BY SULYNN CHAI
The K-wave is taking over the world: There is K-Pop, K-dramas, K-BBQ, and now, we’re obsessed with K-snacks too!
If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, here are our supermarket (and convenience store) recommendations:
Top Seven Must-Buy Snacks
- Shindangdong Tteokbokki
“Tteokbokki” is a popular Korean side dish, that is mainly chopped rice cakes that are stir-fried with a hot chili sauce. This Tteokbokki-inspired snack uses a sweet spicy sauce that tastes like real deal!
- Honey Tong Tong
The Honey Tong Tong is one of the better snacks to come out of the honey butter craze, and like other trendy tidbits, these are tough to find right now. If you see a pack on the shelf, grab it!
- Lotte Choco Pie
A marshmallow sandwiched by chocolate-covered cakes—what more could you ask for? These are available in Singapore, but there are more flavours in Korea. It’s also a lot cheaper there!
- Spicy Cheetos
Don’t confuse this with the regular Cheetos you get here. For some reason, the Koreans do Spicy Cheetos way better! It has just the right amount of cheese so it won’t completely coat your fingers in seasoning, and has a sweeter, stronger corn taste.
- Market O Products
Made of real brownies, with real cheese chips and real crackers—these Market O brownies are real good! Stock up on these and bring them home to share with your loved ones.
- Orion Moist and Chewy Cake
If you’re a sucker for cute packaging, this quirky box of goodness will definitely catch your eye. It gets better when you open the box; it contains fish cakes that are enclosed in bright, textured wrappers with adorable prints. The cake itself is dense, and the red bean sauce has a pleasant tinge of chocolate.
- Lotte Anytime Candy
Lotte is right—we can have this candy anytime, anywhere! This candy has a refreshingly “cooling” middle layer, and comes in three yummy flavours: Bluemarine, Milk Mint, and Lemon Mint.
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