California Marketplace on 5th & Western is back in the same space formerly occupied by the iconic, historical Korean supermarket Gaju Market.
The brand-new edifice had its soft-opening on December 28, 2015.
Among the tenants at the complex are a franchise of the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a branch of the Tous Les Jours bakeshop. There are two other food stalls inside, one selling kimbap, the other sushi.
The aisles are wide, and prices are noticeably higher than at other Korean supermarkets in the area.
Nature Republic beauty products are available.
Korean snacks like green-tea chocopie… Korean chips like Honey Tong Tong… Japanese snacks like Pocky sticks…
Kimchi, laver (dried seaweed), tofu, fresh produce, dried fish…
Cooked rice and prepared banchan for carryout are available from around 11:00 am.
Filipino products also available:
San Miguel Gold Label Mellorine (non-dairy ice cream) being sold at 50 cents more expensive than at H-Mart a few blocks south at the Madang Mall.
Best of the Philippines flavors: Mangoes & Cream ($6.99), Quezo Primero, Ube, Macapuno Ube Ripple, Ube Keso, Mango, Creamy Halo-Halo ($7.49)