UPDATE APRIL 2103
As well as reading about this Korean Supermarket in Dubai, another excellent Chinese supermarket I went to recently is in International City, fast becoming Dubai’s China town, click here for that article…
Korean Supermarket in Dubai
1004 Mart is an unusual name for a Korean supermarket but then I learnt from the owner/manager Chan that the number 1004 translates to Chunsa in Korean but also means Angels which is what they originally wanted to call the shop, so 1004 stayed
Location of Korean Supermarket in Dubai
Located behind the Coral Al Khoory Hotel Apartment block, (not to be confused with Coral Boutique Apartments a few meters away) 1004 oriental supermarket started out as purely a Korean grocery provisions store and has now expanded to include a wide range of Thai and Japanese food items, both fresh and packaged.
Products at the Korean Supermarket in Dubai
Prices are sensible, the range of products is impressive and the shop is airy and pleasant to walk around. But above all of this the manager/owner Mr Chan speaks perfect English (albeit with an American accent) He is a great source of information regarding all the products, so I ended up buying a Korean version of light soya sauce (large bottle for Dhs 9.00), some fresh baby bok choi for Dhs 7.00 and frozen white fish fillets (Pollock) for Dhs 30.00. I also tried a new kind of wheat noodle and a version of what looks like the Thai vegetable Morning Glory, a sort of fresh green water spinach to sautee with oyster sauce and garlic, but it was the Korean version not the Thai version, again I was assured by Mr Chan it would work just as well. It certainly looked incredibly fresh, and I overhead Chan informing an oriental customer that he received deliveries of vegetables every week from Japan and Korea.
I also bought some Japanese marinading sauce for chicken which I’m guessing is similar to Teriyaki sauce but again, nothing was labeled in English, but Chan helped me out. If you’re a bit bored of the world food section of your local supermarket, check out 1004 store, enlist Chan’s help and go experiment, keep watching DoinDubai.com for posts on what I cooked from my oriental shopping trip. 1004, an authentic Korean supermarket in Dubai.
All we need now is a good Korean restaurant next door ! UPADTE JANUARY 2013
Korean Restaurant in Dubai
WELL NOT QUITE NEXT DOOR BUT NOT FAR TRY KOREANA AN AUTHENTIC KOREAN RESTAURANT NEXT TO IBIS HOTEL CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND DO SHARE ON FACEBOOK THANKS MONICA.