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Sandalwood Powder

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Does anyone know where I might find ground Sandalwood powder in the Bay Area? I checked 99 Ranch and a couple of Indian grocery stores but I havent had any luck locating it.

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Could you explain what you want it for? I can give you some sources, but they are not (as I can tell) food friendly.

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I am trying to replicate Roy Yamaguchi's Blackened Ahi recipe. His blackening spices call for 'ground sandalwood' which is optional. Although I have made this recipe many times, I thought I would try to make it with the sandalwood this time around. He says it is red in color, very aromatic and can be found in Asian markets. He give a source for it in New Orleans.

I was hoping to find it locally. I know there is sandalwood incense but I am not sure it is the same and if it is food friendly.

Could you explain what you want it for? I can give you some sources, but they are not (as I can tell) food friendly.

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no to the incense...I cannot find anyone here who uses the stuff., care to share the recipe?

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I am trying to replicate Roy Yamaguchi's Blackened Ahi recipe.  His blackening spices call for 'ground sandalwood' which is optional.  Although I have made this recipe many times, I thought I would try to make it with the sandalwood this time around.  He says it is red in color, very aromatic and can be found in Asian markets.  He give a source for it in New Orleans.

I was hoping to find it locally.  I know there is sandalwood incense but I am not sure it is the same and if it is food friendly. 

Could you explain what you want it for? I can give you some sources, but they are not (as I can tell) food friendly.

i believe u can find sandalwood only at an indian grocer. i know it is used in indian cuisine for certain things -- apart from it's use as incense. hope that helps. try looking online also. it is an obscure spice so u may have difficulty locating/getting your hands on it.

eta: 3 forms -- sandalwood itself called chandan, sandalwood oil called chandan tel and sandalwood essence called ruh chandan.

u might try this and ask them if u can use it for culinary purposes.


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How about calling the Roy's in SF 415-777-0277 and see if they can tell you where they

buy theirs? I am sure they could help, the people who work at all the Roy's are always

so nice. A hui hou!


"You can't miss with a ham 'n' egger......"

Ervin D. Williams 9/1/1921 - 6/8/2004

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Sandalwood is endangered, to the point where the EO is pushing $2000/lb. It may well be that stores that used to have sandalwood powder can't afford to stock it any longer.

Emily

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