When you are in the mood for a snack, there are plenty of options at your disposal – from chips to cookies to crackers or even apples, oranges, and bananas. Sometimes though, you’ll find yourself craving something a bit more out of the ordinary. Come on down and get all of your Asian groceries from Lotte Plaza Market, especially when you want some yummy Korean snacks!
Have you ever thought about trying laver seaweed? If you have but been reluctant to do so, then this is a great way to get your first taste of it. It’s dried, roasted, and seasoned. Plus, it doesn’t have many calories and is packed with calcium, vitamins, minerals, and even B-12 for more brainpower!
You’ve probably heard of gimbap, also known as kimbap, by now. It is highly similar to Japan’s iconic sushi. Want to find some quickly and easily? Look for a variation called samgak-kimbap, which is triangular and easily found at every convenience store across South Korea.
Injeolmi is very popular, and closely resembles its Japanese cousin, mochi. They are small, sticky rice cakes loaded with various fillings or toppings, such as sweet bean powder. Need a snack while traveling around? Here you go.
Everyone loves donuts, so why not give the Korean version a spin? These deep-fried pancakes are jammed with brown sugar syrup and served while still hot, just like how a donut should be. Other fillings include chocolate, fruits, and cream. In Busan, you’ll find a local delicacy ssiat hotteok that combines syrup, chopped nuts, and seeds.
Yes, we had to. Despite the unappealing-sounding name, it’s simply a nickname for a snack sandwich. This cookie sandwich is stuffed with soft sweets in the middle, kind of like an ice cream sandwich or a certain cookie sandwich you might deconstruct and dip into milk before devouring. Lotte is one of Korea’s most well-known brands and has a theme park called Lotte World in Seoul.
You’ve got to wash down all of these Korean snacks somehow! It is sweet and incredibly filling, too. Plenty of merchandise is dedicated to it, too, from stickers to T-shirts, and oh yes, there are other flavors too, as there should be; some examples include coffee, chocolate, and strawberry!
Get All Your Asian Groceries at Lotte Plaza Market
Lotte Plaza Market is your one-stop-shop for all of your Korean and Asian grocery needs. With more than 10 locations in Maryland and Virginia, this growing market is always expanding and opening new markets to serve our customers better. Since we opened in 1976, our goal has always been to provide the best customer service and groceries to our customers. For answers to all of your questions, please email us at LottePlaza.com.