pork belly and kimchi
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place to buy pork belly at Jean Talon Market. I have read about a few listings of butchers at Atwater market. But Jean Talon Market for me is a bit more accessible so I was just wondering if anyone has purchased any there.
Also does anyone know of any authentic korean groceries in montreal? Do they exist? Perhaps somewhere that makes a nice homemade kimchi and has a nice selection of banchan.
Both locations of Jang Teu and Epicerie Coréenne et Japonaise mentionned by kpzoo sell home made kimchi.
For pork belly, I would go to a big Asian supermarket like Kim Phat or Hawaï. If it's sliced pork belly you want, go to your nearest IGA. They've been pushing it very hard for grilling season. Pork belly at JTM butchers will probably require a special order.
Jang Teu Marché Oriental
2109 St Catherine
Marché d'Alimentation Coreen Mtl (Épicerie Coréenne et Japonaise
)6151 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
1999 Boulevard Marcel-Laurin, Saint-Laurent
Eden also sells some banchan but not much, it's also pricey and Epicerie Coreene does not do too much better. I know that because Eden makes their kimchi and banchan in-house, I'm sure you can also try asking them to make you a larger portion of or specific banchan. I know that in Toronto this kind of request is common in Korean supermarkets so it may be worth asking here in Montreal.