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Top Items You Can Spot in the Korean Section of an International Grocery Store
Korean foods are something you should try when visiting Korea. But with this health crisis, traveling has become a bit difficult to do. Good thing that international grocery stores such as Fresh Farms offer international foods and snacks from different countries.
Let’s list down the top 5 most common items you can see in the Korean aisle of an international store.
1. Roasted Seaweed
Most commonly known as Nori sheets or gim, roasted seaweeds are most probably the first item that will welcome you to the Korean section. Korean grocery stores are a paradise for seaweed products! You can sprinkle it as a topping, eat it as a snack, or use it in wraps or soups.
3. Ssamjang and Gochujang
These two are the most common condiments that go well with Korean dishes. Samgyupsal is not samgyupsal without ssamjang, a dipping sauce that works magically in most Korean dishes. Gochujang, on the other hand, is one of the most popular spices in Korea. Most often used as soup flavoring and marinades. You can also be creative with this source. Mix it with rice or instant noodles to complement simple dishes.
4. Instant Ramen Noodles
Don’t skip instant noodles when visiting Korean grocery stores. Exploring the endless world of Shin Ramyun must be one of the most exciting experiences of this life. And if you are expecting a long day at home anyway, go get kimchi, cheese, curry, seafood, vegetarian, and super-spicy-tasting noodles.
5. Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)
When you have gone through countless Korean dramas, your stomach deserves some tteokbokki. After all, why do you put yourself in the torture of seeing your favorite character praise this delicious Korean food? Most Korean grocery stores have a variety of flavors of instant tteokbokki. You can make it cheesy, spicy, buttery, or sweet! If you want to cook yourself, you can buy the tteokbokki and sauce separately.
Visit us at any of our locations and don’t miss out on the Korean aisle to get any of these items!
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