Korean 7-Eleven: The Food Haven

By Valeria Voelkl

As many might know, convenience stores are businesses that people take advantage of when going about their daily lives. In many American convenience stores, they do not necessarily provide healthy and satisfying meals for their customers, but in Korea, this is a different story. Unlike other 7-Eleven stores, Korea’s 7-Eleven is one-of-a-kind, and will leave its guests satisfied at the amount of fresh and healthy foods that they can choose from. For this reason, Korea’s 7-Eleven is a hotspot for anyone craving any type of Korean delicacy or unique snack that will send their taste buds into overdrive. So, let us explore five of the most popular 7-Eleven food products that you must try when you find yourself around a Korean 7-Eleven!

  • Instant Noodles

Noodles are a part of Korean food culture that one cannot overlook. Housing dozens of different brands and flavors, the Korean 7-Eleven has a whole aisle dedicated to all the noodle combinations that one can think of. As you might have seen on social media, Korean fire noodles are one of the most popular noodle bowls that they provide. So, if you are looking to indulge in the spicy flavor or attempt to survive the grueling heat, these noodles are perfect for your palate. For those seeking rare flavors, we assure you that the Korean 7-Eleven will provide you with an assortment that will not disappoint!

  • Hot Bar

Have you ever heard of meat on a stick? Well, these vacuum-packed meats are definitely a treat that you do not want to miss. Better known as hot bars, these delectable snacks can be found in any Korean 7-Eleven. Bringing a variety of flavors, one can find spicy, garlic, and cheese-flavored meats that can only be described as mouthwatering. Since they provide microwaves, you can heat these bars up and take them on the go. Overall, this Korean delicacy is delicious and makes for a great snack that you can enjoy by yourself or share with your friends!

  • Samgak Kimbap 

If you are looking for something authentic to Korea, you must definitely have a taste of the Samgak Kimbap. Offered in many flavors, the Samgak Kimbap is one of the most popular products in Korean convenience stores, so it is no surprise that 7-Eleven provides a wide array of flavors for their customers to choose from, ranging from tuna to pork and more! Even though it is basically just a rice ball with filling and a seaweed layer, it is a masterpiece when combined. 

  • Bento Boxes

In Korea, there are many people who are busy and fast-paced. For this reason, on-the-go bento boxes that are filled with a variety of foods are popular lunch options. These boxes can be found in any Korean 7-Eleven, providing cheap and authentic meals, including pork, rice, fish cakes, kimchi, and steamed vegetables among other things. Seeing as they are quite satisfying and delicious, they are definitely convenient and worth having. 

  • Ice Cream 

If you still have room for dessert, you should definitely check out the ice cream section! Even though you might have seen your fair share of ice cream flavors throughout your lifetime, it is nothing compared to what you will see in a Korean 7-Eleven. For instance, they have an ice cream known as a Jaws bar that contains an icy shark design. This ice cream is very refreshing and has a strawberry flavor with a tint of orange. Another frozen treat that you can find is milk ice. Even though it might sound unusual and have an interesting package, it is quite popular and has a good flavor. True to its name, it has a sweet milk taste and is definitely worth a try. Aside from these two frozen delicacies, there are still a wide array of other flavors with unique designs that are bound to make your heart pound. 

Out of all these meals, which would you like to chew? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Valeria Voelkl

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