Mountains of snow and icy clouds: Korean Bingsu 빙수

Anyone who tried it won't forget the refreshing experience of eating this typical Korean dessert: Bingsu. Milk-based Bingsu garnished with persimmon and jujube (daechu 대추) at Oknumong 옥루몽, Seoul 2017. This may be the ultimate guide to Korean Bingsu. Read on and learn everything you need to know about Bingsu, including what is Korean Bingsu,... Continue Reading →

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Easy-to-go vegan ice cream in Korea

These days, I often find myself thinking "Need... water... need... ice..." 🌡☀️😵 In an unstoppable impulse to find something that would quickly bring relief ❄️, I rummaged through various ice boxes, looking for ice cream. 🍦 (To be more precise, those of the popsicle kind - the "single servings".) While checking the loooong labels with... Continue Reading →

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Korea’s Vegan Instant Noodles 라면

What comes to your mind when you hear "instant noodles"? Junk food. Quick. Convenient. Addictive. Flavor enhancers. Palm oil. Emergency food. Vegan options??? 🤔 Instant noodles have been a part of Korea's food culture for decades! 🇰🇷🍜 But particularly over the past few years, they have diversified enormously: The "classic" ramen, or ramyeon (라면) as... Continue Reading →

Frozen Vegan Dumplings in Korea 냉동 비건만두

Who doesn't like dumplings??? 😋🥟 Pockets of dough that are stuffed with anything tasty! Not only the filling, but also shape, size, wrapping material, cooking and serving methods of dumplings are endlessly diverse and vary by culture and region. 🌏🥟🌍🥟🌎 In Korea, there are several kinds of dumplings and they are generally referred to as... Continue Reading →

Vegan Food for the First Full Moon

Fifteen days after the Lunar New Year, the full moon appears in the sky. 🎑 This first full moon of the year is called Jeongwol Daeboreum (정월대보름) in Korean and it has particular significance in traditional culture. 🌕 There are various customs associated with the event and they involve e.g. sharing food, watching the moon... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin, sweetie, cutie-pie 호박

Did you eat your share of pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice latte last fall? 🥧🎃☕️ If it's not pumpkins, what in your opinion is a better symbol for fall?* In Korea, however, pumpkins are available all year round, regardless of the meteorological time! So this post is dedicated to Korea's sweet pumpkin [literally!] and other... Continue Reading →

Korea’s Cosmos of Corn 옥수수

Is corn a grain? 🌽🌾 Is corn a vegetable? 🌽🥬 Is corn a fruit? 🌽🍌 After reading this article, you might end up confused! But hopefully more clever! At least this is clear:Corn is cool. 🆒🌽 Why? Because all over the world, corn is used in a multitude of ways, ranging from being a major... Continue Reading →

What the name on the food label says…

When doing grocery shopping in Korea, did you ever wonder why the "names" for food on the price tag are sometimes rather long? 🤔 You may also notice that some names deviate from what's on these lists: Korean names for vegetables, fruits, nuts, seaweed, mushrooms, cereals and beans. If you find that confusing, you can... Continue Reading →

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