Part two in our Korean Stuff in Texas series. Today’s focus will be on Carrollton, TX. Again, this series is based on my own personal opinions and viewpoints. There is certainly plenty more to talk about but I’ll just focus on the few points that I’m familiar with. With that said, let’s take a look at something that is of interest to everyone!
Yes yes, the great equalizer. The grocery store. Young and old, rich and poor, everyone needs groceries. So what is a good ol’ country boy with a hankerin’ for some kimchi to do? Where might he go to get some delectable side dishes? Where can he find a bottle of the finest Korean spirits?
H Mart might have questionable financial backing, but it certainly is the Cadillac of Korean markets. It’s hard to find fault in all that is offered. Expect to come here and have your jaw drop.
A list of products available:
- American, Korean, Japanese, Chinese dry goods
- Crazy big produce section
- American, Korean frozen food
- Korean fresh fish market
- Korean, American alcoholic beverages
- Korean fast-food court
- Korean-style bakery
- Tapioca/Bubble tea stand
- Hello Kitty stationary store
- Korean furniture, refrigerators, sleeping mats
- Korean cooking, kitchen, bath goods
- Korean appliances
Products are fairly priced and the staff is quite friendly. The vast majority of workers are bilingual in English and Korean but there are also Spanish speaking employees, too.
Now, this doesn’t even include the small Korean business park located in the same space. Nearby you’ll find:
- Hairstylists, Barbershops
- Coffee shops
- Private Academies (학원)
- 찜질방 (coming soon)
What I like about Carrollton is, to the best of my knowledge, all of the Korean businesses are located in one spot. One can easily drive down to the business park to get a haircut, do some grocery shopping, and finish the day off with an especially good Korean meal. I always look forward to the drive to Carrollton because of the sheer convenience and shops available.
Stay tuned for next week when we look at the third largest city in Texas. As always, we would love to see similar videos about your local Korean town or Korean district.