I have vented about Lotte before, noting that I strongly prefer H Mart in Catonsville because the vegetables and the people have been subpar at Lotte. But we were coming back from the Bethany Seafood Restaurant, and Mrs. HowChow had a craving for the red bean desserts, which you can buy at a stall next to Lotte's produce department.
The mangoes were right inside the door. The champagne mangos are sweet and a little softer than the regular variety. We bought an enormous box and already gave two away to the neighbors. I'm thinking chicken with mangos, maybe some mango ice cream. They're delicious just sliced and eaten on their own. I also bought two packages of mint because the smell was intoxicating.
Click here for more about buying produce in Howard County. Or visit Lotte and click here to check out the other attractions in the same shopping center -- La Boulangarie Bakery for sweets and bubble tea, Shin Chon Garden for Korean, or Thai Aroma for Thai.
8801 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
NEAR: On Rte 40, just east of Rte 29. From Columbia, you go north on Rte 29 and take the Rte 40 East exit. Stay in the left lane on the exit ramp. That takes you into the shopping center.