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#6129

Can I just say I love the ever-living hell out of Hmart? Ours has a great food court as well, so I can get dubu kimchi jae yook bokum to-go after I’m done shopping. Days when I spend 2.5h grocery shopping for the next 7-10 days of cooking are days when I don’t feel like ALSO cooking.

Yum…


#6130

Damn, don’t show me more Korean recipes now, dude. I’m already at the breaking point of what I can physically handle producing :-D

But yeah, HMart is basically fucking magical. I love that place so much and get so happy when I visit.

Menu preview:


#6131

I bet fresh would have been better but I have literally never used it so I can’t really compare. I am considering changing that but I feel like November is probably not really prime corn season.


#6132

Are you making Kimchi yourself? That would be pretty adventurous/cool.

Very solid looking menu. What kind of flour for the Pa jun? I’ve often used white wheat flour, or 50/50 mix with rice flour. Rice gives it that gumminess that I love. Hmmm…DdukBokGi…


#6133

No homemade kimchi or doenjang/gochujang pastes. Most everything else is from scratch. Just don’t have the space or time for either of those enterprises, hah.

I hadn’t heard of the rice flour alternative and don’t think I have any, sadly. When I do my final grocery run tonight to grab remaining veggies, I’ll look and see if they have any rice flour in the Gluten Free section, though :)


#6134

Dude!

Dude.

I’m going to need your home address.


#6135

You guys need to stop talking about H Mart, it looks amazing and there are none of them in Florida! :/

*cries*


#6136

Armando could have purchased 80% of his meal ready to go from there. They have a huge section at mine for pan chan:

Also, the one by me has a french/asian baker “Tour le Jour”. They have cute cakes too.



#6137

Had cute cakes out at mine, too!

My gf even loves it because of the huge section of K-beauty stuff from Tony Moly and all the other brands she likes so much.


#6138

YOU SONS OF BITCHES


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#6140

What arrendek said. I will now go to the basement tool room and lie in the fetal position for a bit. The spider webs will be my only blanket to warm me from the cold of unrequited culinary love.


#6141

I had no idea that H Mart existed until now. I googled it and they have a store less than 10 miles from me. Ill have to go check it out!


#6142

#6143

My local H Mart is just a home goods store. But there is a G Mart close by that is pretty damn amazing.


#6144

I’ve only been to H Mart in New Jersey but it is an awesome experience: anything Asian food related, a huge amount of regular grocery goods, an insane variety of produce, fish, frozen goods, etc. Plus the fresh foods and the small add on shops.

I can see how it is so popular.


#6145

I have a H-mart in the same parking lot with a MarketBasket (local area grocery store, inexpensive and good, but doesn’t always have everything you want), with a cheap liquor store nearby and a Wegman’s (fancier regional grocery store) nearby. Now I just need one of the local indian/pakistani stores to open nearby. I guess I could hit the local Penzy’s https://www.penzeys.com/ on the way home, but I prefer to buy my spices from local stores where they are far cheaper.


#6146

Within a five minute drive from my work I can hit the Indian, Japanese, Korean or Chinese grocery stores. It’s nice.


#6147

Yeah, traditional brands like McCormick’s in their little jars can have an outrageous mark-up. I was astonished when I started paying closer attention to the various prices.

Out of necessity, I picked up some Spice Islands garam masala at Kroger a while back, and felt like such a chump knowing that I was paying at least twice what I could find it for at the international market across town—or even three aisles over, if the Shan stuff was in stock in the “Asian foods” section.


#6148

Down here, Badia is the much cheaper and just as good alternative, if the spice falls within general or Mexican cuisine related.