Near the entrance of Hulme Court, just off Mc’Coy street, there is a new Korean grocery shop in Myaree. This CN Mart (Corean N oriental grocer) is owned by the same owner as Hanaro Mart (just few minutese drive from CN Mart), and they have wide range of food, drinks and household items.
Most items are Korean, of course, but they carry lots of Japanese food as well. I used to go to Hanaro Mart often to buy a tin of boiled azuki bean. Korean one is much cheaper than Japanese one, and it taste the same. My friends also go there to get some cosmetics and massage items.
Why they have 2 shops in the same suburb? It’s because owner wanted to separate the items each shop carries. CN Mart carries grocery items, and the original Hanaro Mart (address below) carries only liquor, including Japanese sake and shochu.
I wanted to buy kinako (soy bean powder) but I couldn’t find anywhere. Nippon Food in Subiaco always didn’t have it in stock. So I called CN Mart and they said they have the Korean version. They actually got 2 types, roasted and non-roasted. I didn’t know the difference as we only have one type of “kinako” in Japan, but the staff said the roasted one is more common and is for mochi etc. That’s what I was after! So I bought it.
I also bought Korean sake (cooking wine). Just wanted to try if there is any difference between Korean and Japanese.
The owner is super friendly and kind. I’m sure I will be using this shop very often.
7/67 North Lake Road, Myaree WA
0411 38 1101
Hulme Court, Myaree WA
08 9317 4885