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Title: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Davey on September 01, 2011, 04:15:51 pm
Credit to bmsteacher and teacher_del.

ONLINE

Gmarket

Search to buy pretty much anything (clothes, food, etc.). Owned by eBay, but it's immediate shopping (auctioning/bidding didn't work out here).

Supplements, more geared towards workout supplements


www.healthkoreaus.c om
www.speedns.co.kr
www.mass119.com
www.madmass.net
http://anabolic-korea.co.kr/

Note: I believe healthkoreaus.com is the only site that allows orders from foreigners, but try asking the other sites if you can (otherwise, you'll need a Korean to order for you as some sites require a Korean ID number). All these sites are in Korean, but e-mail correspondence can be in English as they're based in the US (don't expect perfect English, however). Shipping is 10,000 KRW regardless of weight (although the new law is that you're limited to ordering six products at a time) for all sites.

http://www.thearrivalstore.com/
Cell phones (without ARC), household, food, etc.

www.EZshopKorea.com

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

http://highstreet.co.kr/


Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

http://nicemarket.net/

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

www.fatbag.co.kr

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

www.iherb.com

Supplements, natural/organic household items, etc.


http://asiamart.cafe24.com/
Asian Online Mart – A good site for Indian and Southeast Asian ingredients.

http://www.teahouse.co.kr/src/main/indexpage.php
Tea House – This site has all kinds of tea and tea paraphernalia.

 http://www.ahmadtea.co.kr/
Ahmad Tea – This site has all kinds of Ahmad tea and tea paraphernalia. 

http://alicekitchen.co.kr/
Alice Kitchen & Tea – This site has great tea, coffee, baking supplies, etc. 

http://www.ehomebaking.co.kr/html/mainn.html
E-home Baking – This site has everything one needs for baking in Korea.

http://www.cheeseparty.co.kr/
Cheese Party – This fantastic site has a lot of great cheeses and they deliver to anywhere.  Check out the 1.5 million Won wheel of cheese!

www.gmarket.com
Just search your food, deodorant, etc.

Clothes

asos.com

OFFLINE


Chinese markets:
1) Incheon -- Chinese market.
Directions: Take Line 1 to Incheon Station.  The Chinatown gate is right there. 

2) Seoul (near Hongdae) -- Daehwa Mart (대화 마트). An English sign will say "Oriental Food."
Hours: 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Phone: 02-337-1666
Directions:
Hongdae Station (line 2),* exit 2, walking:  Walk straight past the Hyundai gas station.  Turn left at the LG store.  Walk straight, then take the first right onto a fairly large street called Donggyo-ro (동교로) which cuts through a large construction site.  Follow this street until you reach a fork.  Take the right fork (past the red-and-white awning).  You will pass a green sign that says Namu on the left. Daehwa Mart will be a bit further ahead on the left. 

Hongdae Station (line 2),* exit 2, bus: take green bus #05 towards Shinchon (away from Hongdae).  Get off at the last stop, Budongsan Sageori (부동산 사거리). Look for a sign saying "대화 마트" or "Oriental Food".

* Hongdae Station = Hongik University Station, to the best of my knowledge.


Russian/Central Asian Food
Seoul (near Dongdaemun) -- Russian/Central Asian Market
Directions:
Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (f.k.a. Dongdaemun Stadium), lines 2, 4, and 5, exit 12.
Go straight out Exit 12.  Turn left on 을지로44길 (the first left).  Go about a block and a half, past the big silver building.  Look for a blue sign that says "Coffee & Drink, Hof & Beer" on your right (first floor).  The store is on the second floor. 


Nepalese:
Seoul (near Dongdaemun) -- Deurali Nepal (right), Namaste in Seoul (left) , Pashupati Mart (left).
Hours: 10AM - 6PM (Pashupati Mart)
Phone:  02-3676-6649, 010-5577-6649 (Pashupati Mart)

Directions:

Dongdaemun Station (lines 1 and 4), exit 3: Go straight past Woori Bank.  Turn left at the pharmacy.  Turn right (you'll see Everest Restaurant -- AMAZING food), then walk down the alley to your left.  You'll find Deurali first, then Namaste in Seoul and Pashupati Mart. 
(Sorry the walking directions on this one are pretty fuzzy.  If anyone goes there, can they give clearer ones?)


Japanese:
Seoul (Ichon) -- Mono Mart.
Phone: 02-2203-3352
Site: monolink.co.kr
Directions: "near exit 3 of Ichon Station."  (That's really all it says!)  It's a transfer station between lines 4 and 1.


Japanese & Western foods:

Seoul (Namdaemun) -- giant unnamed market in a big orange building (building D basement)
Hours: 9AM - 7PM

Directions:

Hoehyeon Station (line 4), exit 7: 
Walk straight one block.  When you are standing between Mesa Shopping Mall on your left and Shinsegae on your right, Topland will be ahead of you and slightly to the left.  (Look for a cartoon raccoon.) 
To get to the main imported food market, walk past Topland and up a slight hill, through some outdoor stalls.  After 2-3 blocks, there will be a tourist information booth on your right and a Face Shop on your left.  Turn left and look for a big orange building on the right -- that's Building D.  The market fills the basement and the underground corridor between buildings D and E.


Miscellaneous (Indian, Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Filipino, Western)


1) Seoul (Itaewon) -- Foreign Food Mart
Hours: 10AM - 1AM
Directions:
Itaewon Station (line 6), exit 3:
Walk straight.  Make a right at Dunkin' Donuts.  Go up the hill.  The Foreign Food Mart is on the left (next door to the FORMER location of What the Book.  WTB is now on the second floor of a big building on Itaewon's main street in the opposite direction).

2) Seoul (Itaewon) -- Maharaba Market
Hours: 10AM - 12 AM
Directions: 
Itaewon Station (line 6), exit 3:
Walk straight.  Make a right at Dunkin' Donuts.  Go up the hill, PAST the Foreign Food Mart.  Turn left at the next street and you'll see a sign for Maharaba Market. 

The following opening times are listed in between Maharaba Market and Call Market, but I'm not sure what they apply to.  If you figure it out, post in this thread, please!
Hours: "Wed-Sun 11AM - midnight; Tue 2:30PM - midnight."
Phone: 02-793-9790

3) Seoul (Itaewon) -- Call Market (Nigerian and Filipino)
Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Directions:
Itaewon Station (line 6), exit 3:
Walk straight.  Make a right at Dunkin' Donuts. Across from Club Zion, turn right again.  Walk about a block.  Call Market is on the left. 


North American/Western/European

1) Seoul (nearish but not in Itaewon) -- Dandy's (full deli and random hard-to-find items)
Directions:
Hangangjin Station (line 6), exit 2:
Go straight and cross the footbridge to the other side of the intersection.  Look for the Volvo building and a giant bowling pin.  Dandy's is cruelly hidden in the basement of the Volvo building.

2) Seoul -- Haddon House
Directions: 
From Beotigogae (line 6), Hangangjin (line 6), or Hannam (line 1):  take a taxi.  That's all the magazine has to say.  Haddon House (a full grocery store which also carries some organic products) is located at the entrance of Hannam Heights Apartments.  Apparently most drivers will know where to find the Hannam Heights complex.


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Not Seoul:

BUSAN:
Choryang Market.  Chinese and Russian foods.  Exit 3, Busan Station. 

[b]GWANGJU: [/b]
The Underground Grocers.  "[C]arries a wide array of items and also delivers."  Next to Samsung Mobile, across the street from Zara and ABC Mart.  Open Wed-Sun. 
Website: ugfoods.co.kr, or look for them on Facebook.

