$35 bucks Worth of Groceries in KoreaThursday, August 11, 2011
|Buying Groceries in Korea|
The carton of eggs I got were 3,500 won. That's for 10 eggs (and 1 was cracked). That's 350 won per egg. The kiwi were 3,000 won for 5 (600 won a piece). The cucumbers were 2,000 won for 3 (666 won per cuke). The rice were 2,000 a pack; bok choy was 1,500 for 3; chilies were 2,000 for 5; and the pumpkin porridge was 3,000 for 1 portion. Sooooo... my bachelor's dinner was curry and rice with 1 cucumber and 3 chilies with samjang. (I know, it's embarrassing but when you own a cooking school and do food tours most of the time, you don't really want to cook at home). Also, I was looking for a quick meal that I could make at home while I had to finish up a few papers for work.
My Indian curry was 3,000 won and my rice was 2,000 won. Chilies were 1,200. The cucumber was 666 won so my dinner cost me 6,866 won. It would have been cheaper for me to eat out (which I think is a shame because that means that restaurants are losing money in this economy).
So...what's my point? Young people, start farms in this country and you can become rich. Forget the dreams of working for Samsung or Hyundai. Those are chump jobs.