Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby melenhead » 21 Apr 2010, 21:53

I just went to the Cottonfields store in Shilin and they no longer sell Quinoa. I asked they were just sold out, but they said they no longer carry it. I am going to check out the one near TaiPower and see if they still sell it.
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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby cranky laowai » 21 Apr 2010, 22:32

I just saw some organic quinoa in the Orange organic supermarket (in the corner of B1, next to the bread store) in the Banqiao station mall. It's around NT$250 for a 500 gram bag. The same store has lots of other such items.
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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby Dragonbones » 07 May 2010, 14:55

cranky laowai wrote:I just saw some organic quinoa in the Orange organic supermarket (in the corner of B1, next to the bread store) in the Banqiao station mall. It's around NT$250 for a 500 gram bag. The same store has lots of other such items.


I'm told Orange is also in Xinzhu, and might be buying organic Peruvian quinoa through a European company. Not sure, that's just what I hear. I am told that organic quinoa is a big product for Peru, but that nobody here imports it directly as of now, so it's not as cheap as it could be.
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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby zebigbos22 » 19 May 2010, 23:19

I have seen some Quinoa in RT Mart in Neihu (the one next to Costco), in the organic imported food section. If I recall well was not expensive at all (but i didn't bought)
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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby linaus » 28 May 2010, 17:43

I just went to the Cotton Fields on Roosevelt this morning and got the same response. They used to carry quinoa, are sold out, and don't plan on restocking.

melenhead wrote:I just went to the Cottonfields store in Shilin and they no longer sell Quinoa. I asked they were just sold out, but they said they no longer carry it. I am going to check out the one near TaiPower and see if they still sell it.
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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby Abacus » 30 May 2010, 14:33

I've seen quinoa in two small organic stores in kaohsiung (possibly a chain since they carried very similar items). One on a side street near the cultural center and one in Zuoying (I think on Yucheng where it turns south after the night market). I think it was 235NT for a 1/2 kilo but I can't remember if i ever figured out the quantity (I'm lazy).
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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby TheLostSwede » 17 Jul 2010, 21:04

RT Mart seems to have tons of it in stock, NT$159, along with NT$119 couscous and black lentils, all in 500g bags and it's all organic if that matters...

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Re: Quinoa, buckwheat, millet...that kind of stuff

Postby sedition » 01 Sep 2011, 21:08

Has anyone ever found Quinoa in Taichung?

I've got a lot of friends who would be interested in finding it.

Thanks in advance
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Where to find Quinoa?

Postby sedition » 13 Sep 2011, 12:05

I know that there are other threads that deal with this but they are rather old and the 'food and drink' forum is all but dead.

Does anyone know where to buy bags of Quinoa in Taichung?

Myself and about 15 other friends are looking for a supply.

We have checked at least 7 organic food stores in Taichung: nope
Carrafore: nope
Costco: nope
Jason's: nope
RT Mart: nope
Gaint: nope

If any of you Taipei folks have a bag of Quinoa, could you please look on the back, perhaps there is the phone number of the distributor.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers
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Re: Where to find Quinoa?

Postby zyzzx » 13 Sep 2011, 13:17

The bag of quinoa I have (bought in Taipei at Cottonfields, a health food shop), comes from these guys: http://www.droko.com/
Phone number is 03-3181639
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