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Kimchi and banchan vendor?

pabboy Mar 2, 2012 04:08 PM

Does anyone know of any store that specialize in kimchi and/or banchan?

10 years ago there was one in Flushing just off of Northern Blvd on Levitt St. They made their kimchi onsite. Sadly it's gone and what remains is a parking lot for GW Supermarket.

I know I can get it from any number of Assi Plaza, H Mart, Hanyangmart ...etc. But I'm looking for a place that make it themselves.

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    BrianYarvin Mar 2, 2012 04:23 PM

    There are several on Broad Avenue in Palisades Park. Indeed, you can find anything Korean there.

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    1. re: BrianYarvin
      pabboy Mar 5, 2012 09:08 AM

      I was in Pal Park on Fri night for dinner but too late to hit any of the stores. Will do next time. Thanks!

    2. Duppie Mar 2, 2012 05:37 PM

      I am aware that not all H Marts are the same but the new one in Edison makes their own Kimchi Chi. The other banchan however is mostly pre packaged .

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        fourunder Mar 2, 2012 05:43 PM


        Located in Englewood.

        The H mart in Englewood also has a private vendor inside that makes it themselves as well.

        I don't know the name of the business, but at the corner of Whiteman Street and Anderson Avenue, there's a small Mom and Pop place that makes all the Ban Chan and Kim Chi you see in the larger Korean Supermarkets.

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        1. re: fourunder
          pabboy Mar 5, 2012 09:01 AM

          I'm not an expert but Arirang taste only slightly better than Goshen.

          I will have to check out the one on Whiteman Street and Anderson Avenue. Thanks!!

          1. re: pabboy
            fourunder Mar 5, 2012 02:39 PM

            Sorry, but I cannot speak for the taste of either commercial Kim Chi..

            If you go to Google Maps and type Whiteman street and Anderson Avenue in Fort lee, NJ......you can bring up the street view of the store. The store is:

            Surakan Korean Foods and Catering.....Sushi is also available
            201. 944,1720

            Perhaps a search on review may prove fruitful for reviews. I stopped by a couple of years ago and got a few things and recall I enjoyed the items....particularly the fried tofu.

            1. re: fourunder
              pabboy Mar 6, 2012 06:44 AM

              It's close to my friend's place so I'll definitely check it out.

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          joonjoon Mar 5, 2012 10:26 PM

          There're a ton of banchan sellers on Broad ave in pal park, and a couple on grand ave. I honestly don't think they're significantly better than what H Mart and HY markets have though.

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          1. re: joonjoon
            pabboy Mar 6, 2012 06:43 AM

            That's a bummer but I'll give them a shot anyways.

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