7 Popular K-Marts You Should Explore - Jiran

7 Popular K-Marts You Should Explore

Enjoy all the fabulous food and flavours South Korea has to offer right in your own neighbourhood

Published on 18 May 2022

Although Korean marts have been around for some time, the increasing curiosity about everything related to Korean culture has ignited the interest in Korean food among Malaysians. Be spoilt for choice with these K-marts that can be found in the Klang Valley and even around West Malaysia. 

1. Seoul Mart Supermarket 

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No stranger to avid Korean mart fans, this stronghold has been around for more than 10 years and is reminiscent of an authentic minimart in Korea. This is the perfect place for you to temporarily be transported into a mom-and-pop store in South Korea.  

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Location: 27, Jalan 23/70A, Plaza Crystal Ville Centre, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm daily 

Contact info: 03-6201 3060 

2. Korean Grocer by Jaya Grocer 

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Opened by grocery chain store giant Jaya Grocer, this section offers a variety of Korean products directly imported from Korea and can be found on your way out of the Bandar Utama MRT station. It offers the common food stuff and beauty products as well as a section that distinguishes halal and non-halal food items. If you prefer cooking some of the authentic dishes, they have utensils typically used by a Korean household such as the signature gold ramen pot and ddukbaegi, a ceramic bowl used to cook soup or steamed eggs. 

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Location: Lot G623–G625, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya. Selangor 

Opening hours: 9.30 am – 10.30 pm daily  

Contact info: 03-7611 9192 

3. Kim’s Mart 

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Nestled in the bustling area of Solaris Mont Kiara, Kim’s Mart is established by the South Korean conglomerate giant CJ Group. From food to household items and even beauty products, all its merchandise is as authentic as it gets as they are directly imported from Korea. It sells a selection of seasoned and marinated cuts of meat for ease of cooking and even kimchi of various vegetables and flavours. Those who want to save every sen and make the most of every grocery trip can stock up on necessities as it is one of the few groceries that sell ingredients by the bulk.   

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Location: 11, Jalan Solaris 2, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 7.00 am – 11.00 pm, daily  

Contact info: 03-6203 7500 

4. CU Mart 

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As one of the fastest-growing Korean convenience chain stores in Malaysia, CU is home to street food and snacks that are popular in Korea. Now you can experience what it’s like to pop by a K-convenient store to grab a delicious corn sausage slathered with sauces, jjinbbang also known as steam buns with unique flavours, and even freshly cooked tteokbokki which are rice cakes cooked in gochujang. Make sure to check up on them for some great weekly deals. 

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Location: Visit CU Mart Facebook for outlet locations 

Opening hours: According to location 

5. emart24 

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Fans of all things Korean would know that Shinsegae is one of Korea’s top department store franchises. Finally arriving in Malaysia in 2021, emart24 is a convenience store that can satisfy your snack fix when binge-watching K-dramas. Whether it’s a heavier bowl of ramen or a refreshing bingsu, it lacks nothing when it comes to food you can eat. During festive seasons, it also puts a local twist on some of your favourite Korean street food such as lontong tteokbokki or ayam percik kimbap.

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Location: Check emart24 website for outlet locations

Opening hours: 7.00 am – 11.00 pm daily

6. Hanaro Mart 

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Located in a Korean-centric area in Ampang, Hanaro Mart is a go-to for residents who want to stock up on ingredients or buy themselves a snack. Busy workers or bachelors will be pleased to find an array of frozen foods and pre-packed side dishes that can be prepared without much effort for days when the hours are long and a home-cooked meal is what you need. Some of its best-selling products are the fermented rice drink, makgeolli and a broad selection of cookies. 

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Location: GF, C-9, Jalan Utama, One Ampang Avenue, 68000 Ampang, Selangor 

Opening hours: 9.00 am – 10.15 pm daily  

Contact info: 03-4256 5595 

7. Shin Sun Mi Korean Market 

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What make Shin Sun Mi Korean Market so special are the meal kits that are readily available for its customers. Whipping up dishes that you can only find in restaurants such as jjajang beef or Hamburg steak, it also has instant rice for those who are too lazy to cook. After a tiring shopping outing, take a break and have a go at its hot foods. Whether it’s a hot cup of odeng soup and fish cakes or a savoury kimbap roll, feast on these comfort foods at the tables prepared outside the mart. 

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Location: G-01-03, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor 

Opening hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily  

Contact info: 03-6128 2061 

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