DAEGU:

Bongdeok Market.  Imported stuff from the USA.  From Yeungnam University Hospital Station, exit 3, walk towards the big intersection and cross the street.  Walk further east, cross another big street, and walk another 3-5 minutes until you see street vendors.  The market is on the left, with a yellow awning.  The imported food vendor is the third store on the right once you're in the market. 

DAEJEON [/b]

World Food Mart (South Asian food and cilantro):

-Daejeon Station

http://search.naver.com/search.naver?where=nexearch&query=%EB%8C%80%EC%A0%84%EC%97%AD&x=0&y=0&sm=top_hty&fbm=1&ie=utf8

-If you;re looking at the the map from the left side, you'll see the roads are shaped like a "T." It's on the vertical part of the "T," left side, again if you're looking at the map from the left side.

Vietnamese Mart

-Make your way towards the World Food Mart (above), but pass it and make a right at the first or second alley--it'll be on your right (it's only a couple of stores down the alley).

International Mart (mainly South-east Asian food)

-Daejeon station, exit 3

-walk straight and it'll be on your right (small store that's right by the traffic lights).
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Narconis on September 05, 2011, 10:09:05 am
If you by chance live in Jeonju, there is a small mart called "Feel House" right across from Emart that sells a LOT of foreign foods and goods, including sour cream.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: rookiewaygook on September 05, 2011, 12:12:50 pm
Ansan station has a bunch of markets for Southeast Asian and Chinese food.  =)
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: zina mae on September 06, 2011, 07:22:39 pm
Any places in Gyeongbuk?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: QueenieRazel on September 06, 2011, 08:15:37 pm
Is there nowhere to buy foreign products in Daejeon? That's highly surprising.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: hol87 on September 07, 2011, 11:11:47 am
Thanks for all the online sites. Does anyone know of a foreign food store in Gimcheon or Gumi?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: stace.march on September 15, 2011, 01:21:53 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy custard powder?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: brianinseoul on September 15, 2011, 05:07:22 pm
Anybody know where I can find Greek Ouzo (shop, not a restaurant)?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: littlefish on September 23, 2011, 08:27:07 am
In Seoul, Namdemun market has a lot of foreign products. I found vendors in the basement markets selling foreign toothpaste (with flouride) and foreign shampoo and other toiletry items. You might be paying a little more than you would at home it's cheaper than having them shipped here.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: narcissus on September 27, 2011, 06:10:56 pm
I'm having a hard time finding clothes in Busan, namely shoes and pants, having very long legs and big feet.

I've found shoes.com sells and ships to Korea for about US$50 extra in shipping and customs. If I can find quality clothes locally, I'd rather try that first. Anyone have experience in this area?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: steve2398132 on September 29, 2011, 12:51:32 pm
I'm looking for western foods in Suncheon - so far Homeplus has been my best bet, unless anyone knows of somewhere better?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lauracorcetti on September 29, 2011, 05:59:14 pm
My favorite site to buy books in English is http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/

Free International Shipping and prices are a lot cheaper than http://www.whatthebook.com/index.html
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Fanwarrior on September 30, 2011, 05:30:10 pm
You can get a lot of foreign brands of clothes, in foreign sizes here:
http://www.njoyny.com/index_fo_nynjoy.jsp?sid=n&navi_id=addres
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: colagus1 on October 04, 2011, 08:27:28 am
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lilymarie on October 04, 2011, 11:44:08 am
If you live in Daegu there is a new Homeplus up at Daegu Stadium in 'Color Square' which is nice for those of us on that side of town. It looks even more like Tesco than the other Homeplus I've been in. It's also a pretty cool little area to visit with coffee shops aplenty and a CGV cinema.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: alikyt on October 04, 2011, 09:02:08 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy sensitive skin products? Such as  detergent, body wash, hand soap, and softener. I have really sensitive skin so I have to use items that are hyper allergenic and fragrance free.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Davey on October 05, 2011, 07:44:47 am
Does anyone know where I can buy sensitive skin products? Such as  detergent, body wash, hand soap, and softener. I have really sensitive skin so I have to use items that are hyper allergenic and fragrance free.

iherb.com
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: steve2398132 on October 05, 2011, 08:14:17 am
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that. 
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Fanwarrior on October 05, 2011, 08:33:25 am
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that.

You can sometimes find sellers on Gmarket who make a business out of importing from places like that. There is a guy on Gmarket who sells a ton of stuff off amazon.com, his store name is a Konglish version of "Myamazon" 마이아마존" or something like that. You might find an iherb reseller on gmarket or one of the other sites.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Davey on October 05, 2011, 12:12:56 pm
How do you get iherb.com to ship to Korea? I heard about it on facebook and I decided to try it out. Everything went okay until I had to enter my address for shipping. The two companys they used for shipping were unavailable. What am I doing wrong?

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that.

The threshold is 150,000 KRW (including freight). If it's over that, you will pay customs fees.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: holtd2 on October 06, 2011, 10:30:36 am
Try the food court in Shineagae, it has loads of foreigner friendly foods such as cereals and spices, plus it has an enormous selection of wine.
Also those of you who shop in Homeplus will know how much better it is than E-mart or Lotte, because it has plenty of products that come from Tesco, a British supermarket.  So you can buy your coffee, breakfast, and occasionally show surprise products.
There is also the Nampo-dong market where you can buy Quaker oats and liquor from all over the world, and it's quite cheap.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Tammy on October 09, 2011, 10:10:18 pm
I live in the Suwon / Osan area.

I have found Home Plus to be a good place for many things I'm looking for. I also have found more and more things at Lotte Mart and E-Mart. So ask if you don't see what you're looking for.

There are several CostCo's around Korea and they are building more. Look for one nearest you.

I have found the "Body Shop" and "Skin Food" to be good places for skin care products.

Ask at your favorite restaurant about where they get their supplies, we have found some that sell items. There are several Indian places in Suwon that sell items. We found custard powder at one near the station.

Outside most of the US bases you will find shops that sell items, too.

Happy shopping.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: adlez on October 09, 2011, 11:54:39 pm
Where can I buy Med lemon??!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: jj_esl on October 10, 2011, 02:14:37 pm

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that.

The threshold is 150,000 KRW (including freight). If it's over that, you will pay customs fees.

Is the 150,000W threshold certain? (And how do you find out about the custom fees- it would be useful to know) I'd like to buy a couple of things from iHerb and don't want to be hit with customs charges.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Davey on October 10, 2011, 02:26:44 pm

I recently ordered something from iherb.com and ended up having to pay 39, 000 won in taxes to the Korean customs.  The package I ordered was fairly big, however if you can find what you're looking for from a Korean site I'd recommend that.

The threshold is 150,000 KRW (including freight). If it's over that, you will pay customs fees.

Is the 150,000W threshold certain? (And how do you find out about the custom fees- it would be useful to know) I'd like to buy a couple of things from iHerb and don't want to be hit with customs charges.

Yes. As long as you're below 150,000 KRW (INCLUDING SHIPPING), you won't get charged. Bear in mind that you'll have to do some currency converting as iherb.com gives you the total in USD.

Customs fees are product-specific; you can ask Korea Customs directly here:

http://english.customs.go.kr/kcsweb/user.tdf?a=user.board.BoardApp&c=2001&board_id=GPB_EN_QNA&mc=ENGLISH_INFORMATION_QNA


Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: yurishoo on October 13, 2011, 02:21:11 pm
I miss mexican food.  I think I can gather the ingredients to make a decent taco from some of the places mentioned here. Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: decemberrr on October 13, 2011, 02:29:46 pm
Anybody know where I could find some Reese's peanut butter cups in Seoul? I've been to CostCo's and some shops and they just don't have them. Thanks, in advance.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: the map on October 16, 2011, 08:23:10 pm
You can get tortillas at Costco, which is the only place that I've found that has them.

