Korean snacks are a huge hit amongst Singaporeans, made popular by Korean dramas and of course, K-Pop idols! With a myriad of flavours available to suit different palates, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re missing out on the snacks you get when travelling in Korea or perhaps you’re just curious about the hype around Korean snacks, we thought it was high time we did a guide on some of the best Korean snacks every Singaporean needs to try at least once!
Best Korean snacks in Singapore: Chips
1. Cosmos Sweet and Hot Tteokbokki Snack
If you’re hankering for some hearty Korean street food like Tteokbokki or spicy Korean rice cakes, get your hands on the Cosmos Sweet and Hot Snack (available on Shopee Supermarket), one of the best Korean snacks you have to try! This snack is a crunchier version of the savoury and starchier original rice cake but still oh-so-good!
2. HaiTai x Calbee Honey Butter Chips
The HaiTai Honey Butter Chips (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best Korean snacks that took the world by storm a few years back, igniting a honey butter craze — just like the salted eggs frenzy in Singapore. If you love a sweet and salty combination, you’ll surely love these honey butter chips! It’ll tickle your taste buds in the most delightful ways, and you won’t stop reaching for more!
3. Korean Turtle Chips
Do not worry, these best Korean snacks aren’t made of turtle parts but rather they’re just shaped like turtle shells. The ORION Turtle Chip Corn Soup Flavor (available on Kobee Market, Korean Premium Shop) reminds us of creamy corn soup. Its four-layered chip will leave you munching through them in satisfaction. Turtle chips are also available in Injeolmi, Choco Churros, and Sweet Cinnamon flavour. Be sure to try these highly popular Korean snacks the next time you’re craving something fun and yummy!
4. Paldo Shrimp Snack
The Paldo Shrimp Snack (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best Korean snacks that’s loved by both kids and adults in Singapore. The seafood flavour is extremely fresh and rich, with each bite giving you a delightful burst of flavours. Get this together with the Paldo Crab Snack (available on Shopee Supermarket) to snack on while catching up on the latest K-dramas!
5. Roasted Korean Seaweed Snack
If you’re looking for a low-calorie snack to munch on, seaweed is your best bet. The CJ Bibigo Savory Roasted Korean Seasoned Seaweed (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best Korean seaweed snacks that is rich in nutrients, low in calories, and does not contain MSG. If you’re craving for something more filling, we hear Dongwon YangBan’s rice porridges are also widely popular!
6. Lotte Kokkal Corn
Another less sinful tidbit is corn snacks! The Lotte Kokkal Corn (available on Shopee Supermarket) is a delicious cone-shaped snack — you’ll definitely remember sticking them on your fingers and eating them off it as a kid. We love that this best Korean snack has a hint of sweet grilled corn flavour, while being savoury and addictive.
7. Nongshim Pizza Snack
This Nongshim Pizza Snack (available on LIVIART Korean Food and Beauty Shop) is one of the best Korean snacks in Singapore that you have to try! The pizza flavour coupled with its smokiness can be found throughout this bag of chips. Moreover, the honeycomb shape to this Nongshim Pizza Snack ensures that flavour can be found in every crevice. You’ll never lack the scent and flavour of pizza with this best Korean snack in Singapore!
8. Cosmos Butter Garlic Shrimp Chips
If you’re a fan of prawn crackers, you’ve got to try the Cosmos Butter Garlic Shrimp Chips (available on BANZZA Korea)! This best Korean snack in Singapore packs a flavourful punch of shrimp that isn’t too overpowering thanks to the robust garlic taste. We especially love how these chips are light and airy, so the flavours aren’t too strong such that it’ll be too much to finish in one sitting.
9. Lotte Rice Snack
Curb your savoury cravings with the yummy Lotte Rice Snack (available on Shopee Supermarket)! This is one of the best Korean snacks in Singapore that you can freely indulge in without worrying about calories. Made with healthy ingredients, the Lotte Rice Snack is not just nutritious but also tasty!
