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Best source for kimchi in Manhattan?

sgc56 Aug 23, 2009 12:44 PM

We'd like to pick up some kimchi, to compare to our homemade--where are some good sources?

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    david sprague RE: sgc56 Aug 23, 2009 01:10 PM

    hanh ah reum on 32nd in k-town has a pretty wide variety. i have had a couple tasty ones at woorjip, but those are pretty small portions.

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      ExFlexitarian RE: sgc56 Aug 23, 2009 04:15 PM

      Han Ah Reum, the Korean grocery store in the 32nd street K-town should have everything you need - from massive jars to individual single sized portions. There's a location in Flushing as well on Northern Blvd

      1. squid kun RE: sgc56 Aug 24, 2009 12:38 AM

        Among restaurants the standout in Manhattan is Gam Mee Ok. I'm told that most Korean restaurants in the city outsource their kimchi, but that Gam Mee Ok makes its own. I can believe this. It's noticeably fresher and livelier in flavor.

        They don't sell it, but if you manage to have a bunch left over on your table, they'll pack it up to go.

        Gahm Mi Oak
        43 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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          mjfoodlover RE: sgc56 Aug 24, 2009 09:55 AM

          They also now sell kimchee at Kum Gang San restaurant in the front. It is a mild flavored kimchee, but really delicious. I had some at the restaurant and then purchased some on my way out. Even my korean mother approved.

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