Where to Find Authentic Korean Kimchi in Dubai
Buy quality kimchi in Dubai with our list of the best places to find authentic Korean kimchi
22 May 2023
Kimchi is healthy as well as incredibly tasty!
Offering numerous health benefits at fewer calories, this Korean superfood is a favourite among UAE residents and visitors who enjoy Asian cuisine.
For the unfamiliar, kimchi is a flavourful and typically spicy fermented vegetable dish. It is usually served as a side dish to traditional Korean mains and enjoyed with rice. However, it can also be eaten on its own.
Kimchi's health benefits can include improving heart health, boosting the digestive system, increasing immunity levels, and may even hold back the effects of aging. It is packed with vitamins and minerals due to the multiple picked vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and more.
With our list of the best places to buy authentic Korean kimchi in Dubai, foodies can find a wide range of kimchi that are ready to eat.
1. 1004 Gourmet
At this Asian grocery store located in The Greens, Dubai, you'll find a wide range of Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Taiwanese food products including both freshly packaged and canned kimchi.
Pictured: Classic South Korean cuisine with kimchi as a side dish.
Online store Jinfood is the go-to for many South Korean expats in Dubai for authentic ready-made Korean dishes, banchans (side dishes) like kimchi, meats, and other well-loved brands back home. They offer delivery across the UAE.
3. FamilyK Korean Mart
FamilyK Mart offers classic Korean cabbage kimchi along with many variations such as radish, green onion, sesame leaf, and even a whole entire pickled cabbage head. This Al Barsha-based store is also a great place to shop for other goods such as Korean vegetables, popular Korean food labels, rice, meats, and more.
Pictured: Packaging kimchi.
4. Food Korea Dubai
In addition to delicious packaged kimchi, Food Korea Dubai sells popular South Korean snacks, drinks, instant noodles, supplements, meal kits, condiments, etc. They also have red pepper powder if you ever plan to make your own kimchi at home. They have both a store in Dubai Festival City Mall and an online shop that delivers in the UAE.
5. Dubai Hanarum (Hanarum Mart)
Located in Al Karama, this is a Korean grocery store in Dubai. Also known as Hanarum Mart of H Mart, there is a wide selection of South Korean food products available to satisfy your cravings or to stock up your kitchen cabinets. There's kimchi, side dishes, Korean sauces and spices, noodles, rice, frozen food, snacks, Korean drinks, and more.
If you're unable to make a trip to their physical grocery shop, Hanarum Mart also offers free delivery in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other parts of the UAE.
6. Major supermarkets in Dubai
With the rise of Korean cuisine's popularity in the UAE, plenty of major supermarkets across the emirate such as Carrefour and Waitrose offer authentic kimchi imported from South Korea.