red spacesuit wrote:
Ah I feel bad about posting a whole new thread for this but my first trip grocery shopping and no milk because it's all whole milk!! I heard this is the way it is in Japan but I also heard it's possible to find skim. Anyone in the kamimashiki area have any luck with this? I'm find drinking soy but I really don't want my shiny new yogurt maker to go to waste T_TAlso where can you find anise? dark chocolate (bar or chip form is fine but no nuts.. it's for baking!)?
And while I'm here I might as well ask if anyone has any recommended cook books (preferably in english) suited for all the goodies available in a Japanese market
Try Sweet Kitchen. It's a baking supply store in the city.http://www.higonavi.net/shop/shop.shtml?s=1467
So if you go down Kamitori almost to where the covered part ends, there should be Higo Bank. Make a RIGHT before it and go down that street. It's on the left. (I am 95% sure that's how you get there, so please double check before you go!) I've never looked for anise, but if it's in Kumamoto they probably have it. This is their Japanese company site that lists what they have and what's new:http://www.sweetkitchen.jp/
Hope that helps!
And also with milk, I just spent 10 minutes in the section picking up cartons, looking at the calorie information and putting it back if it was too much. YES you will look like a crazy person but eventually you'll find what you're looking for.