We’ve found your one-stop shop for all the ingredients for creating game-changing Asian dishes. Did we mention they’re also a great source of Korean cosmetics?
Supermarket 1004 Gourmet recently opened in The Greens after moving there from Al Barsha. The speciality store brings products from Asia exclusively to the UAE – from speciality coffee and Japanese knives, to fresh sushi to tasty snacks you absolutely have to try.
The Asian food experts have shared their best-selling food and beauty finds, so can you head there and shamelessly stock up. Once your shopping bags are full, head to 1004’s Kaffe Bloom for elaborate latte art, sweet and savoury buns and Japanese cheesecake.
Seasoned Seaweed Snack
Kimchi Sliced Cabbage
Love it or hate it, this fermented chilli cabbage is one of the staples of Korean cuisine and is a great source of probiotics, FYI. AED 21
Sriracha Hot Sauce
The world’s coolest hot sauce is made from sun-ripened chillies from California. Add it to everything, from scrambled eggs to pizza. AED 7.85
Mochi Ice Cream
Little Moons put bite-sized balls of artisan gelato ice cream inside a layer of soft, chewy rice mochi, for a traditional Japanese dessert. They’re veggie-friendly too. AED 33
Bibigo Kimchi Tofu Dumplings
Pan-fried, steamed or cooked in the microwave, these kimchi and tofu dumplings are a healthy and convenient snack. AED 15.75
From 1004 Gourmet’s Lamise Beauty range:
Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask
Sheet masks are a K-beauty essential. This one suits both dry and oily complexions, softens and removes the dead skin to unclog pores and moisturises too. AED 13.65
The Saem Renew Bio – Micro Peel Soft Gel
Massage in this soft gel and let its v-peptide and kombucha extract improve skin elasticity and vitality. AED 99.75
A. By Bom Ultra Watery Eoseongcho Cleanser
Balm cleanser that’ll melt off make-up, even the waterproof sort, leaving skin bright and clean. AED 138.60
Huxley Anti-Gravity Cream
Smooth over rough and dull skin to deliver nourishment and fight environmental pollution. This non-sticky cream has 51 per cent extract of Sahara prickly to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AED 130.20
Huangshil Huangchil Dendropanax Tree Shampoo
If dandruff or weak follicles are your beauty bugbear, lather up with Dendropanax Morbifera and Propolis Compound Wood extracts to wash your way to healthier hair. AED 79.80
Find 1004 Gourmet at Onyx Tower 1, The Greens. Opening hours: 7am-10m daily and 11am-9pm Friday. 04 394 3973. Shop online www.1004gourmet.com