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Aug 22, 2009 06:40 AM

Vietnamese and Korean Market in or near London

Any recommendations of where I can find a vietnamese or korean market / grocery store?

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  1. there are a lot of vietnamese grocery stores on mare st in hackney, the best one is prob star night market

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    1. re: t_g

      ....and New Malden Hight Street for Korean, there is a very large Korean population in the area.

      1. re: PhilD

        I went to New Malden High St and saw plenty of Korean restaurants but didn't see a supermarket. Must have missed it. Would it be away from the high street? would really love some thinly cut beef ribs for Kalbi.

    2. For the Korean, check out Seoul Plaza, they have a few locations including one on High Street, New Malden. If you're based in North London like me, then the one on Golders Green Road is most convenient.

      For the Vietnamese, there's a relatively new and impressive store on Hackney Road called Longdan. They carry lots of Vietnamese items but also more generally pan-Asian items - it's a good store with a good range and decent prices.

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      1. re: oonth

        There is also a Korean supermarket just facing the row of Korean restaurants on St Giles' High Street near Tottenham Court Road tube, almost underneath Centrepoint.

          1. re: greedygirl

            Yup, Hanna Supermarket. (Has a small cafe in the basement - very popular with UCL & SOAS Korean students).


            1. re: DollyDagger

              And another downstairs in the basement from Tomoko (a Korean restaurant on Charing Cross Road).

      2. For Korean ingredients, these are my go tos:

        1. Hanna Supermarket
        41 Store Street
        London WC1E 7DB
        020 7636 4118

        2. Centre Point Food Store
        21 ST. Giles High Street
        London WC2H 8LN
        020 7836 9860

        3. Seoul Mate
        29 Museum Street
        London WC1A 1LH
        020 7636 4787

        4. Arigato Japanese Supermarket
        48-50 Brewer St
        London W1F 9TG
        020 7287 1722

        5. Nippon and Korea Centre
        9 Wardour Street
        London W1D 6PF
        020 7454 1777

        6. Longdan Express
        25 Hackney Rd
        London E2 7NX
        020 3222 0118

        7. The Japan Centre
        212 Piccadilly
        London W1J 9HX
        020 7255 8254

        I posted more details here if you are interested:

        1. Oh!

          And there's a new (6 month) Korean market called the Korean Centre on Charing Cross road. Very central.

          The Korea Centre, 71-73 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0NE

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          1. re: Lina

            Great info - thanks for posting this!