For English books, the Kyobo bookstore chain usually has a really large English books section.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: LemonWater on October 17, 2011, 09:10:04 am
You can get tortillas at Costco, which is the only place that I've found that has them.


Tortillas are becoming more popular (my school even serves them in the cafeteria occasionally).  My local Lotte mart started stocking them a few months ago. They are the same ones that I've seen being sold at foreign food stores, but cheaper. I know Home Plus stocks them too. Look in the frozen foods section. Usually there will be a freezer dedicated to foreign foods. I've found a few rare treasures in these freezers.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Fanwarrior on October 17, 2011, 12:27:49 pm
You can get tortillas at Costco, which is the only place that I've found that has them.


Tortillas are becoming more popular (my school even serves them in the cafeteria occasionally).  My local Lotte mart started stocking them a few months ago. They are the same ones that I've seen being sold at foreign food stores, but cheaper. I know Home Plus stocks them too. Look in the frozen foods section. Usually there will be a freezer dedicated to foreign foods. I've found a few rare treasures in these freezers.
Yesterday I found Aunt Jemima blueberry waffles and pancakes at the local e-mart. I don't recall seeing them there before, but the price was not bad, 3,700 for 10 waffles.
no syrup though.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Paul on October 17, 2011, 02:54:35 pm
To add to the list in the first post:

Various Cities - Western Products

The general rule for Costco vs HomePlus is that Costco is American (with large numbers of Japanese imports) and HomePlus [Tesco] is British.

Tesco, Emart (and WABar oddly who stock re-brand Oettinger to convenience stores) are the big importers of bottled intl. beer in Korea. All you find in bars outside of Itaewon I'd wager come via these guys.

HomePlus [Tesco] now stocks rennet-free vegetarian cheese, and as Rusty points out below, E-Mart sells the full selection of Mainland cheddar direct from NZ at comparable prices (for mass produced mature cheddar, they're pretty much as good as you can expect).

Busan - Indian/Pakistani Products

Aside from Itaewon*, there's a conglomeration of stores in Sasang, Busan. It's in the laneway beside one of the department stores/hypermarkets ... I think it's an E-mart. There should also be a few scattered around Gyeongnam Province in general (places such as (Gimhae) due to a not insignificant migrant population.

*Update: Daejeon has Indian groceries now too! See below.

Daejeon - Various Foreign Products

Daejeon has both a Costco Outlet (besides Seo-daejeon KTX terminal in case you live out around Iksan or Osong) and an E-mart Traders (north end of town, far from the KTX).

In Daejeon, some foreign import groceries are sold (generally fancier stuff and for a heck of a markup on top of the usual markup) in the basement of Timeworld Galleria in Dunsan.

The World Food store opposite the Jungang markets outside Daejeon KTX station has recently expanded their stock considerably. The hard and fast of it is they now have Indian/Pakistani goods and a large variety of men's deodorant (no Axe/Lynx mind) on sale since 7/11 and E-mart stopped stocking it some months back. No more trips to Itaewon/Sasang for those of us living in the midlands! The entire shop is worth a second look if you've been before and thought it was limited.

I've heard tales of a foreign food store down by KBS in Manyeong-dong (near the Dongbangsak Leports jimjjilbang) that stocks Italian goods unavailable elsewhere in Daejeon. Haven't got down there yet to check it out in person though.

Another general "Asian" grocer exists in Shintanjin, head north from the station and turn right at the major intersection, it's on your left up the hill.

And a further smaller Chinese mini-mart has just opened in Jayang-dong, outside Woosong University West Campus's main East Gate, next to the Caffe Bene (outside proposed Jayang Station on imaginary Line 2 if you consult the latest map).

Please feel free to incorporate any of this stuff into the OP if you can. I'm updating this as new developments occur, too.

Decemberrr... I've never tried a Reece's cup, but I've heard of them so they must be pretty legendary. I vaguely recall hearing a while back that the US bases stock them (biggest ones are Seoul and Daegu), so you'll have to know a friend or try local greymarket sellers.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: MasanMan on October 25, 2011, 02:44:13 pm
Anybody know where I could find some Reese's peanut butter cups in Seoul? I've been to CostCo's and some shops and they just don't have them. Thanks, in advance.

The only place I have seen them is at the Daegu Costco. They were in a variety pack.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: notinKS on October 25, 2011, 02:54:22 pm
Anybody know where I could find some Reese's peanut butter cups in Seoul? I've been to CostCo's and some shops and they just don't have them. Thanks, in advance.

The only place I have seen them is at the Daegu Costco. They were in a variety pack.

I found a 10.5 oz bag on Saturday in Namdaemun Market!! They were at two different booths: one bag was 7,000 or 8,000 won. However, the owners said that starting next month they won't be able to display candies like Reese's anymore (they also had 3 Musketeers and Milky Ways-I was very close to crying, I was so excited)

The directions to the building are in the original post. One of the booths was right next to the escalator and the other is 남산상회 130호 (I took a picture so I could remember it.) The owner was friendly and spoke some English.

Like I said, they were ridiculously expensive, but they were a huge help when I was extremely homesick last week*^^*
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Fredexplorer on October 30, 2011, 06:46:35 pm
High Street Market in Itaewon has all kinds of foreign products, from ingredients to make mexican food, italian food, good cheeses, they have a deli and fresh baked bread.  It is a little pricey, but sometimes you will pay a little more for things you really want!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: richarquis on November 07, 2011, 01:37:03 pm
I'm having a hard time finding clothes in Busan, namely shoes and pants, having very long legs and big feet.

I've found shoes.com sells and ships to Korea for about US$50 extra in shipping and customs. If I can find quality clothes locally, I'd rather try that first. Anyone have experience in this area?

Narcissus - Shoes in Busan. Do you know Texas Street? In case you don't, check the map. http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ll=35.113645,129.038085&spn=0.001547,0.003433&t=m&z=19&vpsrc=6
Right in the centre, you can see the intersection of Jungangdero 179 bon-gil, and Deyongro 243 bon-gil. I'm pretty certain that the latter is "Texas St." Walking from the Busan Station end towards the Nampodong end (top to bottom on the map) the shop to look for is at an intersection on Texas St, on the left hand corner when you have crossed the intersection. (Or, standing in the centre of the intersection, facing Nampodong, it's at the 9 o'clock position.) The shop is called Sankt Peterburg, it's written in Cyrillic, so Санкт-Петербург. The store owners speak Russian and Korean, so if you can speak either of them, you'll be fine. They stock sizes 300-320 mens shoes pretty much all the time. Not a great variety to choose from, but good when you just need a pair in a hurry. If you want a proper selection, Itaewon is your best bet.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Paul on November 08, 2011, 11:39:37 am
Matty: Online, Costco, Homeplus[Tesco] or E-mart.

Wow, thanks for the heads up Rusty. I'm checking that out ASAP. Finally some proper cheddar! Don't get me wrong, I love the creamier European cheeses too, but I've been waiting for this to happen: the only full cheddar blocks I've seen previously were sub-par American imports via Costco.

