Korean ingredients in Melbourne, Australia

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    Vibey
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    Hi everyone, and hi Maangchi! New convert to Korean cuisine, and new and ardent fan.

    Just thought I’d post a couple of places where I’ve sourced Korean ingredients. We are lucky in Melbourne to have lots of Asian grocers where you can at least find some Korean ingredients, and there’s a few specialised Korean grocers, too.

    Clayton has a fairly strong Korean community and is an enclave of Korean eateries and one small but fairly comprehensive grocer. The grocer is called JIREH KOREAN AND JAPANESE GROCERY, at 309 Clayton Rd., Clayton. Now: that’s the address of the actual little complex, but to find Jireh, you go around the corner to Carinish St. That’s where it is. They stock most basics, but not exactly all (eg. they didn’t have dried anchovies, but had dried anchovy stock bags), plus some nice extras. The woman who served me was really friendly.

    You can also get lots of Korean foods from any large Asian grocer. My favourite is NAN YANG SUPERMARKET at 307-313 Springvale Rd., Springvale. The place is HUGE and if you can’t find some good Korean stuff among all the Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Singaporean goodies, you just ain’t looking! Nan Yang also stocks some good kitchen equipment, including some really cheap and efficient charcoal grills and clay pots that cook beautifully. While you’re in Springvale, you can pop into any greengrocer to pick up Napa cabbage, white radish, perilla leaves, and all kinds of wonderful stuff.

    Hope this helps the Melburnians out there! I’ll add more places as I find them, and if you have your own, please feel free to add them to this thread. :)

    #55258

    Vibey
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    Here’s another in the city.

    KT Mart

    527 Elizabeth St

    Melbourne, VIC 3000

    This place is quite huge and has every ingredient you’re looking for, at very reasonable prices. It also has a reputation for being very friendly and helpful to non-Koreans!

    #55259

    Maangchi
    Participant

    Hi Vibey,

    Thank you for sharing the grocery store information. Someone else posted a store on the same street. http://www.maangchi.com/shopping/city-mart

    Please upload the store information here. http://www.maangchi.com/suggest-a-store

    #55260

    Vibey
    Member

    Yes, Maangchi: the Korean community is growing! There are more and more Korean stores and restaurants in the city, particularly that area.

    I’ll enter the information.

    #55261

    Vibey
    Member

    Just added a new shop in the submit-a-store section, but until it’s published, the details are: WSM’s Mart, in 270 King St., Melbourne.

    I like this one not just because it’s packed full of stuff and the staff are friendly, but because it’s across the road from work! If I forget to bring lunch from home, I can pop over and pick up some fantastic cup noodles and a tub of dongchimi and I’m all set!

    #55262

    Maangchi
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    yes, thank you so much for adding the grocery store. Happy cooking! http://www.maangchi.com/shopping/wsms-mart-asian-grocery-convenience-store

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