Kanako's Kitchen

Shopping Spree at Angel Seafoods, Montreal

Posted in Uncategorized by kanako on November 14, 2009

We just got back from the big sale at Angel Seafood. It was exciting! More than a store, you get to shop in a kind of warehouse where every single product has just arrived from Japan. All the staff during the sale was Japanese, as were 90% of the customers. Prices were wholesale prices, and the variety…just wow!

We came home with mochi (holiday rice sweet), frozen sanma (pacific saury, my favorite kind of fish), huge quantities of nori and wakame seaweed for extremely low prices, a ton of udon, impossible-to-find-abroad frozen ramen noodles, entire frozen squids, lovely mackarel, salmon roe, gobou, mozuku seaweed (another thing we’d never seen outside Japan) sake kasu (sake lees), aburaage for inarizushi, the biggest bottle of okonomiyaki sauce I ever saw for really cheap, a gallon jug of kikkoman soy sauce and a kg. bag of katakuriko (potato starch)…all kinds of things you never find in Canada.

We now have ingredients to keep putting new recipes on the blog for another month. It was great fun. And the sale runs through tomorrow, so do drop by if you have a chance. But be sure to bring a Japanese friend: the experience is certain to utterly baffle you if you can’t read Japanese labels.

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  1. Teresa said, on November 28, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Hi Kanako,
    your recipes look very attractive and are beautifully presented. I cannot wait to taste them!
    Teresa

    • kanako said, on November 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Teresa,
      thank you for visiting the site.
      I hope you enjoy cooking!

  2. Mike said, on March 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Kanako,

    This site is fantastic!

    I was wondering if Angel Seafoods has more than one big sale every year? If not, is it the same time every year? (I see your post is Nov. 14th) I live “next door” in Ottawa and I’d love to check it out! Unfortunately, I can’t find a website for Angel Seafoods, and there’s not much info on the web, either. I want to tell a few Japanese friends about the sale too!

    Thanks,

    Mike

    • kanako said, on March 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Mike,
      As far as we know, the big sale only happens on one weekend each year, usually in November. It seems that they only advertise it in the little Japanese community newspaper (Coco Montreal – http://blog3.cocomontreal.com/). Of course, most people hear about it by word of mouth. I’ll be sure to write about it here ahead of the next one.


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