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Hello all,<br><br>
I'm not sure 100% where to put this problem since it has multiple components.(mods: if this is the wrong place feel free to move it)<br><br>
Off and on, I've been trying out recipes from Joanne Stepaniak's Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook. Basically, this one:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FUltimate-Uncheese-Cookbook-Delicious-Dairy-Free%2Fdp%2F1570671516%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1314921772%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Unche...4921772&sr=8-1</a><br><br>
Anyway, so far all the recipes I've tried have been pretty good, but I've run into a problem. I am in the block un-cheese section and I can't try very many of them because a large number of them call for agar agar powder - an item I can get online, but would rather find locally(Austin tx area) if possible.<br><br>
As I've read in various places you can find the stuff in health food stores and such, but it's usually to be had the best at asian markets. So with that knowledge in mind, I stopped into MT supermarket (an asian market) on N. Lamar and tried to see if I could find any, but after an hour of walking the aisles I came up empty. Did I miss something?<br><br>
So to any Austinites or anyone else for that matter who has known where to look, where do you source your local agar agar from? I presume as big a place as Austin is it wouldn't be hard to find it. I'm just at a loss as to where.<br><br>
Best wishes to you and thanks,<br>
Dancingfire512
 

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I'm not from Tx at all, but do you have any other health food stores? It's very accessible to find here in NYS, in just a HFS....don't even have to go to an asian market, although I would find that enjoyable!
 

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I would just call your local health food stores or Asian markets and ask them if they carry it that way you don't waste the extra time of going around looking for it.
 

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I grew up in TX. I lived in Fort Worth though, so I have limited experience in Austin. That said, I would check the health food stores. I know I've seen it in either the Sunflower Shoppe or The Cupboard. And if they have it in FW, they should definitely have it in Austin, right?
 

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I am located in Houston, and I have found agar agar powder at Whole Foods in the bulk food section. I bet they would have it at the Austin Whole Foods.
 

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Little update here:<br><br>
Went to MT market again yesterday, and did the very thing I swore to myself I wouldn't do when I went in there: overspend.<br><br>
Anyway, long story made short. I found the agar agar while I was scoping out the buddha's delight soup.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"> I made an about-face after getting the last can, and there staring me in the face were packages of agar agar sticks.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Now, you may ask why I didn't notice them the first trip. Apparently, the obvious answer was that they were out of it that day because I seem to recall a stock boy standing in that very spot filling the shelves last time. Oh well.
 
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