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Dec 6, 2007 06:45 PM

"Korean" carrot salad by the pound?

Anyone know where I can get some of this in large quantities here in Queens? I always see it in little plastic containers in Russian delis and have even called some of the Uzbek restaurants we've had it in, but no one seems to sell it in quantity....I could always buy a ton of the little containers I suppose, but I was hoping I could place an order.

Any ideas?


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  1. romanoff supermarket on 108th. they've got it in bulk.

      1. re: Cheese Boy

        Romanoff is great! Thanks a bunch :)

        Cheeseboy, "Korean" carrot salad is actually not Korean :) It's served in Uzbeki/Tashkent restaurants. Can't remember why it's referred to as "Korean"... Thanks for the link though. I live in Flushing and frequent many of the mentioned Korean markets daily, and it's great to have a place with all of their numbers....

        All Good Things,

        1. re: ZenFoodist

          IIt is Korean. The Uzbeks and other Soviet Central Asians got it from the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Koreans from Siberia forcibly relocated to that part of the USSR in the 1930s, as Korean resistance to the Japanese occupation began spilling over the border. To this day, the former Soviet Central Asian countries all have substantial Korean minorities, especially Uzbekistan.

          1. re: hatless

            Thanks for the info; I knew there was a story behind it, but could not recall it. Strange that in dozens and dozens of Korean meals here in Flushing and even in Korea, I've never encountered it at a restaurant as part of my pan chan...Any clue why that is?

            1. re: ZenFoodist

              Lisa, this 'Korean' carrot is a side dish that has been invented by a Korean diaspora in former Soviet Union regions which includes, Russia, Uzbek, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and all. So this diasporic dish is not necessarily same as how Koreans from Korean peninsula (or ROK in official) are familiar with. For we have developed totally different histories with the food and the population, the Korean dishes that are known to the Western world are mostly from South Korea originally (or North Korean origin but known to the South Korean population first, then exported abroad) although the other 'Koreans' can be "Korean" by claims and/or other's ethnicity-labels. For this distinction, those Koreans from that region has distinct name as "Koryo saram/in" which literally means, 'Korea - person'; whereas, for ROK perople, it's "Hangook saram/in" for now ROK in Korean language has "Dae Han Min Gook (or Han Gook in short)" as its official name of the country. Why distinguish? It's very complicated concept to talk about in here!

              I'm a full Korean, grew up in South Korea and living in Toronto now, but until I met some of the Korean diaspora, I never knew this dish existed. I just simply love it!


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        1. You can also find it in bulk at the little Bukharian/Russian grocery that is a few blocks down from Cheburechnaya on 63rd Dr. in Rego Park. Forget the name of that place, but just walk under the LIRR tracks and it's right there no the right side of 63rd Dr.

          The discussion in this thread finally solves the mystery of why the signs in that store use the Korean names for some of the produce, though the folks running the store and shopping there (in the heart of Bukharian Rego Park!) clearly are not Korean.

          Very interesting, this carrot salad might be worth a short feature on City Spoonful, me thinks... :)