One of the largest markets in Koreatown—with a French-style bakery, rice cake shop and pharmacy all contained within its walls—consumes the entire bottom floor of the Koreatown Galleria mall. The draw here is not only the sheer sprawl of the place (and hence, a massive selection of produce and dried goods imported straight from the motherland), but the self-serve options. Grab one of the plastic containers that sit flush beneath the huge banchan buffet bar in the back and use the tongs to stock up on pickled spicy cucumber, homemade kimchi, acorn jelly or marinated perilla leaves. The cashier will weigh your banchan for you when you check out. Another self-serve option is a rolling rack of galbi and spicy pork marinating in large metal trays primed for your next grill-centric gathering. Parking is free in the structure.
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