An old, fairly large Korean supermarket on Western Avenue, just south of Beverly Boulevard.
Restaurants mentioned in the cookbook Discovering Korean Cuisine: Recipes from the Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles (2007) with the featured recipes from each establishment.
안씨찬방 반찬 케더링 도시락 The sign outside says “An’s Kimchi” in English. Kimchi, Banchan, Doshirak lunchboxes In the same small strip mall as Sushi Ye and Hair Cubic north of Third Street. Open until 5:00 pm on Sundays.
The Galleria Market on Olympic & Western is a clean and extensive supermarket with an emphasis on Korean products, including freshly prepared banchan (side dishes) and Korean ingredients packed and ready to combine for meals. Produce section with fruits and vegetables. Fish & Seafood.
Opened in 2011 in the southwest area of Koreatown, Som See Neh is a specialty Korean food store that sells jars of kimchi and bags of frozen handmade mandu (dumplings). The shop’s name is pronounced in Korean as “Som-shee-neh.” The thing to get here is the four-pound bag of mandoo that goes for twenty dollars. It contains anywhere from 42 to 46 dumplings. There are two types of dumplings currently available: kimchi and meat that is generously mixed with veggies. * Even though the sign outside includes “Mit Banchan” they no longer sell banchan. Open roughly 10:00 am to 7:00 pm six days a week. Closed on Sundays.
Where to buy kimchi and banchan in Koreatown? Kaesung Market has jars of different sizes and types of kimchi. The smallest jar of kimchi goes for $4.50. Wholesale prices at Kaesung Kimchi: $9 to 12 per gallon Whole Kimchi 포기김치 White Kimchi 백김치 Cut Kimchi 막김치 White Radish Kimchi 동치미 Radish Kimchi 깍두기 Seasoned Oyster Kimchi 굴김장속 Mustard Kimchi 갓김치 Mild Bell-Pepper Kimchi 안매운피망김치 Cucumber Kimchi (“Pickle” Kimchi, Pickles) 오이소배기 Radish Leaves Kimchi 무청김치 Leek Kimchi 부추김추 Scallion Kimchi 파김치 Diced / Minced Ginger 다진생강 Forty years of kimchi tradition with no chemical additives like MSG. Also available: Dwenjang, Gochujang, Banchan (seasoned perilla leaves, squid…) 함경도 가자미 식혜 Open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am – 7:00 […]
A retail food market also known as “Sang Rok Soo” Grocery Store. Kimchi. Associated with Mi Hyang Market. Health rating: B Has a large “CATERING” sign in English outside. 2014 Since 1972.