First, one of our eagle eye readers (Debbie S.) – found a website where there might be kosher kobe beef.  The company is called Stube Ranch, and it says they have some kind of kosher beef.  I’ve left a message and we’ll see.  Perhaps for the next Japanese special we’ll have real Kobe beef!  That would be exciting. Next, while we were in Israel, all of the Asian products were easily accessible.  Soybean paste (in a variety of colors), a variety of seaweed, everything was easily gotten at the shuk – not to mention all of the spices.  The truth is, we have found mostly everything here as well – except for the soybean paste.  But we know it exists – so next Japanese special we should be able to special order it (it is used for Miso soup). We found a new Asian market…