(they also had 3 Musketeers and Milky Ways-I was very close to crying, I was so excited)

I spotted Milky Ways in a local Korean non-chain convenience store last week. Did a double-take.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: phillberto on November 29, 2011, 12:36:18 pm
The Food section in Hyundai department stores carry some foreign stuff. It's not really consistent but it can be useful if you have a sweet tooth.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Harpoinseoul on December 02, 2011, 05:30:32 pm
EMART TRADERS in North Yongin has food that is a little cheaper~but in bulk~than other places. The have just started carrying DORSET CEREALS!! (It's about 45% less than EMart used to charge. I bought 6 boxes.) I do hope that they order more. Warning: Their Calzone (sitting there for hours) & lasagna kinda suck, but their combo pizza just out of the oven is not too shabby!!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: K on December 06, 2011, 08:03:25 am
I had a look and didn't see this previously posted.

This is the best website I have found for baking! Even better than ehomebaking, which is suggested on the first page.

http://www.ehomebakery.com/src/main/indexpage.php

It's easy to login and use! They also have things like pizza crust, cookie kits, cake mix, etc.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: twolven on December 16, 2011, 10:51:25 am
Where can I find ravioli??????? Costco?

 ;D Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for some of these things. I really need to find a place to sell shoes also. My feet are too big for most shoe places in Korea.. and where I do find ones that fit.. the selection is small.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: katiekatt on December 22, 2011, 10:21:55 am
There's a market in Bucheon area which is called "Kangnam market"
You can get there from Bucheon station by bus.. it takes about 10 min or so.
There are foreign shops for Asian products. They sell cheap stuff.
I recommend it :)
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: anita.ragu on December 29, 2011, 10:12:20 am
Preparing for winter camp and want to have a gingerbread decorating contest. Problem is camps is in two weeks and I have not been able to find any kits. On amazon.com, they could have it delivered in 10-16 business days, so I'm looking for a store/online site in Korea that may have it. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Fanwarrior on December 29, 2011, 10:30:48 am
naver shopping lists nothing, you're probably out of luck. Any foreign site is going to take time to get here unless you want to pony up a lot of cash
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: anita.ragu on December 29, 2011, 03:19:45 pm
Thanks, I'll try amazon, it might get here on time. If not, can use them for next year.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: iladelph53 on January 03, 2012, 09:13:48 pm
There's a market in Bucheon area which is called "Kangnam market"
You can get there from Bucheon station by bus.. it takes about 10 min or so.
There are foreign shops for Asian products. They sell cheap stuff.
I recommend it :)

Hi. What's the bus number? ㅋ
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: linleyisnttherealone on March 02, 2012, 12:43:11 pm
Anyone know where I can get hold of HP Sauce in Busan?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: bree on March 03, 2012, 02:11:42 pm
Anyone know where to buy crunchies(SA) or anzac biscuits (aus)?Never thought I could miss a cookie or my oven so much...
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: hev-85 on March 04, 2012, 05:11:50 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy marmite from?! Having difficultly finding it in Gumi!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Sunnystreet on March 04, 2012, 07:11:18 pm
Oh thank God. You are a lifesaver.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: steffyannabelle on March 06, 2012, 04:13:42 pm
Are there any good foreign food stores in Suwon?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lukea on March 07, 2012, 08:07:49 am
Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Yeongcheon to buy foreign goods/supplements?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Leear in Korea on March 07, 2012, 09:59:47 am
Hiya

Teachers in Incheon can find a Indian / Pakistan foriegn food store. You would need to get to Dongam Station take the exit leading to starbucks. At the exit you will see a huge boulevard, you need to kept right. Follow the main road turning towards the right. You will walk for about 10 ten minutes. The store is on the right and very easy to spot.

I like to get my indian spices, samoosa's, pita and roti.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: clmowl on March 09, 2012, 01:51:08 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy custard powder?

Foreign food market in Itaewon.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Hoosier_Jedi on March 09, 2012, 10:55:39 pm
Where's a good place to buy anime goods? I've seen one good shop in the Yongsan Market and been to two of the Gundam shops. But I'm looking for a larger selection.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: teodulfopalisoc32 on March 12, 2012, 01:14:14 pm
I was at the Homeplus in Daegu Stadium and I even tried American bacon that they were cooking.  Pork from the US, must thicker =).  That place next to Daegu Stadium reminded me of home, just the set up.  The movie theatre is nice and the concession isnt that expensive.  They even have COLD STONE in there and other cool stores.  They even have vietnamese soup which I havent had since I was back in California.  Anyhow, yah, the Homeplus there is nice and the whole shopping area and theatre is really nice too.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: thenewmanator on March 13, 2012, 12:47:43 pm
Does anyone know where to get any foreign products (mostly food- American/British brands if possible), other than Homeplus in Gimhae?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: thsalexander on March 13, 2012, 03:04:30 pm
If you're located in Seoul or near Seoul there's a couple foreign food store in Itaewon. I commonly go to one in particular, located at Itaewon station ext 3. You walk straight until you get to the intersection. You can either cross the street and turn right or turn right at the corner of the intersection. Either way you walk straight all the way until you pass King's club. The foreign market will be on your left side. I've purchased a lot of American products/food here and it's very reasonably priced. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: TeachinAway on March 14, 2012, 09:17:49 am
Wish we could get decent chocolate here!

Some Cadbury's or Kinder!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: alyissa on March 14, 2012, 01:14:01 pm
Thanks for the information this is super helpful to know where the foreign food markets are. Can you find Peanut butter cups at the one in itaewon?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: amos.rodriguez on March 15, 2012, 10:46:10 am
Does anyone know of any stores in Ulsan that sell foreign products? I am from the USA but have also lived in the UK so any foreign products from either would help! Lol I would like some small things that would make me feel more at home, such as ingredients or  spices, or even clothing or toiletries.  I have been here for a little over a week now and have not been able to do much exploring around Ulsan but any info would help!  Thanks in advance!!
Title: Lysine, cold sore treatments
Post by: smackle on March 18, 2012, 01:49:03 pm
Hi there,
I'm looking to buy some L-Lysine tablets, it's an amino acid supplement that helps treat coldsores.
I get them a lot and I've run out of the tabs i brought from home.
I'm finding it difficult to find them here, pharmacists don't seem to have heard of it and I can't seem to find any links on google directing me to any shop I might buy it in.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I live in Seoul too.
Cheers  :D
Title: Re: Lysine, cold sore treatments
Post by: Davey on March 18, 2012, 04:09:56 pm
Hi there,
I'm looking to buy some L-Lysine tablets, it's an amino acid supplement that helps treat coldsores.
I get them a lot and I've run out of the tabs i brought from home.
I'm finding it difficult to find them here, pharmacists don't seem to have heard of it and I can't seem to find any links on google directing me to any shop I might buy it in.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I live in Seoul too.
Cheers  :D

Your best bet is to order from one of the supplement sites listed--the most foreigner-friendly is iherb.com
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: hara6 on March 19, 2012, 09:22:54 am
DC King has a range of foreigner products and brands mostly related to food (pasta and sauces, chocolates) and personal healthcare (creams, deo, lip balms etc).
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: smackle on March 20, 2012, 02:57:11 pm
Thanks Davey, :)
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: cheema on March 28, 2012, 05:17:25 am
wow, well that was east and helpful lol thanks!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: grandfromage on April 16, 2012, 09:06:24 am
Does anyone know of any stores in Ulsan that sell foreign products? I am from the USA but have also lived in the UK so any foreign products from either would help! Lol I would like some small things that would make me feel more at home, such as ingredients or  spices, or even clothing or toiletries.  I have been here for a little over a week now and have not been able to do much exploring around Ulsan but any info would help!  Thanks in advance!!

