Korean supermarkets in Singapore


If you’ve binged enough K-dramas like Crash Landing On You and The King: Eternal Monarch, you’ve definitely seen tempting snacks, steaming hot coffee product placements, as well as the ASMR-esque instant ramen-slurping at least more than once. 

When the savouries and sweets at your neighbourhood supermarket just aren’t cutting it anymore, here are six Korean supermarkets around the island for you to stock up on everything from honey butter chips and lotte pie to freshly made kimbap. Additionally, all of them have delivery services so you won’t have to step out of the house.

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1. Lee Mart – freshly made kimbap and in-store restaurant


korean ahjummas kimbap
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Guests are typically greeted by the sight of ahjummas as they prepped fresh kimbap (Korean sushi rolls), banchan (side dishes), and kkochi eomuk (fish cake soup) right smack at the Lee Mart storefront at Suntec City Mall. But even if you can’t enjoy that sight IRL, you can still grab your kimbaps and other Korean essentials online.

If you think that’s cool, you can look forward to dining at their in-store restaurant in the future. Expect wholesome Korean grub such as fried dumplings, pork cutlets, and fried chicken.

Must-try dishes:

  • Soondubu Jjigae (Tofu Stew) for wholesome Korean soul food at $13.80
  • Gyeran Jjim (Korean Steamed Eggs) to calm your taste buds after a spicy meal at $5.80

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The whole array of banchans that’s available at Lee Mart
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The mart side of things stocks a whole plethora of pantry goodies from packaged Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Stew) to the usual snack suspects and a range of soju.

Have banchans brought to your doorstep from Lee Mart, with free delivery for orders above $70.

Lee Mart – Wonderful Bap Sang
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-609/610 Suntec City Mall East Wing, Singapore 038983
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6732 0974
Nearest MRT: Promenade

Chinatown Point
Address: 133 New Bridge Road, #01-37 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6698 0482
Nearest MRT: Chinatown

Hillion Mall
Address: 17 Petir Road, B2-20 Hillion Mall, Singapore 678268
Operating Hours: Sun-Thur 10AM-9PM | Fri-Sat 10AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6698 0482
Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang

Heartland Mall
Address: 205 Hougang Street 21, #02-03 Heartland Mall, Singapore 530205
Operating Hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
Nearest MRT: Kovan


2. Shine Korea – discounts up to 50% off


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Shine Korea is one of the oldest Korean grocery stores in Singapore and a go-to for many of us looking for a quick craving fix. But a lesser-known fact about the mart is that the mart often offers discounts of up to 50% on its selection of goodies.

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Munch on your bacon chips while you laze around with your iPad loaded with K-shows
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From well-known snacks like Yopokki and the Lotte Yogurt Jelly to staple Korean nosh like seasoned seaweed and kimchi, you’ll find almost any Korean snack, drink or instant noodle you’re craving for at any one of Shine Korea’s 10 outlets across the island.

Their online store offers free delivery over $80 for grocery shopping without having to handle heavy grocery bags and provides food lovers with a slew of easy-to-follow recipes for you to whip up Korean classics at home. 

Grab your fave Korean snacks for less without leaving home from Shine Korea.


3. Solmart – regularly imported fresh Korean produce


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Instead of spending more than you should on imported fruits at your regular supermarket, head to Solmart to sink your teeth into fresh Korean apples, Shingo pears and sweet persimmons. The store imports fresh produce from Korea every two-four weeks to bring in locally-grown fruits, veggies and meats.

Those really into replicating authentic dishes can also grab fresh veggies here – expect to find wild chives, water parsley, ssukgat (chrysanthemum greens) and Korean spinach.

korean ramen korean supermarket
If you’re feeling extra lazy on weekends, grab yourself a cup of good Korean ramyeon to satisfy your hunger pangs.
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Apart from the regular condiments, snacks and dried foods, you’ll also be treated to a range of Korean health and beauty products. Think magnetic hula hoops for slimming and bamboo salt toothpaste.

For fellow bums, there’s an online store for your convenience. You can waive the standard $8 delivery fee if your order is above $80. On top of that, get next-day delivery if you place orders before 12PM. 

Square 2 @ Novena
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #03-06 Square 2 @ Novena, Singapore 307506
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6397 6421
Nearest MRT: Novena

West Mall
Address: 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #04-20, Singapore 658713
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6862 8225
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok


4. Koryo Mart – Korean home and living products with free delivery


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Koryo Mart stocks everything you’d expect a typical Korean mart to – citron teas, energy drinks, Market O brownies and canned foods. And on top of all that, it also offers a range of Korean soaps, detergents, and sanitary pads for Korean expats in Singapore.

Their online store also has a range of Korean home and living products such as stainless steel hanging racks, mop sets and storage organisers going at affordable prices for you to spruce up your home.

koryo mart korean supermarket
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With eight outlets scattered across the country, you can start stockpiling your favourite snacks over the weekends for a refreshed home or work pantry. Delivery schedules have been adjusted due to Covid-19 restrictions, but deliveries typically take between two-three working days. Order online on Koryo Mart’s website.


5. Harin Mart – online supermarket with $3 delivery


Purely an online mart, Harin Mart is the place to go if you’re in the market for some serious grocery shopping. KBBQ fanatics look forward to all the good stuff like seasoned beef galbi, marinated chicken bulgogi, beef marrows, tendons and tails should you ever be interested in whipping up a K-food storm.

hotteok
If you want to make some Korean pancakes, Hotteok Mix is available at Harin Mart.
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The lack of a physical retail space also means that prices here are cheaper than the other K-marts around. And if Crash Landing On You has got you itching to try some dried pollack to go with your beer – you’ll be able to snag legit dried pollack here.

Online orders above $50 come with a flat $3 delivery fee!

Order up galbi sets online for a stay-home KBBQ from Harin Mart.


6. K-Fresh on Redmart – fresh Korean fruits and veggies


Redmart k-fresh
Image adapted from: RedMart

If you’re all about whipping up your own dishes from scratch at home, take a gander at RedMart’s K-Fresh section. Stocked with fresh Korean ingredients and produce like gochugaru (hot peppers), perilla leaves, and sweet potatoes, this is the go-to stop for home cooks.

Get free delivery above $60 on RedMart.


Korean supermarkets for your next snack fix


Expand your repertoire of Korean snacks and recipes with these six Korean supermarkets around the island. From fresh kimchi and kimbap to dried pollock and imported Korean fruits, you’ll never have to lament another day with an unsatisfied craving.

And with most of these Korean supermarkets offering online shopping and delivery services, you’ll be able to stock up on all your necessities without leaving the confines of your home.


Originally published by Yada Kadir on 16th June 2020. Last updated by Ra Krishnan on 3rd June 2021.
Cover images adapted from (clockwise from top left): Yellowsing, Nestia, Foursquare, @shinekorea