10. CROWN Churros
Want to indulge in your favourite cinnamon churros? Get the CROWN Churros (available on Bless Global) and dig in without having to feel guilty! These sweet cinnamon churros have a hollow centre, so feel free to have the whole bag yourself. The best thing about these CROWN Churros is how the cinnamon flavour is baked into each chip, so there aren’t any sugar crystals – yay to no mess!
11. Samjin Seafood Pretzel
You won’t always come across some awesome pretzel snacks. The Samjin Seafood Pretzel (available on Shopee Supermarket) is the best Korean snack in Singapore where you’ll get a delectable taste of seafood. You’ll be greeted with the fragrant aroma of squid as you bite into these crunchy pretzels. Trust us, this is one popular Korean snack you don’t want to miss if you’re a fan of seafood keropok.
12. Banana Kick
Korean banana milk is a must-have when visiting South Korea. If you’re a fan of it, then you must try the snack equivalent, Nongshim Banana Kick (available on liviart.sg). However, this is a hit-or-miss Korean snack for many as it is made from corn flour with banana powder and is on the sweeter side. Some wouldn’t mind the sweetness but if you prefer savoury snacks, then this might not be for you.
Best Korean snacks in Singapore: Biscuits
13. Lotte Butter Coconut Biscuit
With butter and coconut in the mix, we’re sure that this is the best sweet biscuit you’ll ever have! The Lotte Butter Coconut Biscuit (available on Shopee Supermarket) is a popular Korean snack that has just the right amount of coconut. It isn’t too sweet and the savoury butter adds a subtle contrast to round out the flavour of these biscuits. The Lotte Butter Coconut Biscuit is therefore the best Korean snack to try out!
14. Crown Sando Choco
The Crown Sando Choco (available on Shopee Supermarket) biscuit is the perfect accompaniment with a cup of coffee or tea. We recommend dipping the biscuit into your cuppa. Coffee or tea will elevate the buttery vanilla flavour of the biscuits and that creamy chocolate filling adds a nice sweetness to round off this best Korean snack!
15. CW Cheongwoo Brownie Choco Chip Cookies
The CW Cheongwoo Brownie Choco Chip Cookies (available on Shopee Supermarket) is another popular Korean snack that you can enjoy for breakfast or tea time. These cookies feature a rich chocolatey centre that melts in your mouth. There are also chocolate chips that add a nice contrasting crunch with each bite, thus making this one of the best Korean snacks in Singapore!
Similar to its Japanese counterpart, Pocky, the South Korean Pepero variant brings to the table other flavours like Almond Chocolate Pepero and White Cookie Pepero (both available on Shopee Supermarket).
Fun fact – Koreans believe that because of the long and thin shape of a Pepero stick, one can grow taller. Interestingly, Pepero Day (or Korea’s V-Day part two) was inspired by this popular Korean snack. Try the cheeky Pepero stick challenge with a special someone, perhaps? Each player has to put one end of the Pepero stick into their mouth and bite away. You might just get an ‘accidental’ kiss!
17. Lotte Binch Mocha Biscuit
If Cafe Mocha is your go-to drink for coffee runs, you’ll definitely need to try the Lotte Binch Mocha Biscuit (available on Shopee Supermarket), one of the best Korean snacks that has been highly raved in Singapore! These shortbread biscuits are half-filled with mocha coating — a delicious treat to enjoy as a midday pick-me-up snack.
18. Seoju Butter Waffles
Korean snacks can be overwhelming at times so here’s a popular one that’s both classic and simple. The Seoju Butter Waffles (available on Shopee Supermarket) is a rich, buttery waffle biscuit that’s roasted to a perfect golden texture. This best Korean snack comes individually wrapped so you don’t have to worry about them getting stale!
Best Korean snacks in Singapore: Chocolate
19. Haitai Home Run Ball Chocolate
Are you a fan of Hello Panda Biscuits? You’ll love these Haitai Home Run Ball Chocolates (available on Shopee Supermarket)! The Haitai Home Run Ball Chocolates are bite-sized cream puffs filled with a rich chocolate cream that isn’t too heavy. We also love how these popular Korean snacks don’t get soggy and are still very airy. They’re really one of the best Korean snacks to bring around and have any time of the day!
