Jun 092011

delicious sauces and bases, sasang asian markets, busanAh yes, the famed Asian food markets at Sasang. I had always heard about these markets, but had never tried them, mostly because I don’t know how to cook. Anything.

Luckily, my fiance is into cooking, so off we went to the markets. After some wandering around, we finally found them and were not at all disappointed. They’re a cluster of three stores – Asia Mart, Asian Food Mart, and New World Market. I found the Asia Mart (the one around the corner from the other two) to be the best – mostly because the lady helped us pick out some ingredients.

chickpeas and curry, sasang asian markets, busanlentils, chickpeas and other beans and noodles at the sasang asian food markets, busan




new world market sign front, sasang, busanasian food mart sign front, sasang, busan

You can find everything between the three stores – cilantro, samosas, pho, green curry, red curry, coconut milk, split chickpeas, canned chickpeas, lentils, and all the stuff you need to make hummus. There are also numerous other kinds of noodles, as well as all varieties of lentils and assorted pickle things. And there’s definitely a ton of other stuff that I know nothing about.

*Also, the people who own the Asia Mart also own the Indian buffet restaurant Sangam, which is a couple doors down from the shops toward the main street. (see map for details)

Directions: Metro line 2 (green) to Sasang, exit 3. Walk straight out maybe 100-200 meters, past a parking lot, and turn RIGHT just before the E-mart. The three food markets are almost a block down on your right, and around the next corner.

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  5 Responses to “Asian food markets at Sasang”

  1. You better go there buy and let your fiance cook(noodles) for you. Because in that store you can find the best quality products that are available for all.

  2. Do you happen to know if they were open on Sundays?

    • Hey, I’ve been there on Sunday and they were open. So yes, pretty sure they’re still open on Sunday.

  3. I went to one of those stores and the indian guy who works there (and whose married) hit on me, got my cell number, was texting me constantly. I was so creeped out i’ve never been back since. Sad since they had a good selection and don’t know where else to go.

    • Well, Melanie that’s a real shame and awful situation to be in. I have heard there are similar markets near Busan Station, on Texas Street, but I haven’t checked it out yet. In fact, it would be really great for an intrepid soul to write an article on it. BUT as a blanket statement, I wouldn’t recommend giving your number to ANYONE on Texas Street.

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