

Now if I can only find mochiko in Japan! Yikes.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Coconut milk is very common in Australia in cans - from Thailand, Samoa, Fiji and other places. It isn't quite the same as grating a fresh one, but even 'real' coconuts in the shops here are rather old anyway.
We use coconut milk at last once a week here - despite doctors etc. saying it's a bit rich.
W.

Pandabonium said...

The canned coconut milk I found here was from Thailand. In Hawaii, people mostly use canned as well - very little of Hawaii's food is grown locally anymore.

Even poi - a small amount of taro is grown in Hawaii, but much of the poi found in stores is made from Fiji dalo (mostly from Tavenui).