As someone who hails from a Chinese family who celebrates Chinese New Year in Malaysia, this list would be my choice of Korean snacks if I were to host friends and family over for my version of a “Korean” Chinese New Year. The compilation below is a mix of current and traditional Korean snacks that would definitely entice your tastebuds and make your snack corner a little more exciting this coming festive season.
- Osulloc Milk Tea, KRW12,000, + Add To Wishlist:
Osulloc is the go-to brand for anything tea related here in Korea, and the Milk Tea range is a crowd favourite. They have a few milk tea flavours to choose from and as the tea comes in a powdered form, all you need to do is add hot water for a quick relaxing cup of tea, anywhere, anytime.
- Sable Melon Cookie, KRW3,980, + Add To Wishlist:
Melon seems to be a flavour that is coming back in trend, so this is a sweet and aromatic choice to have that would go well with your tea or coffee.
- New Year Cookie Set, KRW50,000, + Add To Wishlist:
This box is filled with an assortment of Traditional Cookies the Koreans typically have for the Seollal (the Korean New Year). This is a gift box set which makes it a handy gift choice for the holidays.
- Spicy Rice Cake Chips, KRW2,380, + Add To Wishlist:
This is one of the newer chips in the market. It has a rice flavoured base with a hit of spiciness to it, but fret not as it isn’t as spicy. Taste wise, it leans towards a lighter savoury side.
- Fish Cracker, KRW3,980, + Add To Wishlist:
An addictive choice if you are fond of fish—it has a slightly sweet aftertaste and crunchy texture that pairs well with beer!
- Seaweed Snack, KRW3,980, + Add To Wishlist:
This is one of the traditional Korean snacks you can find in the street markets. It’s sweet and savoruy at the same time—a good pick if you are into old school snacks.
- Soy Sauce Chicken Chips, KRW2,380, + Add To Wishlist:
This can get quite addictive when you start snacking. A tribute to the immensely popular fried chicken culture here, this flavour is their take on the staple soy sauce chicken dish.
- Honey Cheese Potato Sticks, KRW2,880, + Add To Wishlist:
I’m sure you have heard about the Honey Butter everything hype and while it is still trending, this variation of skinny potato sticks remains my favourite with the lingering buttery flavour in every bite.
- Monaka Snack, KRW6,380, + Add To Wishlist:
This is another traditional snack that is essentially red bean sandwiched in between thin layers of waffle crisp—generally popular with the older folks.
- Yakgwa, KRW3,280, + Add To Wishlist:
A deep fried pastry that is apparently dated all the way back to traditional Korean cuisine, it is made mainly with honey and sesame oil. Recommended with tea.
- Honey Almond Cracker, KRW4,180, + Add To Wishlist:
A light cracker to nibble in between meals, it contains almonds and the tart sweetness of honey for a wonderful yet light combination.
Feature image credit: Osulloc
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