Seoul, the capital of South Korea – a paradise for shoppers, attracts a large number of tourists every year. The types of services for tourists are also growing, goods are sold countless. From candy, souvenirs, gifts, food to clothes, cosmetics … all available at everywhere and models are extremely diverse. When traveling, anyone also will be in the situation when go back home, your friends who are “hungry gifts” will scream “where is my gift, where are my gift!!”, then the family, relatives, colleagues … definitely, you also have to buy gifts for them to prove that you just went to Korea, right? So, what is good to buy in Korea (South Korea), best gifts to buy in Korea and must buy in Korea? Let’s check it out the best things to buy in Korea including Korea famous things, Korea souvenir items, Korean gifts, best gifts to buy in Korea, what food to buy in Korea, things you must buy in Korea, cheap, cool and famous things in South Korea below.
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You can not ignore banana milk, the national drink of Korea has been brought around five continents of the world. The banana taste is fragrant, sweet is packed in cuteness overload bottles.
Saying here, you’ve known what you have to do. Banana milk deserved at the top of the list of gifts to buy from Korea.
Well, there is a secret that everyone knows it, that is in addition to traditional banana flavor, now also includes the taste of strawberry, melon and coffee. You can buy a box of banana milk and then unpack each bottle and pack your luggage will be extremely neat and orderly.
We talked about the national drink above and then to the national food right now. Maybe you do not know what is it? Let us tell you, that is Kim Chi, are you surprise? (laugh).
Surely, this is also a kind of food that many of visitors want to buy as gifts, but if you choose Kim Chi to bring back home, you remember looking the expiry date, instructions for use and maintenance instructions when purchased; Choose the package for the most convenient way to pack luggage again.
Seaweed, bean sprouts and pickled vegetables are indispensable dishes in every Korean meal. The crispy seaweed leaves are wrapped outside of the pieces of hot rice, so tasty.
The dried seaweed leaves was added spices for pleasant to taste, eat with rice or eat plain like snacks, all is well. You can refer to the purchase of dried seaweed leaves when visiting Seoul in any market or shopping center.
Chili sauce (chilli paste, chutney)
We know it is only the chilli paste but the chili sauce of Korea is very different. This is the kind of chili sauce used to make some popular Korean food such as spicy sauce chicken, or tteok-bokki …
Korean chilli sauce often will be a little sweet, not too spicy, salt taste is balanced when add it in the dish is standard without adjusted, adjusted will be failed.
These chili sauces are often very easy to find at supermarkets in Korea. Anyway, buying directly in Korea is different than buying in K-mart in Vietnam.
Honey Butter Chips
From the supermarket to the convenience store, every place in Seoul also sells countless kinds of potato chips with different flavors, but potato chips the taste of honey and butter “하니 도 도” really can not be ignored.
The thickness of potato chip, mixed between the fatty and greasy of cream, plus the sweet flavor of honey. Super suitable for use when drinking tea and coffee.
Pringles has launched three editions of potato chips in Korea, super special with three colors and three different flavors: blue – cheese flavour, pink – caramel cream flavour, yellow – honey mustard flavour.
These three limited edition of Pringles is highly praised for its packaging as well as its quality and is ruling the roost to the hunt for Pringles in Korea.
According to intelligence of Living Nomads, the pink color edition seems to be humming with the young Koreans.
Green Tea Milk Spread Jam Matcha Cream
Green Tea Milk Spread Jam Matcha Cream of 오 설구 O’SULLOC from Jeju Island is a very interesting and special product. The bold taste of tea but sweet, mixed with the flavor of fat milk is very suitable when serve with loaf of bread or biscuits.
It is known that this kind of green tea jam is best-selling and running out of stock soon, so you remember watch for.
Today, 오 설구 O’SULLOC brand has opened a shop in Seoul and in addition to this green tea jam, the shop also sells a lot of products made from tea as well as other green tea grown in Jeju.
Osulloc (오설록) Tea House in Myeongdong
Address: 12 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: Sunday: From 9am to 10:30 pm; Friday open until 11 pm.
Phone: +82 2-774-5460
Getting There: Take Metro Line 4 to Myeongdong Station, Exit 6.
Instant noodles are also becoming a distinctive and special food of Korea. From different types of noodles with different flavors to other ways of cooking, the way to eat instant noodles is also different… In short, this food can be added to the list of things to buy for the world to know you have been traveled to Korea.
Well, spicy noodles from minimum spicy level to maximum spicy can also be found easily in supermarkets and convenience stores in Korea.