Favorite Korean Snacks
With the massive popularity of Squid Games this year, South Korea’s food and snacks have been on full display. However, dalgona is not the only candy or snack that’s fun to eat and slightly sweet. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite snacks.
Pepero (Chocolate & Almond)
These thin pretzel sticks are crunchy and not too sweet. They’re the perfect snack while watching your latest Netflix or Viki drama. You can buy several different flavors (strawberry, cookies & creams, or plain).
Honey Butter Chips
Before there was ever a hit song, these popular chips were selling like hotcakes. If you like the sweet and savory combination, you might want to try this popular snack. Chips are relatively inexpensive, and if you don’t like the flavor, you haven’t invested much money to try a new flavor.
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Seaweed is rich in iron, calcium, and other vitamins/minerals. Making this snack a little more on the healthier side. It’s a thin flakey square sheet with a slight taste of fish and salt. You can find it in almost any store nowadays. There are also different flavors that you can try, including (onion, wasabi, sea salt, etc.) *Wrap it in steamed white rice for a more savory and salty snack experience.
This crispy sweet butter cracker goes perfectly with a hot beverage. They are also great to include in any food gift baskets for the upcoming holidays, with the option to write a name and cute message on the side of the package.
The possibilities are endless, with many flavors and ways to eat this snack. You need hot water, and you will have the perfect quick bite to eat. Add green onion, egg, or even spam/sausage, and turn this quick snack into a meal. My favorites are JJajang Men Ramen, Vegan Ramen(Samyang), and Gomtang Noodles with Cream Beef Bone Broth.
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A choco pie reminds me of the snacks I had when I was a kid. This snack consists of two small fluffy layers of yellow cake with a marshmallow center. *Heat for five-seven seconds in the microwave for a more gooey treat.
Orion Chip Varieties
Standard flavors include original, onion, and hot(spicy), which are great to try if you want a chip similar to Lays in the United States. However, every country has unique flavors you can’t buy anywhere else, and South Korea is no different. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the corn soup, lime pepper, chocolate, and seaweed varieties.
Yogurt Jelly candy is one of my favorites because the packaging is shaped like a cute yogurt bottle, and the jelly has a mild fruity flavor. These are perfect snacks to munch on while binge-watching your favorite K-drama or variety show. *Yakult is the probiotic yogurt drink these jellies were modeled after and also a great drink to have after a meal.
What are some of your favorite Korean snacks? I would love to read about them in the comments down below.
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