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Flour!

Ian_Kunming (126 posts) • 0

Hi there,
I'm looking for rye flour and wholemeal flour to extend my range of bread creations. I know there's some stuff at Metro, but there must be something more reasonably priced...
Thanks.

emmi1 (8 posts) • 0

Hi Ian, I think the wholemeal flour in Wicker Basket is the best value around. I have only been to the West one but I'm sure they have it in the North one too. Not sure about Rye flour.

Greginchina (239 posts) • 0

We've recently moved from Kunming to Beijing and I lost my digital scales and measuring cup in the move. So I bought some prepackaged bread mixtures from Jenny Lou's in Beijing. I got a rye bread mixture (including a sachet of yeast) and it turned out to be really tasty. It wasn't cheap though. If you google Jenny Lou's they have a delivery service, they may even deliver to Kunming.

laotou (1714 posts) • 0

You can also try to source expat stuff from here:

www.beijinghomedelivery.com

But it's best if you order over ¥100 (maybe ¥500?) to make it worth their effort. Not sure if they take paypal, visa, etc - but just send them a message for details and if you don't see what you want - just ask - they'll source it for you with a nominal markup if the quantity and demand is sufficient.

Dan Siekman (102 posts) • 0

I think Salvador's is selling bags of whole wheat that they ground themselves with organic wheat purchased from the Shaxi area.

colinflahive (167 posts) • 0

Salvador's now has 1.4 kilo bags of freshly stone-ground, whole wheat flour for 30RMB. We will soon have rye flour for sale. You can check out other products we sell at www.greenkunming.com.

JanJal (1092 posts) • 0

Not sure if there is newer thread, but I'll use this. This is mostly a language question though.

Rye flour.

Like few times before, I asked the other half to purchase some on internet.

Delivery came, and now that I got to baking I checked the bags and can't figure out if this is really rye flour, or black wheat flour. I believe previously we have used products that had English label, but this only has Chinese.

Best that I can figure out, is that the Chinese characters are 黑麦 (hēi mài) for both "rye" and "black wheat", although these are different species of plant.

So, is there a better Chinese translation specifically for rye?

I'm going to try bake anyway and see if it turns out right.

lemon lover (903 posts) • +2

Indeed different species but if you buy "black wheat" in China you will get rye because that is the official word for rye. Black wheat will be "hei xiao mai".

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