Korean supermarkets in Singapore


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If you 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 6 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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Before the Circuit Breaker, you would’ve been 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. And while we can’t enjoy that sight for a while, you can 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 ($5.80), pork cutlets ($14.80), and fried chicken ($28.80).

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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lee mart wonderful bap sang
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The mart side of things stocks a whole plethora of pantry goodies from packaged Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Stew), premium Korean smoked oysters, the usual snack suspects and a range of soju.

Get your kimbaps on foodpanda and have banchans delivered to your doorstep from Lee Mart

Lee Mart – Wonderful Bap Sang
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-609/610 Suntec City Mall East Wing, Singapore 038983
Operating Hours: 11.30AM-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: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6698 0482
Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang


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 for 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 Korean every 2-4 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.

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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 same-day delivery after 2PM if you place orders before 12PM. 

Square 2 @ Novena
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #03-06 Square 2 @ Novena, Singapore 307506
Operating Hours: 9.30AM-9.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6397 6421
Nearest MRT: Novena

West Mall
Address: 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #04-20, Singapore 658713
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat, 9AM-9.30PM, Sun, 9.30AM-9.30PM
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, that also offer 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.

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With 8 outlets scattered across the country, you can start stockpiling your favourite snacks over the weekends to for a refreshed home or work pantry. If you opt for online delivery, get your snacks with next-day delivery if you place your orders before 4PM on their online 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.

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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 snag legit dried pollack here.

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

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


6. Shop365.sg – fresh kimchi delivery


Kimchi is a must-have for every Hansik (Korean cuisine) setting. If you love variety shows like The Return Of Superman, you’ll have seen the strenuous effort behind a good fermented kimchi tub. If you’re lazy to make home-made kimchi and aren’t a fan of the preserved ones, Shop365.sg offers a wide variety of fresh kimchi that is free from MSG and preservatives.

chive kimchi korean supermarket
You can switch up your usual Chinese cabbage kimchi with chive kimchi to go with white rice
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chicken bulgogi
Get your char on your marinated chicken bulgogi for meat lovers
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You can also order your kimchi along with some chicken bulgogi for a KBBQ party at home. They’ve got a 1kg chicken bulgogi and 1KG kimchi bundle set for you to grab at just $32.

They currently have free shipping for all orders below 3KG for a limited period of time. If you happen to miss out on this deal, delivery for online purchases will set you back $5 for orders under $200, and no cost at all if your order is above $200!

Shop the Shop365.sg online store.


BONUS: Hi! Seoul Mart – replica of a Korean convenience store


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If you’ve been to Korea and stopped by a G25 or 7-Eleven, you’ll believe me when I tell you that stepping into Hi! Seoul Mart makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a convenience store in Seoul itself. Even though they don’t offer delivery services, it’s still worth setting foot the mart to bring home K-snacks for you to munch on.

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Snack away with the plethora of Korean chips, choco pies, and biscuits at Hi! Seoul Mart.
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Best selling snacks like Honey Butter Chips and Lotte Choco Pies aside, it also sells teas, pre-packed kimchi, rice cakes, and frozen dumplings amongst other things.

Westgate Outlet
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #B1-18 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6265 7978
Nearest MRT: Jurong East
Website

Bedok Mall Outlet
Address: 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B2-55 Bedok Mall, Singapore 467360
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6702 4145
Nearest MRT: Bedok
Website


Supermarkets in Singapore for Korean snacks and food


Expand your repertoire of Korean snacks and recipes with these 7 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.