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Aug 16, 2008 05:13 PM

Korean food near Lebanon?

I just returned from a few years in Korea and am now settling into rural life and have a huge craving for Korean food. My girlfriend will be coming from Korea soon, as well, and we definitely need to find a reliable place to enjoy some doenjang chigae and the like. I've talked to a few Koreans who told me there is a place which serves both Japanese and Korean food, including kimbab and ddeok bokki and staples such as these, but I'd appreciate if anyone knows about anything else. Also, is there a good Asian market around here where I can pick up some ssamjang and other necessities?

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  1. Are you near Lebanon NY?
    If so, the ONLY place I have found so far is Jae's Spice in Pittsfield. Which serves basic Korean dishes. They are quite new and I have only been one time (my report was earlier this week if you want to check it out). However I have not come across ANY other Korean restaurants and am also curious if there are more out there. As far as Asian markets, you might try Guidos in Pittsfield or Great Barrington for some things, or the Berkshire Co-Op in GB as well, but your best bet (and what I do) is order online. Unless anyone else has any info????????

    1. If you are talking West Lebanon NH the place is called Yama and it is great!! Unexpected for this part of NH
      Yama 96 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH 03784
      Phone: 603-298-5477

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      1. re: Mainecuisine

        Yama it is and it will be moving to Hanover New Hampshire when the new building is completed. With Yama moving in and Umpelby's settled in nicely, Hanover is slowly becoming a more credible place to dine. Still got a long way to go, to overcome the "college town" eaterie image.

        1. re: greenstate

          You might have to travel to the Asian Market in Manchester for ingredients. I believe it's on Maple Street, off South Willow. Not sure if they carry the ingredients you need. I have a lot to learn about oriental cooking. I also live in the country so make shopping trips to Manchester every so often. Good to incorporate a visit to the market if you are already in the area. There's Korean Place in Manchester but don't know how it compares to the one in West Leb.

          1. re: greenstate

            This is truly horrible news! Raymunto's moved further down the 89 and now Yama is moving to Hanover. Those were the only 2 places worth eating in W. Leb. I guess I'll be packing my lunch or eating elsewhere on the days I work there.

            1. re: Bri

              From what I read in the Valley News, Yama is opening up a second location in Hanover. They're not moving to Hanover.

              1. re: AUJester

                That sounds a lot better. Let's hope your info is more accurate than greenstate's. Although I suppose if they did move I could always eat at Koto. I forgot about them when I posted before.

                1. re: Bri

                  I also hope your info is more accurate than mine!