You've probably found out by now but there's a place called Foreign Mart across from the express/intercity bus terminals in Samsandong, that has a decent selection.  Homeplus also tends to have a fair amount of imported stuff, the one in Jung-gu has more than the others.  The grocery stores in both Hyundai and Lotte Department Stores in Samsandong also have an import section.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: cosmogony on April 17, 2012, 08:57:13 am
Someone posted a link to a great online book shop. But, does anyone know where I can buy CDs and DVDs online? Amazon charges per shipment AND item, so it gets expensive. Any ideas?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Aannon on April 17, 2012, 01:19:57 pm
This is a great thread but I just want to mention a good website for finding things in Seoul. Although the website doesn't have much yet, you can search and post new entries if you have any of your own.

www.whereinseoul.co m

You can share and request entries from the contact section of the site.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: cherryrd on April 20, 2012, 01:44:48 pm
Any places in Ik-san?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Amye on May 02, 2012, 10:47:42 am
Hello all!
I'm fairly new to Korea, and I haven't been around much since I am in the boonies. I recently made the school newspaper where I introduced Canada's (soon-to-be) national food, poutine. For those who aren't familiar with it, it is basically fries covered with cheese curds, seasonings, and gravy/poutine sauce. The principal wants me to make this with the children for English Camp.

TLDR;
Where can I buy cheese curds, gravy/poutine sauce, and fries in South Korea? Preferably north of Seoul or in Seoul.

I'd appreciate any help, and thanks! ^_^v
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: cosmogony on May 04, 2012, 10:26:32 am
Hello all!
I'm fairly new to Korea, and I haven't been around much since I am in the boonies. I recently made the school newspaper where I introduced Canada's (soon-to-be) national food, poutine. For those who aren't familiar with it, it is basically fries covered with cheese curds, seasonings, and gravy/poutine sauce. The principal wants me to make this with the children for English Camp.

TLDR;
Where can I buy cheese curds, gravy/poutine sauce, and fries in South Korea? Preferably north of Seoul or in Seoul.

I'd appreciate any help, and thanks! ^_^v

You can buy frozen fries at Emart or Home Plus. Cheese curds, I don't know. Just buy the shredded cheese. As for gravy, try Home Plus or online.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: miss_cho on May 04, 2012, 10:40:36 am
Hello all!
I'm fairly new to Korea, and I haven't been around much since I am in the boonies. I recently made the school newspaper where I introduced Canada's (soon-to-be) national food, poutine. For those who aren't familiar with it, it is basically fries covered with cheese curds, seasonings, and gravy/poutine sauce. The principal wants me to make this with the children for English Camp.

TLDR;
Where can I buy cheese curds, gravy/poutine sauce, and fries in South Korea? Preferably north of Seoul or in Seoul.

I'd appreciate any help, and thanks! ^_^v

If the cheese curds are what I'm thinking of you can make your own. Bring milk to a boil (stir it occasionally to make sure it doesn't burn on the bottom), add an acid (lemon juice or vinegar), stir and the milk will curdle. Strain the curds (you can save the whey for pancake batter, muffins, etc if you want), wrap it up tightly in cheese cloth and leave it for an hour or two so more water is released then break it up into curds. Or you can buy paneer from the foreign food market in Itaewon (or possibly at www.nicemarket.net or www.expatmart.co.kr or another online shop) and break it into curds.

TLDR - make your own or buy paneer (online or in Itaewon) and break it into pieces.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: popeye2u on May 04, 2012, 02:21:39 pm
For those between Cheonan and Suwon, Songtan is the place for American products.  There at least a dozen places that carry products sold in the air force commissary.  I usually get my macaroni and cheese there.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: kawaiikwai on May 17, 2012, 10:55:30 am
Hi I saw the bit about the Chinese market and how to get to China Town in Incheon. My friend and I went to China Town hoping to buy some Chinese products but e couldn't find an actual market. We found all of the little shops, bubble tea cafe and restaurants but we couldn't find a grocery store except one that was just a standard Korean convenience store. Can anyone help and give me directions to where I can buy ingredients for marinades and so forth? Or am I better off at going to Seoul? We assumed with the China Town Incheon was best :/
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lacyfan on May 17, 2012, 01:33:09 pm
Chinatown is not totally useless. Fog City Cafe is there. They make the best pizza that I've had in Korea, and this is coming from a New Yorker.

I heard that Fog City isn't all that and it has high prices, but back to the topic of the thread, eh?

In Songtan, you can find the stores with American goods off the main street in front of Osan Air Base. Go to Songtan Station and take a taxi to "Main Gate." Walking away from the entrance to Osan Air base,  cross the street and walk to your immediate right on the sidewalk. You will go past a convenience store and around the corner past Pizza Club and another convenience store. Keep walking straight. The elevated highway will be on your right. You will pass a chicken restaurant, (on your left), and then you will see a store with American goods. You will be underneath an elevated highway (on your right). If you turn left and go into the shopping area you will see more stores with American goods. They do have some Costco goods but many other things as well.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lacyfan on May 18, 2012, 07:07:35 am
Just a word to the wise about my last post; please post directions, like I did, when recommending a place to shop or to find something. When you post "Songtan" or "Itaewon" as a place to find foreign food or clothes that does nothing to help newbies. Post names and easy to follow directions and that will be much more helpful.

BTW, there are no store names for the stores that sell American goods in Songtan. They are selling on the black market so there are no bright neon flashing signs that read "Black Market." If you follow the directions you will see some stores. Look around that general area for more stores.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: elisa_mh on May 22, 2012, 01:01:09 pm
Thanks for that!
I usually trek to WorldFood in Cheonan for Milo!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lacyfan on May 22, 2012, 02:25:12 pm
Just one more thing about the stores in Songtan that have American goods from on base. Sometimes they may not have what you want.



If you print out a picture of something you want, say canned raviolis, and leave it with them, they can get it for the next time you shop there. They're good about getting things for customers. It's what they do.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: mandakh on June 13, 2012, 05:49:58 am
Where can i buy "Horny Goat Weed"?
Title: I don't fit many clothes here and want to buy online from overseas websites.
Post by: phatnesian@gmail.com on June 13, 2012, 09:45:11 am
I don't fit many clothes here and want to buy online from ASOS. how do I do that?
I have an NH and KEB global card but they both seem to decline (yes I do have money in there haha).
I want to but online but these cards don't seem to work!! Can you help me???
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: DPkorea on June 16, 2012, 12:59:55 pm
Excellent thanks so much! I've been looking for some decent online places to buy stuff. The only one I'd heard of was nicemarket, which was already mentioned.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: livzy on June 17, 2012, 01:45:37 pm
The indoor market in Bosan-dong has some foreign foods, not as good as Itaewon but, apart from Cheese, has most items. It's a bit tricky to direct you there, but it's opposite the Lotteria and behind the Caffe Bene.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Apple on June 28, 2012, 10:18:47 am
Is www.healthkoreaus.c om still the only place for waygookin to buy workout suppliments online? Do they have an english version of the website? If anyone has a better recommendation for getting workout suppliments online delivered to a korean address, would love to hear it thanks!

Would buying from Amazon.com mean very expensive shipping to Korea?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: SMOE NSET on July 20, 2012, 03:37:28 pm
If you are in the Bundang/Suji area there are two stores named I Love Cookie that sell many western products.

Baking ingredients and materials (pans, etc)
Spices
Mixes
Cereals
Candy (lots of choices including Reese's Peanut Butter Cups)
Canned goods (huge selection)
Frozen Foods (hot pockets, sausages, Pilsbury items, bacon)
Candles (Yankee Candles)
Medicine (Tylenol, advil, tums, etc)
Japanese products
Cheeses (many kinds)
Energy drinks
Beers
Sour Cream
etc

One in Bundang is near Jeongja Station in the Paragon Complex.
One in Suji is near Day Park.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: namewithwords on July 26, 2012, 08:35:08 am
Hey,

Does anyone know where I can buy Vegemite?

Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Ochodnid on August 07, 2012, 09:00:27 am
Hey,

Does anyone know where I can buy Vegemite?



There are many international stores in Itaewon and I know I have seen it here before. I am not sure which store though.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lynch on August 09, 2012, 07:54:41 pm
There is a great place in HBC in the Itawon dong area called "Pinoy mart", it is pretty small but it has a great selection of western foods and drinks and at a good price. Walk straight up HBC and its on the left about 30metres after "Indigos cafe".
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Superchick3 on August 17, 2012, 08:27:53 am
I believe that I have seen vegimite in E-Mart in Yongsan. I would reccomend Namdemun. They have import shops and they will haggle down the price.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: skippy on August 17, 2012, 10:28:43 am
For the vegemite check with Tony's in Itaewon.   He does have a homepage and facebook page.
http://tonysitaewon.com/home.html

If you read the FAQ he comments he does sell vegemite you just have to call him to check if he has in stock.
http://tonysitaewon.com/about.html#faq
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: padme on August 17, 2012, 01:57:09 pm
Just wanted to let everyone know that E-mart is selling ladies Niveo deodorant for around 3000 won and when I got it earlier this week it was buy one get one free! :)
Title: If you live in Seoul, Gangdong-gu
Post by: jauntwithjo on August 21, 2012, 09:53:33 pm
There's a really well-stocked place to get American snacks (Nerds, Gushers, Chips Ahoy, Lays chips of several flavors, Flaming Cheetohs just to name what I get) inside the mall at Olympic Park Station. It's the same price as the Itaewon shops, and for Dongseoul people, less travel!

Out exit 2, it's the huge building in front of you that looks like a J. Enter the mall through the entrance near the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (there's a Jamba Juice and Burger King in the plaza too). Follow the arch until it opens up. Otherwise, wander a bit--it's at the bend of the "J".

They have Air Heads, Pixie Stix, Pop Rocks and a lot of Japanese candy too. Closes around 8 or 9 on the weekday, I think.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: dwebster84 on August 24, 2012, 06:24:30 am
Wow a lot of great resources.  Thanks for that list.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Ley_Druid on September 05, 2012, 01:10:07 pm
If you are in the Bundang/Suji area there are two stores named I Love Cookie that sell many western products.

Baking ingredients and materials (pans, etc)
Spices
Mixes
Cereals
Candy (lots of choices including Reese's Peanut Butter Cups)
Canned goods (huge selection)
Frozen Foods (hot pockets, sausages, Pilsbury items, bacon)
Candles (Yankee Candles)
Medicine (Tylenol, advil, tums, etc)
Japanese products
Cheeses (many kinds)
Energy drinks
Beers
Sour Cream
etc

One in Bundang is near Jeongja Station in the Paragon Complex.
One in Suji is near Day Park.

These are my own 2 cents after visiting "I LOVE COOKIE" at Jeongja Station.

When I first went, it was closed. The sign plainly says in English "Closed on the first and third Sunday of the month." So I returned the next day. The size of the store is rather small, but they cram a lot of goodies into the shop. I visited Haddon House last weekend, and while I was impressed with the selection, I was very disappointed by the prices. I couldn't imagine anyone spending 35,000won for a small box of splenda or 9,000 for one energy drink. I think their prices are outrageous at Haddon House.

I decided to head to I love cookie because I often go to Jeongja Station. I returned yesterday in the pouring rain and found several goodies. Some things were priced a bit too high, but some things I found reasonable. Of course they have to make a profit, but I think 7500 for a cake mix is a little high. I could see 6000won being more fair.

Anyways, what I found interesting for myself there:
-Yakisoba Noodles from Japan 7000won
-Okonomiyaki Sauce from Japan ( I think this is easy to get elsewhere) 4500won
-A&W Root Beer 1000won per can (best price I saw in Korea)
-Vanilla Extract 7000won for 2 fl oz (same as the internet)
-Oscar Meyer Roast Beef 13oz pack 7000won
-Hebrew National Hot Dog Franks 24pk 11000won
-Chorizo Sausages from a US Distributor 24 pack(?) 18,000won

Other things
-A whole turkey was tucked away in the freezer
-Cheese
-Soda
-Kool-ade in the tub (not the individual packages)
-Sauces
-Baking supplies
-Baking dishes (I saw some PYREX stuff too)
-Oscar Meyer Sandwich Ham 1.5lbs 12,000won
-Oscar Meyer Lunchables (I only saw the small ones)
-Other Oscar Meyer Lunchmeats
-Other hot dog brands

This link also shows where to go from the station. If you go up exit 5 and turn around 180 degrees and cross the street and turn left and walk to the first crosswalk, cross it and then look for an opening in the apartment building right next to you. Go in there and you will see some shops on the left. http://dansoonie.tistory.com/657 (http://dansoonie.tistory.com/657)

I recommend this store and I will do quite a bit more shopping there. I really dislike Itaewon, so knowing that this store is easy to get to for me and is far from downtown Seoul is a HUGE bonus for me.

I am also including information on the other store in Suji: http://blog.naver.com/mrstotoro?Redirect=Log&logNo=70101859037 (http://blog.naver.com/mrstotoro?Redirect=Log&logNo=70101859037)
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: padme on September 08, 2012, 11:59:06 am
about the nivea deodorant, I guess it was just a special for the town I used to live in. When I saw it at an E-mart in Seoul it was 7000 won per stick :( Anyway, it has extra whitening power if that offers any consolation? haha
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: klv_tx on February 26, 2013, 12:20:09 pm
I would suggest www.expatmart.co.kr . They have hard to find products like cilantro and okra. If you live in Suwon, try I Love Cookie near Home Plus.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: asj on March 06, 2013, 04:56:32 pm
There's a small yet diverse store in Hongdae, on the same street at Julios that sells a lot of imported goods. Prices are, well, pricey, but that's expected. Can't recall the name, but they have a small tent outside where you can drink wine and eat whatever you've purchased in the store. I'll come back and edit this with the name when I pass it again.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: rjhisle1973 on April 09, 2013, 09:19:22 pm
In Itaewon there is What The Book. They also have a webpage http://www.whatthebook.com/

There is Auction.co.kr which is owned by ebay. Gmarket is owned by Amazon.
11st is another online auction. Also, for book lovers many books can be ordered from Amazon.com and shipped to Korean fairly cheaply.
Kyobo bookstore is another option.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: jupinkorea on April 18, 2013, 03:33:22 pm
In Itaewon there is What The Book. They also have a webpage http://www.whatthebook.com/

There is Auction.co.kr which is owned by ebay. Gmarket is owned by Amazon.
11st is another online auction. Also, for book lovers many books can be ordered from Amazon.com and shipped to Korean fairly cheaply.
Kyobo bookstore is another option.

Gmarket is a subsidiary of eBay Inc.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: TheEnergizer on April 18, 2013, 04:46:36 pm
Anyone know of foreign stores in Incheon? I usually go to Itaewon to get things like Reese's, taco mix, etc, but only once or twice every two months because it's an annoying trip to make.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Socrates2080 on April 30, 2013, 09:04:05 am
Thanks for all of the good links. A lot of good stuff in this post. I'm not sure if anyone mentioned anything in Ulsan, but there is a small foreiners Mart near Lotte Department store and also a new Costco near the Ulsan airport.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: larme113 on May 09, 2013, 01:53:48 am
Where is the best place to buy art supplies? I will be in Busan, but will make frequent trips to Seoul as well.

