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Pigloader Oct 9, 2009 08:08 AM

So, it's my birthday this weekend, and I think I'm making Momofuku's roast pork shoulder. It calls for kimchi for serving, and a) i've never made it, and b) i was always under the impression that it needs time to ferment, etc.

As such... anyone know of somewhere to get good store-bought kimchi in the Triangle? I CAN drive out to Grand Asia if that's the place, but I'd prefer to avoid that if I can. Thoughts?

  1. LulusMom Oct 9, 2009 10:16 AM

    You might try the Golden Wok (I believe that is what it is called - could be the Classic Silver Wok) on 15/501 (Fordham) in CH. I've had great luck with asian ingredients there. They may well have premade kimchee. I used to have the phone number but it is lost somewhere on this mess of a desk of mine ... sorry. I think you should be able to find it in the phonebook though.

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      otto_pivner Oct 9, 2009 10:35 AM

      Harris Teeter sells kimchi -- they stock it by the carrots, mushrooms, etc. It's not bad but pricier than what you'd pay at an Asian Store.

      The Asian market on Rosemary also sells a few varieties of kimchi. Some kimchis can be fishier than others depending upon how the fermentation process, so you might ask the lady who works there her personal preferences....

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      pheebs Oct 12, 2009 05:32 AM

      I encourage you to get over to the Carrboro Farmer's Market on Saturdays and get some of Farmer's Daughter kimchee...i even think she does a couple of different kinds. If you can't wait that long 3Cups sells some of her stuff too.

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        dschoonmaker Oct 13, 2009 05:59 AM

        There's a grocery store next to Vit Goal Tofu restaurant on Allendown Dr. south of 54 just east of 55. Assuming some relationship to the (excellent) Korean restaurant next door, it should be the spot.

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          Pigloader Oct 14, 2009 02:19 AM

          @ Pheebs-- normally would have, but it was too late. dinner was this past sunday.

          @ dschoonmaker:That's actually where we ended up going-- It's called Shilla Market. They had some very cool stuff, and we ended up with 2 kinds that went really well with the dish.

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