Flowers and Food in Korea

May - this month is filled with special events: Around the world, many countries have designated the second Sunday of May as Mother's Day to commemorate mothers (including grandmothers, godmothers, or parents in general!). In addition to that, Christian holidays such as Ascension and Pentecost are often celebrated in the month of May. For Muslims,... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Plant-based hiking the Korean way

☀️ The sun shines, the sky is blue. 💙⛰ Days are warm, but nights are cool. 🌠 Hiking on Mt. Unak 운악산. Gapyeong, October 2017. Can you guess what season this is? 🌸 Plants blossom and insects arise. 🐛 That sounds like spring, doesn't it? But the description can continue like this: 🍎 Fruits ripen... Continue Reading →

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