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Maangchi meetup – Korean grocery shopping in New Jersey

By Maangchi

So many people have asked me about shopping for Korean ingredients – they don’t know what to buy, or how to choose the best ingredients. So this meetup is going to be a trip to a big Korean grocery store in New Jersey. We’ll have lunch in the grocery store cafeteria (it’s pretty good!) and then shop together.

If you live in New Jersey, you can meet me there in the cafeteria. We’ll eat first, then shop. If you’re coming from Manhattan or Brooklyn, you can meet me at the Port Authority Bus station, and we can go together.

1 p.m. Oct 24, 2009
In New Jersey:
Han Ah Reum (H Mart) (Yelp review)
321 Broad Ave
Ridgefield, NJ 07657-2346
TEL: 212-943-9600

In Manhattan:
Meet at Port Authority Bus Terminal in front of bus 166, on the platform. The bus leaves at 12:10 pm (and arrives at 12:45 pm)

just in case you missed 12:10 pm bus, take 12:30 pm bus (arrives 1:05 pm)
Get off at Broad Avenue and  Shaler BLVD. (Ask the bus driver to let you know when to get off)

You can see the Hmart across the street on your left.

If you’re going to come, please leave a comment below, let us know you are in!

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23 Comments:

  1. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands My profile page I'm a fan! joined 2/09
    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm | # |

    So guys, how was the meeting??

  2. Judy
    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 12:30 pm | # |

    I’m going to try to make it (so excited to finally meet you), will see you and the group soon! Sorry for the late reply!

  3. eliazbeth
    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 1:26 am | # |

    hi maangchi i love korean food and i watch ur cookin videos all the time and i wanna learn to cook korean food but its hard to know wht brands to buy so im so excited that u r coming to the hmart in new jersey i cant wait to meet u see u soon

  4. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 7:23 pm | # |

    Hi,
    I updated the bus schedule from Port Authority for our meetup tomorrow.
    It leaves 12:10 pm, not 12:15 pm. If you miss the bus, take the next bus at 12:30 pm and it arrives 1:05.

    If you miss the bus and come by 12:30 pm bus, Get off at Broad Avenue and Shaler BLVD. (Ask the bus driver to let you know when to get off)

    See you soon! : )

  5. kristi
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 11:12 am | # |

    See you at Port Authority

  6. lifeinstasis
    Posted October 20th, 2009 at 6:59 pm | # |

    I think i’m going to have to cancel as well… things are so delicate financially, i just can’t justify a trip into the city. I’m going to take stock of the situation towards the end of the week but…. does anyone know how much the bus fair is from to and from?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 21st, 2009 at 4:02 pm | # |

      oh, you! long time! : )
      I hope you can make it though. I think the bus fare is about $15.00 for round trip.

      The reason we are meeting there is that I want to help you guys choose right ingredients. If you can’t make it this time, I hope you can come for next year’s meetup.

  7. Amber W.
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 12:57 pm | # |

    I am in. I will have my 18 mo. old with me if that is o.k.?

  8. anarchtypicalman
    Posted October 13th, 2009 at 7:48 pm | # |

    Yay!… I’ll go!… can you get to the port authority bus station from grand central?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 14th, 2009 at 7:56 am | # |

      I think No 7 subway comes to Times Square from Grand Central. Get off at Times Square and walk to Port Authority. See you soon!

  9. Alex
    Posted October 13th, 2009 at 3:59 am | # |

    OMG LUCKY! Lunch and shopping with Maangchi!! SUCKS I CANT JOIN!! :'(

    have fun! btw, are you making a video of this like your other meet ups?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 21st, 2009 at 4:03 pm | # |

      I will probably post a few photos on my blog? No video because we are going shopping right after eating lunch.

  10. josh
    Posted October 10th, 2009 at 2:44 am | # |

    man! i am so jealous of people who live near you! :]
    i would go but, i live sooo far away :[

  11. Ji-young ( diane )
    Posted October 9th, 2009 at 10:07 pm | # |

    I’m so excited to meet you!I am half Korean, and I have been cooking all Korean food for the past 3 months. Your youtube page helped me SO much! I had the best kongnamulguk today because or your recipe =) Thank you!

    See you at the BUS!=)

  12. Amber
    Posted October 8th, 2009 at 1:21 am | # |

    Hello Maangchi!
    I am going to try to get off of work for the day fo the meet up. If I do, would u mind if u mind if I bring my baby. She is only 8 months. I bring her everywhere. Lol.

    Thanks Amber

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 8th, 2009 at 8:20 am | # |

      Amber,
      I’m looking forward to seeing you and your baby! : )

      • Amber
        Posted October 11th, 2009 at 4:54 pm | # |

        Maangchi,
        I don’t think I am going to be able to get off of work for the day! :( I live about 2 hours away. I have to be at work around 430 pm. There will not be enough time. I hope you have another meet up soon or a cooking class. I would love to meet you!

        Amber


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