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Sunday, May 8, 2005

Goodies just a click away

Staff Writer

This story is part of a package. To read the introduction, please click here.
Can't get your grilling goodies directly? Too far from a city center to pop into a specialty store? Or are you just too busy? Here are some Internet sites that can deliver hard-to-find ingredients for a blazing BBQ party at the click of a mouse.

www.themeatguy.jp (English and Japanese) -- Nagoya-based American Jason Morgan specializes in all kinds of meat at prices to fit any budget. Delivery nationwide.

www.nissinham.co.jp (English and Japanese) -- The Nissin World Delicatessen specializes in meats and seafood, and is located near Azabu Juban Station in Tokyo.

www.fbcusa.com/public2/toc_general.php3 (English Web site, orders also in Japanese) -- The Foreign Buyer's Club General Store, where you can order from America virtually all you need for a U.S.-style BBQ.

www.biei.com/hobbito (Japanese Web site only, written orders in English accepted) -- Hand-smoked and roasted hams, beef, duck and smoked rainbow trout make central Hokkaido's The Hobbit a gourmet's delight.

www.ezo-beer.com (English and Japanese) -- Microbeer lovers have long known about Phred Kaufman's Ezo beers, which are now becoming available outside Hokkaido. A dozen varieties delivered right to your door.

www.beertaster.org (Mostly Japanese, some English) -- Web site of the Japan Craft Beer Association lists microbreweries nationwide and tells you where their beers are available. Place orders in Japanese.

www.yamaya.co.jp (Mostly Japanese) -- Yamaya is a national imported foods and drinks chain that delivers free.

islamcenter.or.jp/common/Halalfoodstores.htm English-language guide to halal foods nationwide.

www.thesmokering.com (English) -- One Ring to Rule Them All. A site for hard-core American-style BBQ and grill fanatics. All you could dream of and salivate over.

For other stories in this package, please click the following links:

It's time to get out there and grrrrrrrill! By ERIC JOHNSTON Where to go for a lark in the park By ERIC JOHNSTON and SETSUKO KAMIYA Grilling he who would be Barbecue King By ERIC JOHNSTON

How to look hot or not By ERIC JOHNSTON

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