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Oct 5, 2007 07:58 AM

Korean Market In the Valley

Anybody know of a Korean Market in the Valley where one can purchase fresh kim chee, sesame spinach and spicey bean sprout salad and other side dishes. I usually go to the market on 8th St. but would rather try to stay in the valley. Thanks for any help you can give.

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  1. in the san fernando Valley?

    try Galleria in Northridge on Reseda:
    10201 Reseda Blvd
    Northridge, CA 91324
    Phone: (818) 772-5755

    or Greenlands:
    17643 Sherman Way
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
    Phone: (818) 708-7396

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    1. re: Diana

      Also Seoul Market on NEC Reseda & Saticoy (in the Denny's shopping center). It's a mom & pop market so their prices might be a little higher and not as much variety but excellent handmade dumplings and marinated kalbi. their banchan is great too.

      1. re: ladius

        Thanks for posting on this market, ladius.
        I am always scanning Los Angeles, and especially the environs closer to home (Ventura County) for good ethnic markets. I try to serve something interesting and different for dinner, and the ethnic markets are great for expanding our tastes. We are familiar with the many Koreatown markets and also with the Galleria in Northridge and Greenland in Van Nuys, but I am looking forward to shopping Seoul Market.

    2. Also...right next to BCD on Saticoy there was this tiny tiny store behind HSalt Fish and Chips...and all they sold was kim chee and such...not sure if it's still there...but if you're at can just walk a couple of steps and check it out

      18044 Saticoy St
      Reseda, CA 91335

      1. I decided from where I live the markets in the valley were actually more inconvenient then driving down to Assi Supermarket on 8th & Hobart at 9:00 a.m. this morning. Round trip from Studio City to the market, pick up the items I needed and return home was less than 45 minutes. I would also like to alert those who may want to know that I saw a tank with 6" fresh red abalone at $79.99 a lb. I didn't ask if they would shell and pund them but the price seemed reasonable. They had the smaller abalone 2" to 3" at about $20 per pound.

        1. There's also Midopa on Balboa and Chatsworth I think... In the same plaza as Teriyakiya (?) and a pho place. My mom says their meat quality is better here than at Galleria.

          1. If Glendale is acceptable, they have an amazing kimchi bar at HK Market on Pacific about 2 blocks north of the 134 freeway... and if you're feeling particularly lazy, you can buy marinated meat in the back left corner of the store, and also dduk.