During these trying times, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t shopping online. One dreadful truth about the global pandemic is how we all already know deep down in our hearts that we’re not going to be travelling for a while. How else can we obtain our delicious foreign snacks once we’ve caught the travel bug?
If you’re a Koreaboo, try the next best thing. Munch on Korean snacks you crave by getting them on Shopee amidst this pandemic. You must be thinking that you’ve already tried most of the Korean snacks available here, but this list will include different kinds of snacks that you don’t normally see in Singapore. Here is a list of 5 interesting Korean snacks on Shopee you can try from the comfort of your own home.
1. Orion Bungeo-ppang Moist & Chewy Cake
For those of you who don’t know what Bungeo-ppang is, it’s a popular Korean fish-shaped pastry filled with sweetened red bean paste. A close cousin to the Japanese taiyaki, these treats are usually consumed during the winter in Korea.
Absolutely moist and fluffy, these Orion Bungeo-ppang cakes contain sticky, chewy rice cakes and sweet red-bean chocolate cream in their bready, fish-shaped exterior. They cost S$9.90 for a box of 6, with each snack individually packaged.
I don’t know about you, but just looking at the snacks already makes my mouth water.
Orion Bungeo-ppang Moist & Chewy Cake: Available on Shopee
2. Haitai Sindang-dong Tteokbokki
It’s obvious that the Koreans love their rice cakes. Tteokbokki is one of the most common street foods in Korea, and you’d better believe it’s highly addictive. Commonly stir-fried, these spicy rice cakes are typically enjoyed with Korean soup stock with a saucy base.
As one of the most well-loved street foods in Korea, there’s no surprise that people have turned it into a delightful, spicy snack—one you can enjoy while binging on Korean dramas.
The Haitai Sindang-dong Tteokbokki is proclaimed as one of the most popular snacks in Korea, and bears slightly spicy and sour notes to it. Shaped like actual tteokbokki, these look too yummy and adorable to resist! They retail at just S$2.55 per packet, and come in bundles of three at S$7.55.
Haitai Sindang-dong Tteokbokki: Available on Shopee
3. Bread Basket Baguette
Have you ever had bread snacks? I remember having my first bread snack back when I was still in secondary school. Retaining the flavour of actual bread, the snacks are crunchier and more crumbly as compared to actual bread.
Fairly popular in Korea, the Bread Basket Baguette snack is available for you to munch on as you #StayHome during this Circuit Breaker. These are currently available in two flavours—garlic and sweet & spicy. Priced from S$2.60 to S$6.46, you can purchase these addictive snacks by the packet or in a bundle of three.
Bread Basket Baguette: Available on Shopee
4. CW Mochi Chocolate Cookies
What do you get when you combine a dessert and a snack? Something so highly addictive, you won’t stop craving for it! Mochi lovers, this one’s for you.
Inspired the famous Chapssaltteok (Korean-style mochi), the CW Mochi Chocolate Cookies are sure to bring you and your family much delight during this #StayHome period. This snack is also proclaimed to be one of the best-sellers in Korea, so don’t worry if you’re trying it out for the first time.
With delectable, chewy mochi inside the sweet chocolate cookie exterior, this snack is made out of 1% sticky rice and 7% chocolate. This snack is priced at S$27.56 for two boxes of 12 to guarantee you the best bang for your buck.
CW Mochi Chocolate Cookies: Available on Shopee
5. Nongshim Jjol Byeong Snack
Many have said that the Nongshim Jjol Byeong Snack is perfect for accompanying a pint of beer. Shaped in simple, circular, bite-sized treats, these snacks are basically dried ramen. Of course, we’re no stranger to dried ramen or noodles snacks in Singapore—we’ve seen multiple Japanese ramen snacks and the Mamee snack.
It comes in five different flavours, from BBQ to spicy. One interesting flavour that I suspect is new to the market is the Dalgona flavour. I can’t imagine how you’d bring the essence of coffee into a dried ramen snack.
Retailing at S$3.84 per packet, you can choose your flavour of preference on Shopee. Reviews also mention that it’s directly imported from Korea, so you’re guaranteed to have the most authentic snacks from this shop!
Nongshim Jjol Byeong Snack: Available on Shopee
With these five suggestions, I hope at least one intrigued you enough to hop onto Shopee for a purchase. If any of these don’t tickle your fancy, be sure to check out our list of spicy snacks and sweet treats available on Shopee as well.
Once you get your snacks, it’s time to curl up on your sofa and binge those Korean dramas you’ve been putting off because of work. Sometimes, it’s okay to take breaks. Stay safe and enjoy your delicious treats!