Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Koreana Asian Market

I noticed a new Asian market on Don Knotts recently. Ever since I saw the "Koreana" sign, I've been wanting to check it out. I'm probably the worst person to be talking about this because I'm clueless. But I'm trying to learn! Inside the building was very clean and organized. Though it was foreign to me, I didn't feel overwhelmed.

Koreana says it sells Korean, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Phillipino food. A few aisles are dedicated to packaged goods, while some produce, as well as frozen items are located toward the back of the store. They even have a taste testing area to sample some of their products. And they have a sort of deli, where a woman was preparing fresh packaged dishes for sale.

I came home with some snacks - mochi, a lychee drink, cookies, crackers, etc. Mochi has an odd texture to me. The lychee drink was okay. The Yan-Yan strawberry was tasty. I also love that the cookie/crackers have random English sayings on them. It's entertaining. I have yet to try the others. For only about $12, I got to try something new. A friend got a fish-shaped ice cream that he loved! Maybe I'll try that next time.



4 comments:

  1. When I visited Morgantown last Memorial day weekend, I drove by and double back to check it out. Being from Los Angeles, this market is really small. But it does carry some of the essential Asian items to prepare your own Chinese/Korean dinner. Next time, be more adventurous, try those items in the plastic containers from the deli. If u like spicy food, try the ones in red color. :P I will be relocating to Morgantown in August and making a training trip out there in mid July. I will sample some of the deli items to see how good they are.

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    1. I would totally try them, but I don't know what many of them are! Haha. And I'm not a big fan of anything spicy. I'm actually mostly anti-spicy, so that was also a concern. Do you have any recommendations for which would be best to try first? Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Just checked this place out today finally. Great selection although pretty small and really clean which was nice. Pricing was really good on some things but not too good on others. Got some nice treats. Luckily my girlfriend is Japanese so she knows what to get and what not to get!

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    1. Well, that's nice! You should let me know what the best things are to pick up. I could use some direction. =]

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