In recent years, people started paying more attention to Korean entertainment, beauty, and skincare. This prompted further interest in Korean culture and food. Stores that have opened up recently, along with existing shops in Qatar, are bringing in more Korean products to meet the demands.
For those who would like to try K-beauty products and try Korean cuisine in Qatar, here is your guide!
Maru offers many different cuts of meat for you to grill on a table as well. The interior showcases authentic Korean style, it is definitely a great place to try out.
KKUM, which means dream, serves Korean chicken dishes such as Dakgalbi, Yangnyeom, Chicken noodle soup, Buldak, Ganjang, and Korean Fried Chicken. Other dishes include shabu-shabu, ramen, bibimbap, and Mak-guksu.
Haven't tried Korean Fried Chicken? Qokio has different ones for you to try - Honey Butter, Soy Garlic, Padak, Red, Spicy, Suwon Galbi, Cheese, Curry, Snow Cheese, Spicy Curry and Sweet Chili. You can also check out Fried Tofu and popular Korean Street Foods.
Sol is another Korean restaurant you can try. If you're feeling adventurous, try dishes such as Ja Jang Myeon, Spicy Dak Galbi Deop Bap, Tteok Bokki, or Spicy Soft Tofu Jji Gae.
Affordable and authentic, this is what Tofu house offers! If you are a group of people more than 3, try their Dosirak takeaway! There are 2 options you can choose from and each box is only QAR35 with a generous portion! Don't forget to try their bingsoo!
Ask anybody, Korean BBQ is a must-try meal. You can get it at Yee-Hwa, a restaurant offering a similar experience to a Korean restaurant. They have a grill in the middle of the table ready for you to cook the meat! (Bulgogi meat is one of the famous ones!) There are many side dishes to go along with it like kimchi and other vegetables. There are plenty of options to choose from!
Korean food is difficult to get your hands on in Qatar but this supermarket is here to make it a little easier. If you enjoy noodles, they have many varieties so check them out! For all of you BTS fans, the Mediheal facemasks are available here. There are many snacks and beverages to choose from too! Check out their website to see what is available. They do deliveries if you order online.
A grocery similar to Vision Mart with all the known foods. It holds a selection of noodles, sauces, ice creams and Ottogi stuffed pancakes. You can also find some of the instant coffee’s that are seen in K-dramas often. It is a great place to find the basics you are looking for. Located in Bin Mahmoud area next to Tofu House Restaurant and opposite to Little Yee Hwa Restaurant.
Beauty and skincare in South Korea have become a billion-dollar industry with its formulas, cute packaging, and affordable prices. The Face Shop offers a variety of masks, creams, toners, and facial washes for you to choose from. They also hold a few make-up and nail products.
If you are well versed in Korean beauty then you would be familiar with items like cushion foundations, BB creams, snail face masks, and lip tints. Holika Holika has them all! Best part? It’s a little bit more affordable than others.
Sephora does have some of the K-beauty products from well-known brands such as Dr.Jart, Too Cool for School, Skin Food and Tony Moly. The Korean ILQ staff Leena loves Dr.Jart products and she highly recommends you to try their face masks and skincare products like Ceramidin and Cicapair!
Written by Fareehan; Updated by Darlene Madrid
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