Top 5 Souvenirs You Should Buy in Korea
What do you usually buy as souvenirs when you travel other countries? Small magnets? Cards? Or key chains? You may have had an experience of buying some souvenirs that only took a large portion of your suitcase and never looking at them again. So, Trazy recommends you the top 5 souvenirs from Korea that you won’t regret buying at all.
Most of the cosmetic facial packs are cream types that need to be washed off after you apply them. However, Koreans frequently use sheet masks as facial pack that can be used easily without washing the face. All you need to do is to spread the essence-soaked sheet on your face for 15 minutes. Sheet masks have various effects like hydration and brightening.
By the way, animal-face shaped sheet masks are popular in Korea right now. Usually the price of sheet masks is between 1,000 won and 5,000 won. Sometimes, they are sold in a bundle at a discounted price. If you give sheet masks to your female family members or friends, they will love them for sure!
2. So many to choose – Ramyeon (Instant Noodle)
Korea is the heaven of ramyeon. You can find more than 30 kinds of ramyeon such as spaghetti ramyeon, cheese flavor ramyeon, and chicken soup flavor ramyeon. If you really like spicy food and dare to try anything, buy ‘Buldak Bokkeummyeon’ ramyeon, which is renowned for its super spiciness. Since it’s quite easy to get the most popular ramyeon (which is Shin ramyeon) outside of Korea, why don’t you bring some unique flavored ramyeon and surprise your family and friends?
3. The best alcohol in the world – Soju
Soju is Korean traditional alcohol that you can easily find not only in restaurants but also in supermarkets. Do you know that soju has been the most consumed alcohol for more than 10 years around the world? Luckily it costs only 1,000 ~ 2,000 won to buy a bottle of Soju in Korea, while you have to pay at least two or three times as much in other countries. Usually soju is contained in green glass bottles, but some soju brands have bottle made of plastic in smaller size.
4. Jack of all trades – Rice cooker
Rice cookers made in Korea have many functions that can’t be found in other rice cookers such as cooking porridge, steaming, and making a chewy rice crust at the bottom of the rice cooker. They even have a self-cleaning function! You can easily make several different dishes with one rice cooker. Some famous brands from Korea like Cuckoo and Cuchen have their branches outside of Korea, so you don’t need to worry about after sales service
5. Side dish or snack? – Dried seaweed
In Asian countries, dried seaweed is mostly served with rice, but in western countries, it is becoming popular as a healthy organic snack with low calories. You can easily find dried seaweed in any supermarket. When you buy them, make sure the product that you are buying is seasoned with salts. As the dried seaweed is very light, you can have many dried seaweed sheets as long as you have enough space in your suitcase.