I am talking artist quality paint and raw pigment, canvas rolls, and stacks of paper. I was just going to order off dick blick but ideas?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: kingkeiser on May 09, 2013, 09:45:12 am
For heaven's sake, can a black man get some FRESH THYME in this country?  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: larme113 on May 11, 2013, 11:23:07 pm
I thought you would be fresh all the time.

 :blank:
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: mjbabcock on June 19, 2013, 07:08:52 pm
MAKE A FRIEND IN THE ARMY! I know it can be hard to be friends with a soldier (for a million reasons) but they have easy access to a great resources, the Army post commissary, class 6 store, and post exchange.

I'm in the Army Reserves so I shop at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan if I'm really jonesin for something like Jones Soda. They have all the American products and brands at government subsidized prices. It's a sweet setup, I try to help out my other English teacher friends. Whether it be with cheese-its or Victoria secret lotion or whatever they happen to longing for from home I try to find it for them. It is super cheap in American dollars but everyone gets paid in won so there is always a trip to the bank involved and a loss of some precious precious won. So there are pros and cons, pros: cheap American consumer products, Booze, food, it's really nice to be surrounded by native English speakers and see English everywhere.  Cons: I can't take my friends inside the actually facility, I live in Seongbuk-gu (right off the Gireum stop on line 4) and Yongsan is like a 40 min trek so that's a lot of carrying things.  I think the worst thing is that they only take American dollars so if my friend is dying for some Saint Ives Apricot scrub, she has to go convert won into dollars first.

But all in all If I cant find it in korea then I head to Base so I never really go with out.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Fanwarrior on June 19, 2013, 10:00:58 pm
Stop wasting your money

All Gmarket global sellers, and local foreign stores gouge on their prices. Then there are those that gouge on the gouging, like ezshopkorea who just jacks up his prices to a stupid level (if only I could find his source for A&W root beer), even on Korea products which makes no sense.. I don't know who it is that he's selling overpriced noodles to that they could walk to e-mart and get for like 60% of the price.

There are tons of Korean shipping sites whose sole business is to ship products from the US to Korea. Their shipping is very cheap and reasonable, and you can buy basically whatever you want online in the states and get it shipped here cheaply.

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taco mix
Homeplus or gmarket. They have US brands of taco seasoning.

Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Freesia on July 31, 2013, 04:15:19 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy sensitive skin products? Such as  detergent, body wash, hand soap, and softener. I have really sensitive skin so I have to use items that are hyper allergenic and fragrance free.

Most stores that specialize in organic products,

such as Choroc Maeul (초록마을), Hansalim (한살림), or Orga,

have hyper allergenic and france-free products.

I sometimes purchase organic and/or fragrance-free products at

Choroc Maeul and Hansalim,

which have their own line of skin/bath products.

You might want to look for a chain in your neighborhood

or visit their on-line shop.

And, of course, such products are found in the grocery sections (B1)

of department stores, such as Lotte, Shinsegae, or Hyundai.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: berniebennybernard on August 11, 2013, 02:12:56 am
Does foreign food mart in Itaewon stock KD as well as Mi Goreng instant noodles?

Bad for the body, but they remind me of home so much!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: byul_21 on August 23, 2013, 10:10:18 am
The Uijeongbu Marketplace has a lot of foreign snacks and food.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: JasonB on August 23, 2013, 12:27:25 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy sensitive skin products? Such as  detergent, body wash, hand soap, and softener. I have really sensitive skin so I have to use items that are hyper allergenic and fragrance free.

Most stores that specialize in organic products,

such as Choroc Maeul (초록마을), Hansalim (한살림), or Orga,

have hyper allergenic and france-free products.

I sometimes purchase organic and/or fragrance-free products at

Choroc Maeul and Hansalim,

which have their own line of skin/bath products.

You might want to look for a chain in your neighborhood

or visit their on-line shop.

And, of course, such products are found in the grocery sections (B1)

of department stores, such as Lotte, Shinsegae, or Hyundai.


I definitely try to buy "France-free products" as well. 
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Itskimchi on September 08, 2013, 08:51:54 pm
This is great! Where I live e-mart stocks some things and then there are things that it WILL NOT stock. It's annoying. I crave certain foods. Recently I wanted to cook tandoori chicken for which you require paprika. So I can go to the Indian and Phillipino supply shop in Itaewon. Thanks!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Magdalena82 on September 25, 2013, 03:40:18 pm
My friend told me about a couple foreign food marts in Itaewon a few months ago. I've visited them as recently as two weeks ago. They carry a mix of food - Asian, western, Indian, etc. I believe they've already been listed here but I've attached a handy map for reference (I am a visual learner 8)). Hope this helps some of you!

Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: modman23 on September 25, 2013, 04:31:01 pm
Where is the best place to buy art supplies? I will be in Busan, but will make frequent trips to Seoul as well.

I am talking artist quality paint and raw pigment, canvas rolls, and stacks of paper. I was just going to order off dick blick but ideas?


I would like to know this as well. Thanks for any leads.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: K on October 01, 2013, 12:07:46 pm
I heard of a world market in Bupyeong, Incheon. It's quite new. Has anyone been there?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: PenguinLancer on October 06, 2013, 11:17:46 pm
Does anyone know where I can find Kinder Buenos?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Space on October 23, 2013, 12:30:28 pm
Credit to bmsteacher and teacher_del.

ONLINE

Gmarket

Search to buy pretty much anything (clothes, food, etc.). Owned by eBay, but it's immediate shopping (auctioning/bidding didn't work out here).

Supplements, more geared towards workout supplements


www.healthkoreaus.c om
www.speedns.co.kr
www.mass119.com
www.madmass.net
http://anabolic-korea.co.kr/

Note: I believe healthkoreaus.com is the only site that allows orders from foreigners, but try asking the other sites if you can (otherwise, you'll need a Korean to order for you as some sites require a Korean ID number). All these sites are in Korean, but e-mail correspondence can be in English as they're based in the US (don't expect perfect English, however). Shipping is 10,000 KRW regardless of weight (although the new law is that you're limited to ordering six products at a time) for all sites.

http://www.thearrivalstore.com/
Cell phones (without ARC), household, food, etc.

www.EZshopKorea.com

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

http://nicemarket.net/

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

www.fatbag.co.kr

Variety of products (groceries, household, etc.).

www.iherb.com

Supplements, natural/organic household items, etc.


http://asiamart.cafe24.com/
Asian Online Mart – A good site for Indian and Southeast Asian ingredients.

http://www.teahouse.co.kr/src/main/indexpage.php
Tea House – This site has all kinds of tea and tea paraphernalia.

 http://www.ahmadtea.co.kr/
Ahmad Tea – This site has all kinds of Ahmad tea and tea paraphernalia. 

http://alicekitchen.co.kr/
Alice Kitchen & Tea – This site has great tea, coffee, baking supplies, etc. 

http://www.ehomebaking.co.kr/html/mainn.html
E-home Baking – This site has everything one needs for baking in Korea.

http://www.cheeseparty.co.kr/
Cheese Party – This fantastic site has a lot of great cheeses and they deliver to anywhere.  Check out the 1.5 million Won wheel of cheese!

www.gmarket.com
Just search your food, deodorant, etc.


