About the Subscription: Food subscription box that chooses one country and curates food items from that country
Length: 1 box per month
Billing & Shipping $39 monthly | $105 for 3 months ($35 a box billed at one time) | $198 for 6 months ($33 a box billed at one time) | $348 for 12 months ($29 a box billed at one time)
Last month I caught up on all the past Try the World boxes that I had stockpiled. That was good timing as well because right after I scheduled the post to go live another box arrived on my doorstep! The Try the World Korea box is curated by Check Hooni Kim. Chef Kim is a chef at Danji in Manhattan and has received a Michelin star. Let’s jump in and see what all Chef Kim picked for the Try the World Korea box.
Try the World Korea Gochujang
The first product in the Try the World Korea box is Gochujang by Kwangiwon. Gochujang is made with chili peppers, rice, and fermented soybeans. Kwangiwon is a family business that uses a traditional recipe to make their Gochujang in Yongmun, Korea. The serving suggestion is to top fried eggs with it or to serve alongside rice. The Gochujang is currently sold out on the Try the World website but when it comes back into stock you can purchase it for $7.40.
Try the World Korea Somyeon Noodles
The next product in the Try the World Korea box is Somyeon Noodles with Yam Powder from Eunsung. Due to noodles having a lot of symbolism in Korea, they are a symbol of prosperous life, I expected for there to be some noodles in the box. Eunsung uses a traditional recipe to make their Somyeon Noodles in Iksan, Korea and they are designed so that each bundle is a serving. Also they use a base of either yam, what I received, or red bean powder to make their noodles. The serving suggestion is to serve as a noodle soup. You can purchase the yam based Somyeon Noodles on the Try the World website for $7.90 but the red bean noodles are currently sold out.
Try the World Korea Vegetable Dashi
The next product in the Try the World Korea box is Vegetable Dashi from Woorichan. Dashi is designed to be used to help make a broth, soup, or stew and this specific one was made by Woorichan which was started by a mother who was worried about her child’s allergies. Due to this Woorichan uses a traditional recipe, products that are sustainably produced, and all-natural or organic ingredients to adhere to the allergies. Woorichan is located in Incheon, Korea and the Vegetable Dashi can be purchased on the Try the World website for $6.40.
Try the World Korea Seaweed Cubes
The next product in the Try the World Korea box are Seaweed Cubes with Quinoa and Sesame from Daesang in Namhae, Korea. Daesang was founded in 1956 and they get their seaweed from Korea’s South Sea. The serving suggestion for the Seaweed Cubes is to garnish rice with them or eat them on the side. You can purchase these on the Try the World website for $5.40.
Try the World Korea Yakgwa
The next product in the Try the World Korea box are Yakgwa from Samlip in Sieung, Korea. Yakgwa are little cookies that are shaped like chrysanthemum’s and fried. Samplip uses a traditional recipe to make their Yakgwa and you can purchase a pack of them for $7.40 from the Try the World website.
Try the World Korea Yuzu Tea
The next product in the Try the World Korea box is Yuzu Tea from Sinbad in Goheung, Korea. Yuzu tea is a citrus herbal tea and these pouches are actually individual packets in the form of jelly that you use to make your tea. Sinbad actually uses a traditional recipe to make their Yuzu tea and the company has being growing their citrus trees in Goheung for over 20 years making their products all-natural / organic. You can purchase the Yuzu tea on Try the World’s website for $8.90.
Try the World Korea Kimchi Chips
The next to last product in the Try the World Korea box are Kimchi Chips from Hephzibah in Seoul, Korea. Kimchi is the national dish of Korea so it was no surprise that there was a kimchi product in the box. I actually didn’t know that kimchi was made by fermenting vegetables and spices underground for months but I found that out via the card that comes in the box that tells you about each product.
Try the World Korea Sweet Potato Sticks
The last product in the Try the World Korea box are Sweet Potato Sticks from Organica in Seoul, Korea. Sweet potatoes are actually a staple in the Korean diet and Organica makes these sticks sustainably to help with world’s ecosystem. You can purchase a bag on the Try the World website for $4.40.
Try the World Korea Final Thoughts
Overall this was a great box that the Hubs was really excited about. He was super excited the Seaweed Cubes, Kimchi Chips, and Sweet Potato Sticks. I can’t wait to see where the next Try the World box is going!