Thursday, June 30, 2011

I finally found coconut flour in Japan!

As some of you know, I need to eat gluten free.  It isn't easy in this country. I found almond "powder" (flour) easily on line but until 2 days ago, I just couldn't find coconut flour.  That is because it isn't called flour or powder but rather...coconut fiber  ココナッツファイバー  .

I ordered some from this company http://www.cocowell.co.jp/food/fiber.html . It arrived tonight and I made these coconut vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing  just to test them (pictures are from a previous blog post). Recipe can be found here.





They taste the same!!  I'm so happy because it  means that I don't have to have my friend in California order it for me and ship it over!   So, for those who want to bake grain free/gluten free here in Japan....you can! And I highly suggest recipes from this blog  http://www.elanaspantry.com/  as she uses basically almond or coconut flour for most of her recipes....easy and utterly delicious!

Oh and if you are looking for almond "powder" in Japan at decent prices (rather than the crazy prices at the supermarket)  I suggest this site  http://item.rakuten.co.jp/nutsberry/almond/#almond

9 comments:

InesT said...

It looks so delicious!
I want to eat one :P

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Mami said...

They look delicious *_*
I'm a celiac girl in love with Japan since I was a child, do you think I'm crazy if I want to try moving to Japan?

FromJapanWithLove said...

Hi Mami! I don't think you are crazy for wanting to come here but... it is difficult to live here and eat gluten free especially if you don't live in Tokyo. I cook 99% of my food....I rarely go out to eat and if I do, i take my own shoyu (soy sauce) as all soy sauce in Japan has wheat in it.Going out for sushi/sashimi with my own soy sauce is easiest. going out for steak and making sure they don't add anything other than salt and pepper is possible if you speak Japanese and explain that you will get sick if they add anything. This is not a country where asking them to change something on the menu is ok....it is super difficult to get them to change things. So...would I recommend a celiac to move here? No. But if you do come here you just have to be super careful and be prepared to eaten gluten accidently because you probably will. Sorry if I upset you by what I wrote!

Japan Australia said...

The cupcakes look delcious!! Some things can be hard to find in Japan but I like how they have a few specialty stores in the bigger cities like Tokyo and Nagoya. We live close to Nagoya and pop-in once in a while to stock up on things we can't normally get from the regular supermarket.

Japan Australia

Mami said...

Hi! Thank you for your reply ^^ Fortunally I know Japanese so at least I can explain my problem. As I thought the main problem is the soy sauce, but well I can still eat plain white rice (though I know it's really poor ^^') if I go out, right? Or at least sushi and yakiniku (?).
You know, I love Japan and I always dreamt of moving there, and after spending a year in Tokyo my desire increased. Also, my boyfriend is half Japanese and would like to move to Tokyo for work, and I really wouldn't like celiac disease to put an end to our dream. So I think I can do my best trying to live gluten free there. And fortunally I like cooking ^^;
Thank you for your explanation, it was really helpful. ^^ I always read your blog and find it very interesting!

FromJapanWithLove said...

Mami-if you speak Japanese then it will be so much easier for you! If you are careful it can be done! Also, if you are interested I find that I shop alot through www.fbcusa.com (rice pasta, gluten free mixes etc) and www.themeatguy.jp (meat-they make some of their own sausages so they are gluten free))and http://store.alishan.jp/index.php?main_page=index&language=en
(I get my tamari soy sauce through this site)

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them!

Mami said...

Thank you for your help ^^ You're very kind.

Medea said...

What a great find! I can make macarons again!!

Greetings from Yokohama said...

You made my day, thank you! Now I finally know how to find coconut flour in Japan!

I have been looking and searching and asking everywhere with no luck (only because I didn't know the correct word for coconut flour, duh!)

I am so happy, thank you, keep up posting ^_^

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