Edible any way: Sweet Potatoes in Korea

In a previous post, you have been introduced to the Korean look of the 'regular' potato.🥔 Now, let's take a look at their relative - the sweet potato! 🍠 Thanksgiving is coming up in the US, where sweet potatoes aka yams are popular guests at the dinner table. If you're tired of them showing up... Continue Reading →

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Taste of green: Nokcha 녹차 and Ssuk 쑥

Matcha icecream on matcha frappucino next to matcha cake. Photographed in Gyeongju 2018.                  🥦🥒🍏🥝🥗💚 Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen! 💚 Isn't green food fascinating? Who does not know about green tea powder alias matcha* and its current use as an eye-catching addition to foods? It frequently appears in East Asian products... Continue Reading →

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Seasonal treat: Spring greens

🐦Birds are singing.🕊 🌸Flowers are blooming.🌼🦋Insects are buzzing around.🐝 🌱New leaves are sprouting on plants.🌿 It's basically screaming in your face: 🌤 SPRING IS HERE!!!! 🌷 How else can you tell? 🤤Fresh spring greens (bom-namul 봄나물) are back!!💚 Young plants of edible mugwort (ssuk 쑥). Side dishes featuring spring greens, e.g. Dol-namul, Dureup, Bangpung-namul, Dallae).... Continue Reading →

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The largest list of cereals and beans in Korean

After vegetables and fruit, how about focusing on grain seeds now? Grains are largely distinguished into cereals and legumes. What are legumes? 🤔 Legumes are plants that produce pulses such as beans, lentils and peas. They are essential sources of nutrients, minerals and flavor - especially for people on a plant-based diet. 💚🌱 And Korea... Continue Reading →

The longest list of fruits in Korean

Did you learn how to say the names of common vegetables in Korean, yet? Or are you more fond of fruit? A fruitarian, perhaps? 🍓😋❤️ Then knowing the names of fruits is essential for survival. Fruits are Korea's traditional dessert - naturally vegan🌱 and gluten-free🚫🌾! Ironically and sadly, they are often more expensive than processed... Continue Reading →

The most extensive list of vegetables in Korean

You may know already how to read and spell animal-based ingredients in Korean, so how about studying plant-based foods now? Here's essential Korean vocabulary on the topic of vegetables! 👇 [Don't like vegetables?! How DARE you! Just kidding... How about fruits then?] There are SOOOOO many veggies to eat! 🍆🤗🥦 And Korean cuisine features a... Continue Reading →

Midwinter’s food is vegan: Patjuk 팥죽

It's tiiiiiime!!!! It's THE time of the year again! What time? Christmas time?🎄 Right, Christmas is coming up. ✝️ And so is Hanukkah. 🕎 But before that, we have another important event: Winter Solstice! Now, what is that? Winter solstice is the day that has the longest night of the year. ☃️🌠❄️ And what makes... Continue Reading →

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