Where to buy Korean ingredients online?

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  • #48564

    Maangchi
    Keymaster

    In this other thread Kurt recommended http://www.asiakauf.com for buying ingredients from Germany.

    I’m lucky, I live near Koreatown, but if you’re looking to shop online in the US there is Koa mart http://www.koamart.com which seems to be USA only. Same with Hmart http://www.hmart.com which is Korean and English but the English site has a lot of Korean in it and is pretty confusing.

    I never shopped at any of these, but maybe someone who did can tell us if they’re any good? Or recommend a better one.

  • #51399

    Sere
    Member

    I’ve just found one that delivers only in Milano, Italy. Here http://www.coreano.it/ I thought I’d share since there aren’t that many Korean shops in my country, not that I know of, that is. Hope this helps!

  • #51400

    pamkitty
    Member

    Hey Here are some Korean / Asian supermarkets that I use to shop online when I dont have time to go to the asian supermarket where I live .

    http://www.kgrocer.com/index.aspx – They ship to the U.S , U.K ect .

    http://www.orientalmart.co.uk/ – Does Korean , Japanese & chinese food .

    http://www.waiyeehong.com

    http://www.japancentre.com

    http://www.matthewsfoods.co.uk/ -Does Korean , Japanese and chinese food .

    http://www.koreafoods.co.uk -Online store coming soon ! .

    Enjoy!

  • #51401

    Sylvia
    Member

    I’m confused about the olive oil. I know it’s super healthy but I think of olive oil as an Italian oil. Is it a usual ingredient in Korea?

  • #51402

    honeyhunny
    Member

    I’ve order ingredients from Koa mart twice, and I must say that I really like it. There website is so much more easy to navigate than Hmart. I really recommend Koa mart for everyone here in the U.S. =)

  • #51403

    unchienne
    Participant

    I’ve bought from Koamart and have been very happy with the results. I didn’t buy any perishables from them but stuck to canned goods and tableware. The shipping can sometimes be a little “painful” when compared to the price of the food (sometimes as much as 1/3 of the total price), but they really do a great job packing and a whole set of ceramicware arrived at my house without so much as a hairline split in any of the items though they were packed with heavy canned foods as well.

  • #51404

    melinas mom
    Member

    hello everyone,

    i live in greece and there aren’t any korean grocery stores.

    other than the german site listed above, does anyone know of other online sites that sell korean/asian food items in europe and ship to greece?

    thank you for your help in advance.

  • #51405

    Lewshu
    Member

    A great place to buy korean products in the US is

    http://kimchius.com

    located in New Jersey. Great prices too!

  • #51406

    IJackieI
    Member

    Anyone knows a good website for Korean products in Canada?

    There are Korean food stores at where I live(Edmonton, Alberta) but they’re far from my place and they don’t have everything I need. Besides I can’t speak Korean.. can’t communicate with them well TT. So if anyone knows a great website please let me know!

  • #51407

    ltzecherk
    Member

    I live in Hull, UK. Can’t seem to find 떡 (tteok) for 떡볶이 (tteokbokki) anywhere nearby or online. Can’t wait for koreafoods.co.uk to shop online. Wish I was near London. If anybody knows somewhere near to buy some, please let me know. Thanks. :)

  • #51408

    indie
    Member

    how long is shipment from koa mart?

  • #51409

    criswen
    Participant

    how bout malaysia?? any online store that sell it online n ship to malaysia? :)

    thanks!!

  • #51410

    joeyng89
    Member

    hey @criswen try dropping by KL sometime if you’re free..there’s a Korean Town in Ampang..a little hard to locate but you can always try One Utama shopping mall! there’s Lotte Mart there too! :))

  • #51411

    Tequila
    Participant

    I haven’t been to the One Utama outlet but the ones in Ampang seened to have varieties to choose from. I suggest you check out the other stores around there. Some have freshly imported vegetables and frozen food stuffs while others don’t.

  • #51412

    oksipak
    Member

    Hmart is a good Asian internet store. I placed my dry-goods order on 1/21/11 and received delivery on 1/28/11 via UPS nicely packaged. You can use PayPal so that was convenient for me. I planned ahead so yesterday I soaked my cabbage yesterday and when I received my hot pepper flakes today from Hmart, I made Kimchi this evening so it's now sitting overnight and I'll have delicious Kimchi to eat tomorrow.

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  • #51413

    ewlung
    Participant

    Hi,

    I am desperate to buy Kosari here in Europe and it seems I cannot find it online.

    I found in KJFoods.de, but there is no english nor german language.

    Anyone know any online shop which has Kosari in Germany / Netherlands / Belgium / UK ? … in english or not in Korean language :)

    Thanks.

  • #51414

    oksipak
    Member

    Don’t know but I was looking for Kosari on Hmart and finally found it but it had a different name, Dried Bracken, https://www.hmart.com/shopnow/shopnow_newsub.asp?p=761898649602 so maybe youre Kjfoods.de has it under THAT name? Good luck.

  • #51415

    ewlung
    Participant

    I can see that Kosari in KJFoods.de but the website is all in Korean language :)

    I am not korean, and I cannot read korean language.

    I tried to use Google Translate (automatic), but that does not work on this site.

    Really, I spent few weeks just to hunt this down, but no luck.

    Unfortunately, for some reason I cannot travel far away from my current home location. Otherwise, I live just 2 hours from Dusseldorf which I can visit the Kim’s Asia store (offline version of KJFoods).

    Anyway, I can find most Japanese stuffs pretty easily and there are a lot of english web-shops. But not korean web-shops :(

  • #51416

    oksipak
    Member

    Ewlung, I see what you mean. You would have to individually translate all lines that you don’t understand. I copied and pasted few Korean words into Google Translate http://translate.google.com/#ko|en|%20%20%EC%9D%B4%EB%A6%84 and then I also input English and got Korean translation to match up the “characters.” It’s a lot of work.

    name 이름

    mailing address 우편 주소

    phone 전화

    billing address 청구서 수신 주소

    state 상태

    Leave a message 전하실말씀

    *Might I suggest you use the “Contact Us” ([email protected]) and email them all the info. and explain to them you want to order the Kosari but because you don’t understand the language, it’s difficult to order? They may comply and/or advise you as to how to order without having to fill in the form. Who knows. Good Luck.

  • #51417

    ewlung
    Participant

    Hi oksipak,

    Thanks :) I will do that, but my friend just told me that she could buy kosari in her home town and send it to me …

    *happy*

  • #51418

    jen smith
    Member

    Koamart.com took my money over one hundred dollars and never sent me my stuff. They don’t even respond to me when I contact them last time. I even sent them my bank statement information in the mail to them but they don’t care. Buyers beware. Buy through Amazon or Hmart.

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