Galleria is a popular Korean supermarket and it opened up a location at York Mills and Don Mills last year:
Galleria has a Hot Food Station in the south west corner of the store with an open concept kitchen in the middle.
I was fascinated by the whole process for ordering food and eating there:
1) You decide what you want and order the food at the cashier desk right next to the open kitchen (on the south side near the exit of the store).
2) You get these automatic pagers that vibrate and flash when your food is ready
3) Then you go to the Pick-up station to grab your food. I think pick-up station 1 is for soups and pick-up station 2 is for other dishes. The dumplings pick-up station is separate from both, but if you're lost there's signs at the top.
The store has some Lunar New Year Promotions this week:
The Pork Bone Soup (to go) $4.98 (regular is $6.99)
The soup is really good! The first couple of sips of soup allow you to taste how flavourful it is without overwhelming you with the spiciness of the soup. However, as I kept eating, the soup got progressively spicier and I was really thankful for the rice. The pork bones had quite a bit of meat on them and it soaked in the spicy broth making it tender. I actually really liked their pork bone soup: quite surprising for supermarket fare and it's so cheap!
Beef Dumplings $4.99
The dumplings were pretty doughy and filled with glass noodles, korean napa cabbage and ground pork:
I think it's an imitation of xiaolongbao, but it didn't have enough soup in the bao, the skin was too thick and the filling wasn't very tasty.
Jajangmyun $3.99 (regular $4.99)
I prefer the Chinese version of the dish (Zhajiangmian) and I find the Korean version is usually a pale imitation. However, I thought this was a decent jajangmyun with a sweeter sauce than the fermented soybean sauce traditionally used in Zhajiangmian. The sauce had onions, potatoes, eggplant and ground beef to make it sweeter.
Overall: The ordering process is a novelty and the food is cheap and tasty! It's worth a try (especially this week with the Lunar New Year promotions).