20. Lotte Rice Cake Choco Pie
We don’t know about you but we can’t pass up a chewy cookie. The Lotte Rice Cake Choco Pie (available on Kobee Market) is the best Korean snack to chase away any Monday blues. This cookie will not only boost your mood but also has an addictive mochi-like texture that’ll melt in your mouth from the moment of your first bite. Since we love all things mochi, this one is definitely going high up on our list.
21. Lotte Choco Pie
When we talk about chocolate, we must bring up Choco Pie! This is one of the best Korean snacks ever with some even considering it as Korea’s national snack. The Lotte Choco Pie (available on Shopee Supermarket) is most easily characterised by the two-sponge cakes with marshmallow filling topped with an exterior luscious chocolate coating. Over time, Orion has released many different flavours including this Black Sugar Choco Pie (available Shopee Supermarket) that BBT addicts will love!
22. Oreo O’s
Hands up if you love having cereal as a snack! Korea’s Oreo O’s (available on Kobee Market, Korean Premium Shop) is an Oreo-flavoured cereal that tastes just as good as their cream-filled cookie relatives. A packet of Oreo O’s includes chocolate rings sprinkled with cream and marshmallow bits. We bet you can already imagine the explosion of flavours in your mouth! Simply pour milk over a bowl of Oreo O’s or have it without milk — as you please. Either way, don’t miss out on one of the best Korean snacks in Singapore!
23. Lotte Dream Cacao Chocolate
To all our Korean drama fans out there, we know this ain’t a foreign snack to you! Featured in Hospital Playlist, the Lotte Dream Cacao Caniser 56% Chocolate (available on Shopee Supermarket) is a popular Korean snack that you have to try! It has a full-bodied chocolate taste and is packed with antioxidants, helping to reduce the risk of heart-related diseases. Additionally, cocoa from the cacao trees boosts energy and endorphin levels — keeping you in a happier mood for longer! Also, Lotte Confectionery is one of the best known Korean food producer brands. Do we need to give any more reasons for you to grab a bottle today? We think not!
24. Orion Market O Brownie
These brownies in a packet will be the best Korean snack on days you need to get through piles of work. The Orion Market O Brownies (available on Kobee Market, Korean Premium Shop) are made from chocolate, Korean eggs, minimum wheat, and butter, for a chewy consistency. If you love brownies but aren’t in the mood to bake one from scratch then this is one Korean snack you must have on hand.
Best Korean snacks in Singapore: Sweets
25. Sugalolo Konjac Jelly
Satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet plans! The Sugalolo Konjac Jelly (available on Shopee Supermarket) is a delightful sweet treat that’s not refreshing and low on calories. Although this best Korean snack is four calories, you’re bound to feel satiated after downing the entire bag of jelly!
26. Haitai Ice Cool
The Haitai Ice Cool (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best Korean snacks in Singapore if you’re looking for some minty fresh candy. The slightly hard exterior is a nice contrast to the chewy centre, but we really enjoy how the Haitai Ice Cool reminds of Sprite. That minty feeling coupled with the lime flavour really makes this an addictive Korean snack!
27. Lotte Milk Caramel Candy
If you love toffee, you’re going to love the Lotte Milk Caramel Candy (available on Shopee Supermarket)! This candy makes one of the best Korean snacks in Singapore thanks to its chewy texture. In addition, the caramel flavour is extremely pronounced but it also isn’t too overwhelming thanks to the milk. The Lotte Milk Caramel Candy thus has a lovely taste that’ll prove to be extremely addictive – you won’t be able to stop!
28. Lotte Yogurt Jelly
If you’re a fan of Yakult and gummy bears, the Lotte Yogurt Jelly (available on Shopee Supermarket) will be right up your alley as they’re basically Yakult-flavoured gummies! The gummies are shaped like a bottle and offer a mild fruity and tart flavour. It’s as if you’re having a bottle of Yakult itself with this popular Korean snack!
