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Mar 14, 2012 10:55 AM

List of Korean Markets in the Boston area

If anyone is interested, I've mapped and compiled a list of Korean markets with comments here:

I will probably compile one for other Asian markets as well as some point (and will most likely need your help with this one), but these are the ones that I'm familiar with and frequent.

Please let me know if you know of any that I might be missing. Thanks!

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  1. You should add Woo Ri and Chung Ge markets, both in Ayer.

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    1. re: Luther

      Cool thanks. Never heard of or been to Ayer.
      Do you know anything about these markets (i.e. what do they carry)? Do you prefer one over the other? Thanks.

      1. re: mahlzeit_yumyum

        Never been in either, just happened to notice them when I was passing through.

    2. When googling the definition of Mahlzeit on chowhound I found this wikipedia page:

      And the awesome image I linked to.

      By the by, you risk some confusion as another long time poster on Boston chowhound is named YumYum...

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      1. re: StriperGuy

        I actually tried to get just YumYum, but it was already taken - didn't realize that the user is on the Boston board. I just knew that Mahlzeit was another way of saying "Guten Appetit" and used it because it was shorter. Oh, mahlzeit was also already taken. . .thus the merger of the two.

        1. re: mahlzeit_yumyum

          No worries mahlzeit! I don't think anyone will confuse us unless you also start to be obsessed with burgers and olde magouns saloon! Carry on and welcome! The more yumyum the better!

          1. re: yumyum

            A similar thing happened to me when I first joined Chowhound. One of my nicknames had always been been Limster and thus, I chose that as my handle. Oh boy, did I ever get an earful!

            To stay on post, to the OP, your list of Korean markets seems comprehensive enough. Ayer is rather outside of Boston, especially if one doesn't own a car/drive. I personally like Han Ah Rheum. As OP writes, it's a mom-and-pop business (the son owns and runs Hana Sushi in the same block) and the pre-packaged ban chan in the fridge are made by the mom and are delicious. I almost always find everything I need there. I avoid H Mart like the plague. It is the Walmart of Asian markets, in my opinion. Let's try our damndest to keep the small folks in business and to hell with the big boxes. But that's just me....

        1. re: daniel_b

          Sadly, Captain Boston Fish closed last year. It's now a Brazilian BBQ.