This new market in Markham offers Korean food and beauty products
K-Chon Korean Shopping Village is a new concept of shopping and dining destination in Markham that is a one-stop-shop for all things Korean food and beauty.
“Chon” means “village” in Korean and since launching in late July, they offer a hybrid experience that combines restaurant, lifestyle and grocery shopping – much like market styles in Korea.
With a careful selection of products, K-Chon offers unique and nostalgic kitchen items and accessories that are imported directly from Korea and some that are not available in the North American market.
Shop for a variety of Korean and Japanese snacks, spices and foods, everything you need to dip your toes in the kitchen. Some of their bestsellers include Nongshim Ramen, made popular in Western culture from the movie Parasite.
“It’s a boutique store that doesn’t try to compete with the big grocery chains,” says Lindsay Stockhamer, director of media relations. “For people who want to experience Korean culture, we offer an organized experience. ”
Feast on a range of prepared foods or choose from a set menu prepared by favorite cult chef, Ken Terauchi. Hailing from Markham’s Shisho Tree Cafe, Terauchi brings his expertise to K-Chon, with customers returning for his Western and Asian fusion dishes.
“I was mostly inspired by tradition, culture and modern fundamentals. These principles always guide me as we add and adapt our menu offerings, ”said Terauchi.
He goes on to say, “As long as the dish tastes good – which is no small feat given the tradition – I want to do my part to share it with the public.. “
K-Fried Chicken is one of the more popular menu items, along with the K-Chon Burger and Bulgogi Fries which use Korean cooking staples like beef and kimchi and incorporate it with fries and kimchi. sour cream.
Additionally, K-Chon makes bundles of kimchi and daikon on-site to complement their selection of prepared, take-out and packaged foods which can be enjoyed in their cafeteria-style dining room.
When you’re done eating, check out their selection of K-beauty products, many of which are exclusive to K-Chon and inspired by Korean trends and influencers.
“The products we choose are always of high quality and are not something you can get at the drugstore,” says COO Yoon Choi. “Customers can find out what’s really hot in Korea right now. “
Get your inner gourmet and find all your favorite Korean products in one place; the next time you’re around make sure to pay them a visit.
Korean Shopping Village K-Chon
Address: 7500 Woodbine Avenue, Markham
Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday-Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.