For those who’ve watched waay too many K-dramas and have seen way too many people eating at KBBQs or basically just any Korean meal, you’d know just how Koreans love their kimchi. And we really can’t blame them for it. The Korean fermented dish goes with almost anything — from meat and plain rice to ramen and even in sandwiches — and has a lot of health benefits, including probiotics and fiber to make improve digestion.
Whether you’re throwing a KBBQ party at home or just want to make kimchi a staple on the dining table, here are some places in the metro where you can order freshly-made kimchi.
One of the popular Korean groceries in the metro, Assi Fresh Plaza also carries a variety of kimchi. They have freshly-made napa kimchi, as well as a variety of others that are pre-packaged and shipped from Korea. The grocery has kimchi of all sizes, perfect if you’re looking for something which is good for just one meal or one which you can share with the family for a couple of days.
Assi Fresh Plaza is available on GrabMart, Lazada, and Shopee. It also has branches in Taguig and Muntinlupa.
No Brand is another shop you should check out for Korean snacks and home supplies. Just like Assi, No Brand offers both freshly-made kimchi as well as pre-packaged ones which are shipped from Korea.
To order No Brand goods, you can visit this site. The shop currently offers delivery to those living in selected areas in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Laguna.
If you’re one who’s always enjoyed dining in popular KBBQ restaurants Soban, Sariwon, and Sibyullee, then you’d definitely want to check out Happy Foods’ website. The shop currently offers the same kimchi they serve in their restaurant, perfect if you’ve been craving for their take on the classic banchan right now. They even offer meats. sauces, and other side dishes, so you wouldn’t have to look for other places for when you’re throwing a KBBQ party at home.
Payments for orders made on the site can be done via GCash.
Kimchi Bucket offers two sizes of Kimchi Buckets, available for advanced orders. Their regular bucket (800g) is priced at P480 while their large one (2.1kg) is priced at P900. If you’re planning to order, make sure to do so at least a day before your expected pick-up as their kimchi are always made fresh for customers.
Order via their official website.
L Shef Manila is a shop known for its gourmet foods. And aside from bagoong, garlic crisp, and gourmet tuyo, the shop also currently carries its own take on the popular Korean side dish. A jar of this is priced at P125.
To order, you can send your order form to L Shef’s official Facebook, Instagram, or Viber (09178936705) account. Payments can be done via BPI online or GCash, while deliveries are via Grab or Lalamove.
Want to try all kinds and varieties of kimchi? Then check Hey Kimchee, which offers not just cabbage kimchi, but also pechay kimchi, papaya kimchi, spring onion kimchi, radish kimchi, white kimchi, and more. These are sold in 500g-tubs and are priced from P180 to P250.
You can order via Hey Kimchee’s official website. They currently deliver in Metro Manila for only P150.
If you’re living in Antipolo, you can check out Kimchi Kingdom, which is pretty popular not just for its authentic kimchi, but also for its selection of Korean food. Their standard size kimchi (500g) is priced at P150, and you can always enjoy this with more banchan or a good hearty dish like a Kimchi Jjigae.
Kimchi Kingdom currently offers delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda,
Elle’s Gourmet Products is another shop known for its gourmet tinapa, gourmet bangus, and savory sauce. And aside from these, the shop also carries authentic kimchi, made with the freshest ingredients, in 500-gram jars. A jar of this is priced at P250, and can be purchased via Shopee, Lazada, and foodpanda.
Sijang Mart is another Korean grocery and is one of those one-stop shops for all your Korean snacks, ingredients, and more. Just like the other groceries mentioned in the list, Sijang also has a variety of kimchi brands and varieties, so you’re sure to have something to choose from depending on what you’re preferences are.
You can place your orders via Sijang Mart’s website, and after settling the payment, you can then coordinate with them regarding delivery via their official Facebook page. Delivery is free for those with a minimum checkout amount of P1299. Those living in Antipolo and San Mateo, however, can avail of the free shipping if their minimum checkout amount is at P1899.
What makes This Kimchi different from the other kimchi of the bunch is that they’re vegan, made without the common seafood components like salted shrimp and fish sauce. Right now, the shop offers five kimchi variants: Classic Spicy Kimchi, White Kimchi, Cucumber Kimchi, Radish Kimchi, and Bok Choy Kimchi. These are available in 3 sizes, Small (250g tub), Medium (500g tub), and Large (1kg tub).