With the COVID-19 pandemic confining us to the four walls of our homes, we had to look for different ways to cope with the isolation and entertain ourselves. Luckily, some old and new shows were finally made available on streaming sites like Netflix.
And some of these new shows are the well-loved Korean dramas starring our favorite oppas like Nam Joo Hyuk from the 2016 drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and Kim Soo Hyun from the iconic My Love From Another Star.
Admittedly, when we watch these K-dramas, we often get tempted by the noodles, fried chicken, or other delicious and mouthwatering food that the characters eat on the show. It makes us crave these food and try them out for ourselves. (Read: 4 Online Bakeries That Offer Korean Minimalist Cakes)
But what actually are these popular snacks that have made even Korean celebrities themselves crave it and where can you get it?
K-Drama Snacks: Honey Butter Chips
The honey butter chips have definitely transcended borders—making people from all over Asia, and even other countries on the other side of the world, love it. And why wouldn’t people love it? It’s salty and sweet all at the same time, hitting all the right tastebuds for anyone craving a snack.
While the snack was introduced by a Japanese brand in 2012, the honey butter chips gained popularity because Korean celebrities kept posting about it online—just like Choi Siwon of K-Pop group Super Junior, who also starred as Kim Shin-Hyuk in the 2015 K-drama She Was Pretty. (Read: 5 Easy Korean Meals for Work Week Lunches)
Where you can get it: LG25 Korean Grocery in Pasig City (8137 Plaza, 4 Escriva Drive, San Antonio, Pasig City), but there are also some groceries that carry the honey butter chips.
K-Drama Snacks: Cheese Sausage
The cheese sausage isn’t actually a traditional sausage made out of meat. The truth is it’s actually made of fish with some cheese on the inside for added flavor. The cheese sausage can be found in almost every convenience store and cafe in South Korea because many eat it as a snack because it is convenient to bring.
And it became even more popular when K-drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo featured it greatly on the show. In the series, Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) can be seen with this treat and eats in some of the episodes. (Read: The Cast of ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ Where Are They Now?)
Where you can get it: Fun & Mart Katipunan (G/F Bellitudo, B, 79 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City). You can check their Facebook page or contact them at (02) 7959-1636 to ask for their product availability.
K-Drama Snacks: Banana Milk
And of course, when we eat, we need something to drink after all the food we ingested. And one of the popular drinks that Koreans love is banana milk—basically, banana-flavored milk. It was initially created because the Korean government wanted to encourage Koreans to drink milk, but it has become a staple drink for people of all ages.
Even actor Lee Min-ho, and singers Luhan, Taemin, and IU love the banana milk that they endorsed the brand as well! This paved the way for the banana milk to reach even wider success from all corners of Asia and other parts of the world. (Read: 3 Online Shops to Support for a Good Cause)
Where you can get it: Wang Mart Poblacion (#37 Polaris St. Bel-Air, Makati City) carries the banana milk in store. You can contact them at (02) 576 8306 or check their Facebook page for other products.