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May 1, 2011 08:57 PM

Have You Ever Seen Real Korean Grown Rice For Sale Here?

Had a close look @ the stuff on offer in H Mart-it's all California product.

Asked in one of the Kingsway Korean places and was referred to Kokuho Rose brand grown in the USA-obviously the guy was telling me to get lost/couldn't understand English/couldn't care less about doing business-whatever.

Anyone here had better luck?

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  1. Whole Foods had some fair trade ethical rice recently from various different regions.

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    1. re: islandgirl

      Thanks for that-will check it out.

      Further research shows that South Korea is large importer of grains so the chances of finding a supply in a minor market like Canada is slim.

    2. Out of curiosity, why are you looking for korean rice in particular? Most koreans I know, my family included, all eat the american and japanese varieties. Is there something special about the korean variety?

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      1. re: toutefrite

        I've heard from a number of people that Korean rice is a taste apart from all others, singular/marvellous/ambrosial etc., etc., etc., of course that may be because it's doused with unobtanium.

      2. H Mart
        590 Robson St
        Vancouver, BC V6J 5L1
        Neighbourhood: Downtown
        (604) 609-4567 Korean Market

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        1. re: hongtou

          I'm in H Mart regularly-all I've ever seen there is California grown product.

          1. re: Sam Salmon

            Check their main store out in Burnaby/Coquitlam. They carry a Korea-grown product there. See attached pics. $30 for a 12 lb. bag.

        2. South China Seas carries some unique varieties of rice. Nor sure about Korean, but might be worth contacting them.

          1. FWIW, I've only been able to find one Japanese rice(Yamagata) in town. It's mainly California rice everywhere else. I'd be interested in trying Korean rice, and I am sure it would taste different.