Seoul Do Soon Yi Kimchi Co - awesome kimchi store in Garden Grove
I'd heard of this place a long time ago, my mom knew a korean woman at her work who told her to go there (my mom really likes kimchi). I wanted to get some for my mom and grandmother, so my GF and I headed over there to pick up a bunch to try it out.
It's a tiny store on Garden Grove Blvd, the only thing in the store is a bunch of refrigerators that have various types of kimchis in them. The sizes are pretty large, so be ready to buy alot.
Here's what we got:
- regular kimchi (cabbage): really good, normally my GF tends to not like kimchi at most places b/c her mom's kimchi is amazing (literally better than anything i had in korea...best korean cook ever haha), but she thought this was pretty decent. Not overally sweet (I don't like it when they make it overly sweet), good flavor, spicy...just very solid kimchi.
- kkak dugi (daikon): same goes for their kkak dugi although I liked their kkak dugi a little better than their kimchi although I generally like kkak dugi more than kimchi anyhow
- shik hae: shik hae is this sweet korean rice drink, its sort of a light yellowish color and will have bits of the rice floating around in it. We happened to see they sold it there and the guy told us their version is good, so we got a big container of it to go. It was excellent, shik hae when done right is very refreshing and i liked the texture of the rice that it is in it, hard to explain but when you try it you'll know what i'm talking about. Their shik hae was one of the better versions i've had in a long time.
Overall, a great little store and i highly recommend picking some up if you're in the area.
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