Ah... man.. This is my all time favourite post!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Space on October 23, 2013, 01:07:48 pm
Also, this could be a great site. It's called HighStreetMarket and it looks to be cheaper than EZShop http://highstreet.co.kr/ (http://highstreet.co.kr/)


Edit: I don't actually know if it's cheaper or if it's sold is less bulk packs
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: dancequeenalways on October 24, 2013, 09:52:37 am
In terms of clothes, asos.com is a great site for shopping - they have free shipping to most places internationally, including Korea, and their customer service is excellent!
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: nebulasprout on April 22, 2014, 12:05:56 pm
Any suggestions on where/how to buy box hair dye from the US? I used to always dye my hair at home, but all of the dye is is made (obviously) for Korean hair, so it doesn't work so well for me. Thanks~
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: lisay06 on August 28, 2015, 09:22:35 pm
Definitely Itaewon. As well, Costco.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: sapphirewind on February 01, 2016, 12:28:16 pm
I've found some hard to find  items like cranberry sauce and oatmeal ironically enough at the "traditional markets" near Osan base and guessing there are more markets like this by Humphreys as well as other US military bases. However, are these the "black markets" that the bases warn against and why service members need "ration cards" ?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: friendofcletus on February 01, 2016, 01:03:03 pm
I've checked gmarket (too expensive) and ezshop (not in stock) for cream soda with no luck. Anyone have any luck ordering it or getting it at Homeplus, Emart etc?

Thanks^^
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Cheezus on February 01, 2016, 01:04:28 pm
Tmon usually has lots of good stuff
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: weigookin74 on February 20, 2016, 06:15:52 pm
I can't bother to read back through this to see if I wrote before. 

In Seoul, the basements of the orange BYC building and the pruple building next to it in Namdaemun Market on Mon to Sat from 9 to 5, you can get many things brought off US Army bases.  There's the grocery section of Shinsegye Dept Store (Myeongdong, Central City Bus Terminal, etc), Itaewon Foriegn Food Mart and one across the street, High Street Market, etc.  These are the ones, in person, you can buy from.  I just did this recently in Seoul.  Sometimes, the Dept Stores are expensive, but sometimes they have some surprises reasonably priced, or things on sale.  Don't underestimate them sometimes.  Namdaemun, has medicines, vitamins, toothpaste (if you're fussy about certain brands, etc).  Itaewon is already well known.

Online, there are plenty of options, G Market, I Herb, Amazon, etc.  Some of these will depend on whether you have a credit card or not.  But Visa Debit may or may not be an alternative. 

Photo below.  BTW, white Japanese noodles pics have a salty taste and are pretty good.  So, is the "Creap" coffee creamer - best I've ever tasted actually.  Red package up top has Indian rice meals and are pretty good too.  Just boil package inside in a pot of water for a few minutes and serve.  I bought from all the places mentioned above in Seoul. 
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: weigookin74 on February 20, 2016, 06:21:52 pm
IHerb, McCanns oatmeal is really good and reasonably cheap if that's your thing too. 
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: kimchiyum on July 13, 2016, 07:51:09 am
Does anyone know if it's possible to buy Nizoral shampoo in Korea? I searched Gmarket and it's shipped from overseas and takes a long time to arrive. Is it available to buy in pharmacies here?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Embarr on December 05, 2016, 08:04:59 am
Has anyone been to a store in Seoul recently that offers a variety of foreign drinks? Specifically cream soda?
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: YoungMin on December 05, 2016, 08:28:54 am
Has anyone been to a store in Seoul recently that offers a variety of foreign drinks? Specifically cream soda?

Shinsaegae department store supermarket section has loads of foreign stuff. They have waitrose from the UK for food and they sell quite a lot of different drinks including ginger beer, dr pepper, that Arizona ice tea stuff the Americans rave on about. Loads of variety in there.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Embarr on December 05, 2016, 11:45:54 am
Has anyone been to a store in Seoul recently that offers a variety of foreign drinks? Specifically cream soda?

Shinsaegae department store supermarket section has loads of foreign stuff. They have waitrose from the UK for food and they sell quite a lot of different drinks including ginger beer, dr pepper, that Arizona ice tea stuff the Americans rave on about. Loads of variety in there.

Haha, didn't realize anyone raved about Arizona ice tea, and I'm from Arizona.

Have you seen any cream soda there? Thanks.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: weigookin74 on July 09, 2017, 05:47:57 pm
I've probably posted by can't remember for sure.  Mon to Sat 9 to 5 pm in the building basement in Namdaemun market. 
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: EPIKTEACH on September 18, 2017, 02:32:40 pm
Olive Young carries a lot of foreign brands as well
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: cuthza on October 12, 2017, 09:41:16 am
Hello, does anyone have a place (preferably online) that I can find wheat bran? I can only find out and rice bran on iHerb, and the few I can find on gmarket are either really expensive or labeled as animal feed.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Alfadur on October 30, 2017, 06:49:52 am
Thanks for the tips:)
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Shreya_pandey on January 01, 2018, 08:13:56 pm
You always have online giants that will deliver it to you globally at your doorstep. Amazon, eBay is there.
One essential information about it could be that you can look for the products on the company's official website. They might take some additional delivery charges, but at least you can be rest assured about the quality and can later avail the customer support without any issue.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: MovieOnline on February 14, 2018, 05:36:51 pm
123yts.net
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: kea.kate on April 13, 2018, 01:24:04 am
I had a pretty ok time buying from Gmarket except for once. Is Amazon faster delivery? If you're ordering a lot is the international shipping crazy expensive? @.@
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: MayorHaggar on April 13, 2018, 02:06:37 am
Good luck with Amazon, it seems completely random if they will ship stuff to Korea or not. There are shipping companies in the US that will accept packages you order then ship them on to Korea, but their websites are either only in Korean or too complicated.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Nokcha on April 13, 2018, 07:30:52 am
If it hasn't already been done so, some links to the websites that offer the shipping you're talking about would be super helpful.

I know I've used Borderfree Shipping a couple of times, https://www.borderfree.com/ and had good luck with them.

:)
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Seoulcutie on April 13, 2018, 10:39:57 am
I love Coupang's rocket 직구. They've really beefed up their offerings, imo. 30,000 won+ for free shipping and it arrives within 5 business days (personal experience), not too bad.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: kea.kate on April 14, 2018, 02:03:47 am
Good luck with Amazon, it seems completely random if they will ship stuff to Korea or not. There are shipping companies in the US that will accept packages you order then ship them on to Korea, but their websites are either only in Korean or too complicated.

Oh really? Could you let me know what some of them are? I know some Korean or could have someone help me translate if I can't figure it out  :cheesy:
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: jamienottingham on April 22, 2018, 02:42:25 pm
Has High Street Market closed down? Or will it close down soon? I noticed everything on their website is sold out.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Nokcha on April 22, 2018, 03:02:48 pm
I went there this afternoon and the shop looks like it’s closed. No sign, nothing to indicate if they’re remodeling, closing, or moving.

I came here to see if anybody knew anything. I also called and it said the number was no longer in service.

A bit pricey, but the only place I could get certain things!

Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: jamienottingham on April 22, 2018, 04:34:54 pm
I think Coupang and more variety available from Amazon/Iherb couldn't have helped, if they are indeed closed down. The last couple of times I went in there, it was really quiet compared to the foreign food market near the hill.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: JNM on April 22, 2018, 05:32:15 pm
Has High Street Market closed down? Or will it close down soon? I noticed everything on their website is sold out.

Yes, they have.
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: fyrat on February 04, 2019, 04:48:04 pm
that was helpful
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Seonghee on March 05, 2019, 08:52:32 am
thanks a lot
Title: Re: WHERE TO BUY FOREIGN PRODUCTS
Post by: Swordwind on March 05, 2019, 01:56:57 pm
I was having trouble finding large clothes on Gmarket. Specifically slippers/indoor shoes for use at my school.  I am a size 12 or 300cm in Korean size.  The real question I have would be is there any good way to filter and search for larger clothing items on Gmarket or elsewhere?  I know you can keep narrowing the search, but I haven't had any luck with keywords