By The Korea Occasions Los Angeles workers
Straightforward, microwaveable Korean meals — frozen japchae and bibimbap — from a U.S.-based producer, Conscious Meals Corp., have discovered their method to Gelson’s supermarkets.
Stacey Rhee, CEO of the model, mentioned her meals is made with 100-percent vegan recipes. Frozen Korean meals beneath the identify Stacey & Mother will even quickly seem in Entire Meals shops as late as January subsequent 12 months, she mentioned.
“This product has fully gotten rid of the stereotype of a frozen meal,” Rhee mentioned. “Folks assume the standard of meals goes down when it’s frozen, however we use a particular method developed after two years of analysis. Our merchandise look extra just like the picture on the field.”
Rhee’s frozen bibimbap is prepared in 4 minutes, and japchae in 5. The merchandise launched three weeks in the past at Gelson’s, a sequence operated in Southern California.
Aside from japchae noodles, that are imported from South Korea, all different elements are domestically sourced, she mentioned.
“We wish to make merchandise that may be judged by their style and which enchantment to everybody,” she mentioned. “The objective is to unfold Korean delicacies whereas additionally making shoppers conscious that there’s Korean meals on the market that matches with their style.”