Saturday, May 3, 2008

Seoul Foods

For the best Korean grocer this side of Queens, head to H&Y Market in Hicksville, Long Island. You'll find fresh produce and fish as well as a huge selection of Asian delights (not just Korean), ranging from the essential to the unusual.

With a whole section dedicated to kimchi, you'll want to try it all. And, for those of you who thought there were only two kinds of rice - brown and white - think again.  H&Y has the best selection we've seen in any East Coast Asian market so far. 

If you're searching for chopsticks, rice paddles, teapots or rice cookers, you can find them at H&Y as well.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, head next door to the attached Canaan Bread Bakery and CafĂ©. We like the Anpan, but choose from a variety of Asian delights including mochi, man-joo or walnut cookies. While you're there, we'd also suggest buying a loaf of Asian-style white bread to toast for breakfast.

If you're not into cooking, but you just feel like having Korean food, go to Koreana. This is the restaurant located on the opposite side of the building from the bakery (also attached to the market). Koreana's specialty is the Chicken BonChon, but we've had several other delicious dishes including the DolSot and Chicken BibimBap. We'd recommend both. If you're in the mood for Galbi, Koreana also serves this dish made with short ribs. 
Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Prices for lunch range from $7.00 to $10.00. The dinner menu has a wider variety of dishes and prices range from $9.00 to $40.00 per plate, with more items in the lower price range. So, for a hearty Korean meal that won't break the bank, head to Koreana. 

478 Plainview Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

1 comment:

Ciambellina said...


Yeah, the Ville.