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Korean Grocery Store: right down the street.


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#1 rotuts

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

I was looking at the Kimchi Cookbook:

 

http://www.amazon.co...kimchi cookbook

 

which Im lucky to say is in my library system.  I thought its about time I actually made something Ive 

 

been thinking about for some time:  bok choy Kimchi.  Pretty simple.  I had fresh baby BC.  I looked 

 

through the book and needed a few authentic Korean items.  There is a small Korean grocery one 

 

town over.  I rarely go there as its not on my 'route' and a little more pricy than where I go.  Im 

 

talking Dimes.  I wrote down what I needed :  Korean Chili Flakes and Korean Fish Sauce.

 

I took my list in and asked about these.  very few people go there and very little english is spoken, but 

 

they understand English fairly well.   I had the time of my life.  I decided to ask about all sorts of stuff 

 

on the shelf, exclusively Korean, not being interested in Japanese.  Picked up about $50 of very 

 

interesting stuff id never get to try any other way.  On check-out I mentioned I was making Korean 

 

kimchi bok choy.  "Sea Salt?"  I was asked.  not for me, regular non-iodine was fine for me.  

 

Stupid is as Stupid does.  The owner showed me a selection.  I asked which is best.  its reasonably

 

priced.

 

To make a long story shorter.  That store in on my route now.

 

If there is a Korean Grocery near you and small and not so busy:  stop in.  give them a try.  you

 

might be very surprised.  Skip the Japanese stuff.  Ask what they use at home. 

 

PS  I plan to take the Kimchi I make there soon and ask their opinion with that book!

 

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Edited by rotuts, 28 February 2013 - 11:48 AM.


#2 rotuts

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

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#3 HungryC

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

Nice haul....I love the cooking tips I get at ethnic markets....ask a few questions and people are often very generous with the info.

#4 rotuts

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:34 AM

that's a Pound of chili flakes!  10 life time supply!

 

looking forward to 'authentic' bok choi kimchi.



#5 chezcherie

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

oooh, i hope you got some gochujang! it's my new favorite condiment!
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#6 rotuts

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

one Pound of gochujang !  thats the 'hot pepper powder' lower R

 

Ive been using the paste for some time, the the Rx in the book uses the powder.  looking forward to trying the fish sauce.