A lot of people love beer. It’s no different in Korea. Although soju is the number one alcohol in Korea, people love their beer here. Beer in the Korean language is simply 맥주 (maek-ju).
When I first arrived in Korea in 2009, the only brands of beer you could find here were the major Korean brands like Cass and Hite (which are terrible IMO). Craft beers were unheard of, and the only foreign beers you could find would be be at pubs and bars and they were expensive.
I’ve been living in Korea for a little over 7 years now and I often get asked by friends and family to bring them back Korean gifts when I visit home during the vacations. My mom loves the green tea and although I’m not really into Kpop or dramas hardcore, some of my friends are and I’ll bring them back a poster or trinket of some sort. I also have several friends who love the variety of snacks and instant noodles.
However, some of you may not have friends or family in Korea or you may not be going anytime soon, so I’ve made a list of some of my favorite things that you can find online or at your local Korean mart to satisfy that need.
Most of these can be found on Amazon and some on other great sites. So without further ado, let’s get started!
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- Spicy Ramyeon variety pack Amazon
- Nongshim Black Noodles Amazon
- Korean Sweet & Sour Candy Amazon
- Gochujang Amazon
- A Snack Fever Subscription Snack Fever Snack Box
- Korean Snacks Variety Pack Amazon
- Red Ginseng Tea Amazon
- Honey Butter Chips Amazon
- Korean BBQ Grill Amazon
- Roasted seaweed (Vegan friendly) Amazon
- Korean sauce set Amazon
- Rice cooker Amazon
Korean Clothing/Wall Art/Stationery
- Korean flag themed hats Amazon
- Posters from the Dom & Hyo Store
- Hangul Periodic Table Poster Amazon
- Keyboard stickers for Hangul Amazon
- This cool weekly and monthly planner Amazon
- Kakao Friends gift set Amazon
- Kakao friends slipper (Ryan) Amazon
- Kakao Friends Ryan big stuffed doll Amazon
- The Korean Flag to hang on a wall or outside Amazon
- Chopstick & spoon set Amazon
- Korean Stone bowl Amazon
- Maanchi’s Korean Cookbook Amazon
- Jewelry box Amazon
- Makeup mirror Amazon
- Handmade tea set Amazon
- Korean Noodle Pot Amazon
- Cook Korean: A comic book with recipes Amazon
- Korean Grammar in Use Amazon
- Integrated Korean Amazon
- 500 Basic Korean Verbs Amazon
- Korean Slang: As Much as a Rat’s Tail Amazon
- Korean Made Simple Series Amazon
- Korean Flash Cards Amazon
- Hanja Guide by Talk to me in Korean
- Learn Korean from Zero! Amazon
- Konjac Facial Sponge Amazon
- Facial Mask Sheet Amazon
- 100 piece Hydration mask Amazon
- Face Shop Cleansing Foam Amazon
- Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Amazon
So as you can see, there is lots of variety to cater to all tastes. If you find something unique that you don’t see here, just shoot us an email and we will add it asap.
If you have Korean friends or acquaintances or if you are/will be spending a decent amount of time in Korea, this will be a handy phrase to know.
You will eventually want to congratulate someone on a graduation, a birthday, wedding, etc. Notice that there are four ways to say congratulations.
*side note: don’t use Google Translate for this as it will turn out something completely different and you will sound weird*