Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Minneapolis-St. Paul >
Nov 27, 2010 01:32 AM

Excellent News On The MSP Kimchi front

Yon's Foods at 4706 Cedar ave in Minneapolis manufactures excellent and very fresh kimchi. having a local source makes a big difference in freshness. Is sold at United Noodle, which is just a couple of blocks away. really good stuff.

United Noodles
920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I was referring to United Noodle, the large Asian supermarket on east 24th street between Hiawatha and Minnehaha, across from coastal seafoods.

    United Noodles
    920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

    4 Replies
    1. re: MarkG

      I want to find out if Yon's sells their product retail right at the manufacturing facility

      1. re: MarkG

        Here's the correct location for United Noodles.

        United Noodles Asian Supermarket
        2015 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

        1. re: SmartCookie

          I've bought Yon's kim chee at the Cub off University Avenue in St Paul. Beware though b/c the one in Roseville (Har Mar) does NOT sell Yon's. Not sure why. If they sell directly at their facility, let me know.

      2. re: MarkG

        My friend Ki makes the best kimchi.

      3. Mark,

        I dont agree, Yons kim chee sucks ! it was so bad that I threw out the whole bottle ... is this the only brand sold in Minnesotta ???? I want to try other products even neighbouring states, if anyone knows, where I can get Kim chee, Maybe I have to go to New york or something ...

        6 Replies
        1. re: hotsumi

          Hotsumi - there is another brand - you can find it at Rainbow - but I can't remember the brand. Kim's Grocery on Snelling should also carry good kim chee. She's got great products.
          And I'm curious-why it suck? I'm guessing your Korean? I am and Yon's is good to me? It tastes no different (a little less fresh) than what i get at Mirror of Korea or Sole?

          Mirror of Korea
          761 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

          Snelling Cafe
          638 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

          1. re: snoboardbabe77

            thank you !!! snoboardbabe77... No Im not Korean, I am from the west coast and Hawaii... it just taste too different and off i thought yons kim chee ... I went to costco in Hawaii and i bought a big bottle of kim chee and brought back to minne and added little bit of a fish sauce and more chile powder and it tasted great... Im all out of that Kim chee now ... I went to the a website called insanity kim chee its put out by a Ellie an australian I think her online name is kim chee wench got lots of great korean recipee im in slow motion to make her kim chee , i rather buy from store ready made but now im seriously thinking of making it .. I will try others and I will go to kims market and check it out ... thank you very much

            1. re: hotsumi

              if you go to kim's market on snelling, i suggest trying the brand sun kimchi from chicago. it's the best brand available out in minneapolis. otherwise, 3 tiers bakery and blackbird cafe both serve pretty good kimchi.

              1. re: missbuneluv

                In complete agreement! Sun from Chicago is really good!

          2. re: hotsumi

            the Yons i have tried has been very good and very fresh

            1. re: hotsumi

              i have yet to have a bad bottle of yon's brand kimchee

            2. The coops also have versions of kim-chee. Some of them carry Yon's. Check them out. Each coop has its own selection.

              1 Reply
              1. re: shoo bee doo

                Dragon Star Foods on Dale and Minnehaha also carries Kim Chee, fresh, but I bet it's Yon's. It's in a big jar with a white label with red writing. I liked it okay.

              2. Yon and Sun are the only two brands that you can buy in the stores. A friend of mine told me that kimchi is best made from scratch. It's like salsa, I guess. But Yon seems to be the freshest to me.

                1. Just checked in the fridge and the bottle I have is from Dong Yang with their own label on it. Some of it is in Korean (not Korean), so I don't know if they make it themselves or it's something that they relabel and sell. It's pretty good and they also carry other types of pickles that I'm pretty sure they make themselves. I like my kimchi old, sour and smelly, so I let it sit in the fridge for a while...