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Place Category: Supermarkets
한아름 마트 / H 마트. Chinese: 韓亞龍
H-Mart in Koreatown, Los Angeles? Yes.
This location of HMart in the basement of the Madang Mall is the 47th branch nationwide.
For those who don’t know… H-Mart is a Korean supermarket chain that had its first store open in 1982 in Woodside, New York. Its markets are known for a full range of grocery items, including fresh seafood, produce and housewares.
Madang’s H-mart had a Sushi Boy stall inside, which has now closed and been replaced by a Korean food stall called KTOWN.
As with other supermarkets in the area, there are Korean women offering food samples throughout the day. This branch though is relatively small and is very, very cramped. It is arguably the tightest Korean supermarket to shop in in Koreatown, arguably equal to or worse than Zion Market on 6th Street and the old Hannam Chain Market World on Olympic Boulevard in terms of being a tight space to shop in.
Usually available at Hmart: Orion and Lotte brands of Chocopie, Pepero, Pocky, Samanco ice cream, tofu, apples, bananas, different varieties of goguma (sweet potato), kimchi, dry noodles, banchan to-go, 위생장갑
As of April 2016: Skyflakes saltine crackers from the Philippines… San Miguel Gold Label Ube Keso / Macapuno Ube Ripple for less than $7 a tub. (The mellorine is a dollar more expensive at Gaju Market two blocks north, but Gaju does have wider selection of flavors.)
April 2016: Argentina corned beef and 99-cent cans of Argentina vienna sausages
The freshly cooked steamed rice for takeout is now in flatter containers (covered plates) starting from $1.85 USD. You can usually buy the more common tubs at Gaju down the street for a dollar fifty.
Asian grocery and food items can be bought on the web from H-Mart’s online store, which has not only Korean, but also foodstuff from other countries such as China, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines. They once had even Purefoods hotdog on sale. They currently have available online: Sarangani Bay marinated baby milkfish (bangus)