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Momofuku in St. Louis - Japanese Ingredient Help

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Momofuku in St. Louis - Japanese Ingredient Help

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CMroz | | Dec 9, 2012 09:47 AM

Hello all,
I'm cooking my way through the Momofuku cookbook and have come across a few hard to find ingredients. I've been bouncing around between Jay's, Global, and Olive Market tying to find everything, but I am still coming up short. I was hoping to reach out to the St. Louis Japanese community (and the Japanese food lovers community) for help locating a few ingredients:

-Narutomaki (I have been able to locate the standard red and white Kamaboko, but none with the characteristic naruto swirl)

-Alkaline Noodles (Most contain egg or artificial color, though I have found a few dried varieties made with alkaline salts. Any ideas on where to get good fresh chuka soba noodles... or any other fresh noodle that compares?)

As a side note, I wanted to encourage everyone that hasn't made it out to the Olive Farmers Market to go check it out. It's an excellent source, and the only place I was able to find things like ssamjang, folded steamed buns, and rice cakes in stick form. If you live in the city and are at all interested in Japanese, Korean, or Chinese food it's well worth the trip.

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