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ISO Kim Chi in South Bay (store or rest't)

I Scream Mar 3, 2009 03:02 PM

I want/need more Kim Chi in my diet.

This may be a tall order for the South Bay, but can anyone recommend good, fresh Kim Chi in the South Bay. Any kind will do. Medium to spicy sauce preferred.

Many thanks.

I Scream

  1. wilafur Mar 3, 2009 03:04 PM

    freshia market @ torrance & crenshaw.

    Torrance Freshia Market
    2515 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA

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    1. re: wilafur
      Foodandwine Mar 3, 2009 03:12 PM

      I like the Freshia Kimchi allot. There is a market 1 block west of the Torrance YMCA on Sepulveda on the same side of the street that also sells Kimchi ( name of the market fails me ).However I find Feshia's versions are much better. They have barrels on the floor in the middle of the market of many different kind, pickle, cabbage and other root veggies..

      1. re: Foodandwine
        Foodandwine Mar 3, 2009 03:18 PM

        and for the restaurants that serve kimchi.. I prefer Cho Dang over Lees

        Lee's Tofu
        1743 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

        Cho Dang Tofu
        22549 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

        1. re: Foodandwine
          Ernie Mar 3, 2009 03:19 PM

          I agree, Freshia has a good selection. There is also a small KyoChon stand there for yummy Korean fried chicken

          1. re: Foodandwine
            DrBruin Mar 3, 2009 04:51 PM

            It's called Market World (There is a market 1 block west of the Torrance YMCA on Sepulveda on the same side of the street that also sells Kim).

            There are plenty of Korean restaurants peppered between Gardena and Torrance. I'm sure you could find the level of heat you're looking for.

            1. re: Foodandwine
              jblee Mar 3, 2009 04:56 PM

              Try the Nong Hyup(Farmers Association) brand made in Korea. It's the real deal.

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            young_chower Mar 3, 2009 09:29 PM

            I remember a bizarre green store called Kimchi House on Gardena Blvd in Gardena. I didn't go inside and sample the goods, but the place looked like one of those complete hole in the walls that could contain delicious treasures. Maybe someone has been in there and can shed some light...

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              zruilong Mar 4, 2009 10:52 AM

              Kimchi House is the place to go. An entire store devoted to homemade kimchi, different spice levels and styles from small jars to oil barrel size (well, not really, that big).

              Real Kimchi, made by real Koreans in the Japanese/Korean section of Gardena.

              As a side note, for homemade, fresh, outragiously delicious tofu, go to Meiji Tofu around the corner on Western. They close early by 1.pm but have delicous tofu ranging from silky to firm. They also make a great edamamne tofu that you can eat with a spoon, like a dessert!

              Just throwing some love to some local owned treasure.s

              Kimchee House
              1434 W Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

              Meiji Tofu
              16440 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA

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