Good source for kim chi in SF or north bay?
Does anyone know of a good source for quality kim chi (or kim chee - transliteration sucks sometimes for search) here in San Francisco or Marin/Healdsburg area? I'm looking to buy a couple quarts of delicious fermentation to put on pork tacos, (even though it might be cliche at this point.)
Thanks in advance!
Cotati in southern Sonoma County has a very good Korean market called Asiana. I've bought kimchi and panchan there to serve at home and the quality is better than most of the stuff I've tried from Koreatown supers in Santa Clara. The owner is quite nice and helpful too. Click on the Places link below for more info.
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7665 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, CA 94931
Best selection is at Kukje Korean market in Daly City, but that only matters if you want a huge selection of different kinds of kimchin and panchan (side dishes).
If you just want solid kimchi, try the little Korean market south of Geary on Fillmore (across the street from the hat shop), or First Korean Market on Geary.