5 Korean Things You Can Experience Without Flying To Korea
Perfect for K-Wave addicts.
(SPOT.ph) At this point, we know this isn’t just a phase: Hallyu, or the "Korean Wave," looks like it’s here to stay. There’s something about Korean trends and culture that has gotten everyone hooked, and it’s easy to see why. From their catchy tunes to Korea’s hot dishes, there are plenty of things that will fill your Korean obsession.
1. Binge-watch K-Drama shows.
While primetime telenovelas are still staples on local TV screens, there’s no denying that the K-Drama formula is always a big hit with Filipino viewers. And while you're at it, update yourself with the latest K-celeb news. When your fave on-screen couple suddenly becomes official off-screen, it’s definitely a major event. Sign up on streaming sites that show only K-drama shows and ready yourself for a binge-watching session.
2. Have a spa day at home with some skincare must-haves.
Koreans are best known for their glowing skin, so put on that face mask, put up your feet, and let those beauty products do their magic. Want a tip: For the perfect Korean look, it’s best to apply toner 10 seconds after taking a shower.
3. Fill your appetite with delicious Korean-style food.
If you can’t get enough of that sweet-spicy combination, the best way to have it is on the crunchiest piece of chicken. Go for the Sandara Park-approved, crispy K-Style Chicken at BonChon. A fusion of flavors awaits in every bite, and you'll definitely satisfy your Hallyu obsession after eating here. Aside from the well-loved K-Style Chicken, BonChon also has a slew of K-food to satisfy your cravings like Bibimbowl, Bingsu, Chaphchae and Beef Stew!
4. Fill your cart with some extraordinary grocery items.
You’re sure to find plenty of things to satisfy your curious mind, like honey almond-coated treats, cheese sausages, and even cheese-flavored ramen. Make sure to explore your neighborhood, because Korean groceries are everywhere nowadays. Areas like Teacher's Village in Quezon City, Poblacion in Makati, and BF Homes in Paranaque have some of the most well-stocked Korean groceries in the Metro.
5. Layer it on with the latest Korean fashion.
It’s easy to cop the Korean style, whether you want to go for muted colors, put on some oversized pieces, or go for a look that’s cool and casual. Wanna try a really Korean look? Printed socks and heels are a thing, promise!