29. CW Korean Red Ginseng Candy
You can’t go wrong with the CW Korean Red Ginseng Candy (available on Shopee Supermarket). The concentrated red ginseng in this best Korean snack is filled with tons of nutrition. From improving your immune system to reducing stress, you can’t get healthier candy! Also, you won’t have to worry about the CW Korean Red Ginseng Candy being too bitter. Each candy is coated with sugar, resulting in a bittersweet flavour you’ll grow to love!
30. Murgerbon Brown Sugar Milk Tea Almonds
One of the most popular Korean snacks of all time is almonds. From fun flavours like honey butter to black sesame, we’re just spoilt for choice. Bubble tea fans will love the Murgerbon Brown Sugar Milk Tea Almonds (available on Shopee Supermarket). Each almond is covered with a sweet layer of coating where all the essence of the milk tea flavour is. On top of that, this popular Korean snack has a nice crunch effect that’ll leave you reaching for more!
Other best Korean snacks in Singapore you have to try
31. Sajo Corn Dog
Featured in the popular K-drama Start-Up, where the grandma in the series opened a corn dog truck at Yeouido Hangang Park, this is one of the best Korean snacks that has become wildly popular. The Sajo Corn Dog (available on SL Foods Official Store) has a crispy outer layer and an inner layer with a chewy sausage and buttery, tangy mozzarella cheese that stretches with every bite!
32. CJ Bibigo Cup Topokki
Pining for some Korean rice cakes? Stock up on CJ Bibigo Cup Topokki (available on Shopee Supermarket), add some boiling water and you can have some in a few minutes! This popular Korean snack features a cheesy sauce that has a subtle hint of spiciness. The rice cake also retains its firm and chewy texture without being too soft, thus making it one of the best Korean rice cake snacks in Singapore!
33. Jjondeugi Traditional Korean Snack
This traditional Korean snack is making waves! Konjac Jjondeugi Chewy Snack (available on KOKO.kr) is a chewy diet snack that’s made of pumpkin and sweet potato. Jjondeugi snack also contains konjac that’s a starchy root that helps keep you fuller for longer. You can eat this best Korean snack as it is or do it like the Koreans by sprinkling some ramen seasoning followed by grilling them to bring out its full flavours.
Transport yourself to the streets of Seoul with the CJ Hotteok Mix (available on Shopee Supermarket)! Hotteok is a Korean sweet pancake that is a popular street snack in Korea. It’s a golden fried dough with gooey brown sugar and a variety of nuts encased within. This hotteok truly embodies the definition of comfort food, making it perfect for cold and rainy days.
35. CJ Beksul Cupjeon Kimchi Pancake
Delicious kimchi pancakes are hard to come by, but you’ll never go wrong with those from CJ Beksul. The CJ Beksul Cupjeon Kimchi Pancake (available on Shopee Supermarket) features a perfect recipe that you’ll love! Simply mix the kimchi with the pancake mix within the cup, add that to a pan and you’ll have the most delicious kimchi pancake in Singapore.
36. Sticky Choco Pie – Injeolmi
The Sticky Choco Pie – Injeolmi (available on Kobee Market, Korean Premium Shop) has made waves on the Internet for its unique take on the Choco Pie with an injeolmi flavour instead of chocolate. Injeolmi is essentially a Korean rice cake made by steaming glutinous rice flour. As such, you can expect a sticky and sweet sensation to fill your mouth with every bite of this best Korean snack. Psst, we recommend putting the Choco Pie in a microwave for 20 seconds before eating. We assure you’ll have a fluffy and bussin flavour! Just check it out here:
Best Korean snacks for the Seoul
From sweets and chocolates, to chips and biscuits, satisfy your cravings with these best Korean snacks in Singapore for an ab-Seoul-utely good treat. Head over to Shopee Supermarket and shop our wide selection of items for all your grocery needs! And check out our 9.9 Super Shopping Day for exciting deals on your favourite Korean snacks! Don’t forget to try out these easy Korean recipes inspired by dramas! Think dalgona candy, bibimbap and more. But of course, no meal is complete without banchan, so here are some Korean side dishes recipes to try out. Want some other snacks? Binge on these best Thai snacks and popular local snacks to satisfy those munchies!
This article was updated on 12 October 2022. Additional research done by Gabriel Choo.