JidubanG Market, Bangkok - cool Korean supermarket near Thailand Cultural Center
One of the great things about Bangkok, Thailand is that it truly is a world city. If you know where to look, you can more or less find any sort of food in the city. One of the things that helps me not to be so homesick here in Bangkok is that I can get Tex-Mex and American barbecue fairly easily!
There are even plenty of shops and supermarkets where foreign visitors and expats can feel at home. The other day, for example, I discovered and visited the JidubanG Market, a Korean supermarket and import store located just next to Esplanade Cineplex at MRT Thailand Cultural Center.
JidubanG Market is very easy to get to, and is accessible by foot from MRT Thailand Cultural Center (Exit 3). Walk past Esplanade Cineplex, and the supermarket is easy to find.
It was morning when I visited the store, but this being summer in Thailand, it was already very hot. Luckily, the supermarket has a small cafe, so I oredered an iced coffee and sat down to cool off for a while. It was cool and comfortable inside the cafe, and they were playing quiet Korean pop music.
Besides coffee, the shop also serves a number of hot, fresh Korean snacks and fast food items.
The Korean supermarket isn’t huge, but it’s packed full of imported food, snacks, and other Korean goods. It definitely caters to the city’s substantial Korean expat population, offering long-term residents a taste of home.
The aisles of the market are full of imported Korean goods and snacks, including an entire aisle made up of imported Korean instant noodles. Next to that, you’ll find all sorts of chips, sweets, rice cakes, and more. There’s also a small homegoods and cosmetics section, again containing all imported goods from Korea.
The Market doesn’t just sell snacks and dried goods, though. There’s a small section of frozen and refrigerated Korean meals and ingredients for those who want to cook Korean dishes, but have trouble finding the right ingredients elsewhere in Bangkok.
JidubanG Market, Bangkok, Thailand - Korean supermarket and import shop
JidubanG Market is located at MRT Thailand Cultural Center just next to Esplanade Cineplex.
99/26-28 Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
The Korean supermarket is open every day from 9:00 - 23:00