If you’re an expat in Korea, it can sometimes be a challenge to communicate your needs due to the language barrier and cultural differences. With Ask Ajumma, you can get help ordering anything that you might need! This includes food delivery, concert or baseball tickets, or professional movers.
We recently used this service for the first time to order food delivery to our apartment. The best part about this service is you can use it, even in very rural areas. How does it work? You send a message to Ask Ajumma and explain what you want. They then do the ordering and communicating for you! Take a look at part of my conversation, below:
You will need to use Kakao (the preferred free messaging app in Korea) to use this service. Send a Kakao message to AskAjumma to get started. You will then be guided through the process. Payment is also very simple — I used a U.S. credit card for my order. This service takes the guess work out of trying to explain (in Korean!) where your apartment is located or what section concert seats you want.
When we ordered our food, the total was around 25,000 won (about $22). It seems the convenience charge that Ask Ajumma adds on to the total is very small. Once we ordered and completed our payment, our food arrived at our door within 20 minutes! We will be using this service again in the future. I hope other expats find this service to be helpful.
Note: The Ask Ajumma sevice operates Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm. If you message outside of those hours, your request will be handled the next business day.
By the way, if you’re not an expat living in Korea and are wondering what an ajumma is — it’s the Korean word for a married woman. Ajummas are highly respected for all that they do.
If you’re nervous about communicating your needs and want to place an order, check out this convenient ordering service. If you’re wondering what to expect with food delivery in Korea, check out our helpful blog post to learn more.