The Seoul of the South

​Assi Plaza Food Court

How many of you have ever been hungry, but you are not sure where to go or what to eat? There are definitely times where a selection of cuisines is welcome, and one spot to satisfy these various cravings is the food court at the Assi Market in Suwanee. 

Tucked into one side of the grocery store, the food court offers the casual diner everything from burgers and Chinese to Korean and sushi. There are also snack and dessert counters to ensure that all of your dessert needs are met. Among the approximately half dozen different vendors, they offer between 15 to 20 items each so you are sure to find something to satisfy any craving.  

Upon entering the large market, head left to the open food court area which is set up similarly to other mall food courts. There is ample seating in the middle, surrounded by the various counters that serve up some of the best eats on a budget. 

One favorite is the Chinese-Korean counter which specializes in thick cut noodles served with a delectable brown sauce knows as jjang jjang myun. If you're in the mood for something a little spicier then try the jjam pong, a rich and spicy seafood broth with noodles. A favorite among many Koreans who can't decide on one is jjamja myun which is a special serving dish that lets you have the best of both worlds. 

Another popular counter is the Korean-Japanese counter that serves donkastu, a breaded and deep fried pork cutlet with a savory dipping sauce. If you are feeling like some lighter fare, then you have a choice of mixed rice bowl dishes or sushi rolls. There is also a counter with some of best wings and homemade burgers for less adventurous appetites. 

The Assi food court is truly a one shop stop. There is a mini Cafe Mozart kiosk that serves us popular Korean bakery treats and coffee to wash down your fulfilling meal. If you're in a rush, all of the vendors provide take-out service that is especially popular given the number of small businesses and stores in the surrounding area. The service is always very friendly and prices per dish are usually between $8 and $10. 

So, the next time you are looking for a quick bite at a great price, be sure to stop by Assi. You can also take care of your grocery needs while you're here, and you are guaranteed not to go shopping on an empty stomach!


Post by Sarah Park
Sarah Park is native to Korea, and she loves food. Community involvement is something Sarah is very passionate about.
She hosts a weekly segment on Atlanta Radio Korea informing the Korean community of local events and programs as well as new openings and hot spots for different types of cuisine.
Sarah serves on various advisory committees including the Korean Food Global Association Southeast and the Atlanta International Night Market. She also served with Atlanta Food Service Expo and has been recognized for her global food initiatives.
Currently a Gwinnett resident, Sarah is a true foodie who enjoys all types of cuisine and traveling to sample different tastes from regions around the world.


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