International Food Products at Asia Mart

Spicy “sisig” with rice is my favorite food of all time! I mean, the original Angeles-style and not the one with mayo. The last time I had it was when my sisters brought me a jar – the airport authorities told them not to do it again ;p

Anyway, since I could not prepare “sisig” here I would sometimes buy canned Purefoods “sisig”. I just add lots of chopped onions and lemon juice. Just like in this post I made seven years ago!

Last Monday afternoon, I ordered some goods from Asia Mart. Got myself two cans of Purefoods sisig, corned beef and a can of Ligo sardines plus three packs of Lomi, a packet of chicharon, soursop juice and a bag of “bihon”. My total amounted to 27,000 won including the 3,000 won shipping fee.

I got my box on Wednesday morning – before nine o’clock! I excitedly opened the box and smiled for the free spicy squid snack. It was from Thailand and it was good. The chicharon was ok and tasted like the 1-peso pack I used to eat when I was in grade school. The soursop juice from Indonesia was blah. How I wish we have the Gina brand here in Korea. Their mango nectar and soursop juice are just the best!

International food products are now available in Korean groceries. A few years ago, I couldn’t even find tomato sauce at the biggest supermarket chain here! Filipino food products have not reached the major markets though. I love Asia Mart because they carry various products from different countries. The downer is the 3,000 won shipping fee — but it’s better than traveling to and from the stores. I save time!

Asia Mart’s website is in Korean, but they don’t require Korean ID to purchase from them. I also used my credit card for paying the goods I ordered. They also accept payments through bank transfer.

7 comments

  1. You are titlllating my taste buds.
    I wonder if Koreans love your-recipe-dish cooked with the canned Purefoods sisig.

    1. I don’t think so. My husband doesn’t even eat any of the Filipino dishes I cook – except for shrimp sinigang. He could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  2. Hello Betchay!! ^ ^

    Wow! I shall check out the Asia Mart soon!! ^ ^
    And would Like to ask if you have received my latest mail?? Do reply to it!! ^ ^ thank you! 😀

  3. Hello po maam,im Mars from Laguna.i would just like to ask if my sister who is 41 yrs old will do have a chance to release a visa from the Korean embassy because her friend who is now a citizen in Korea plan to invite her to visit in korea,and aside from that is she has a chance to work there?

    1. Hi Mars! Apply muna siya ng visa para malaman kung may tsansa makapunta rito. As for work, hindi legal magtrabaho ang tourist, kailangan dumaan sa tamang proseso. Hindi ko hinihikayat ang pagtatrabaho rito ng walang tamang papeles ;p

  4. Mam ask ko lang naka 5years na po ako sa paghihintay na band ako dati sa korea nung nag apply ako ng spouse visa at kumpleto naman na denied po ako bakit po kaya anu po ba dapat isagot sa purpose of entry?

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