When I poked my head into Gulistan to see a menu, we also noticed a small Korean grocer in the same strip mall over by Jiro Restaurant. Compact, but quite complete in terms of seasonings and also has a small selection of fresh produce used in Korean cooking. Even more impressive, it has a cold bar set up with panchan and marinated meats sold by weight. You serve yourself using the disposable chopsticks provided.
Francesc selected three kinds, and of course, I had to taste them immediately back in the car. The seaweed salad had a strong sesame signature and a bit of tartness. The kimchi made with what I think is Chinese bellflower was quite delicious with chili heat and abundant garlic. My favorite was the sticky sweet dried cuttlefish floss.
Nice little store.
Image of store façade and panchan bar –
34555 Alvarado Niles Rd (off Decoto)
Union City, CA 94587
Nearby businesses –
Gulistan – Bangladeshi in Union City,
Jiro Restaurant in Union City,