Korean week since we went to H-Mart on Sunday. We went right before lunchtime so we could eat at the food court. Peanut sat in the high chair and ate some food calmly for 10 minutes. I got the bibimbap, which was okay but not great. D got the Korean fried chicken which he said wasn’t bad but not something he would buy again.
The store was surprisingly crowded, but I guess we usually shop earlier. Full of Americans and other non-Koreans, too. I guess the news has spread that H-Mart is a great place to shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and fish.
Also, the company has finally decided to compete with American supermarkets and not be a niche store for Koreans only. The signs are now all in English, as well as Korean and Chinese. A lot of the workers speak English, too. I remember when D and I used to shop in Ridgefield Park, all the signs were in Korean and I would have to use my non-perfect Korean.
S – bulgogi, rice, namul, kimchi
M – grilled chicken, corn, salad
T – bibimbap, dumplings, salad with spicy dressing
W – shrimp kebab, grilled corn, grilled squash
T – tofu stew and rice, sautéed vegetable
T – jjiajiangmyun
F – take-out
S – left-overs