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Hi there and welcome to ♣️Sesame Sprinkles♣️! 🤗

Let me introduce you to the world of Korean food culture (K-food) – from the perspective of a vegan/vegetarian! Knowing how challenging it is to find food in Korea if you have dietary restrictions, I decided to create this homepage as a food guide, which…

  • provides background information on traditional and contemporary Korean food items (e.g. fresh produce, grains, sauces) and introduces authentic dishes that are veggie-friendly
    #EatLikeALocal #FoodTour #veganTravel #Klugscheisser
  • offers ideas on how to eat well, balanced and in accordance with personal preferences or for your health
    #SurvivalTips #healthyEating #foodintolerance #plantbased
  • reviews selected locations for eating out, such as cafes and restaurants
    #TravelForFood #RestaurantReviews #FoodieLife
  • helps you communicate and understand Korean language with regards to food 
    #basicKorean #learnKorean #StudyLanguageToSurviveWhenTraveling

Accordingly, you will find above elements as the main categories which comprise the structure of this blog: 1.) Food Basics 2.) Korean Dishes 3.) Eating Out 4.) Food and Language

Besides, this homepage is designed in particular with respect to people who follow a lifestyle with dietary characteristics, such as 🥕🥦 vegan, 🥚🥛 vegetarian, 🐟🦐 pescetarian, 🚫🐖 halal, 🚫🐖 kosher, 🚫🐄 hindu, 🚫🥛 dairy free, 🚫🌾 gluten free etc. But it also welcomes anyone who is interested in Korean food, enjoys “foodporn” or looks for more plant-based options. 💚🌱

Overall, I’m hoping that it can give you some orientation in Korea, where food is an important aspect of the culture. 🇰🇷❤️🍽 Because, I’d like for you to have a good experience in Korea. 😊❤️

♣️ About the Name of the Homepage

This website is called ♣️Sesame Sprinkles♣️ with reference to an essence of Korean food: Sesame.

Not only are sesame seeds or their nutritious oil among the key ingredients of traditional and contemporary Korean cooking. In addition to that, sesame seeds are frequently sprinkled on all types of foods, regardless of it being served as a main dish, snack or dessert. Sesame provides flavor and nourishment; with regards to its traditional value, it symbolizes affluence, and lastly, enhances the food’s aesthetic quality when used for decoration. Thus, these tiny seeds play a rather great role in Korean culinary culture. In other words, sesame seeds are like the cherry on top of Korean food. 🖤

🍬 Personal

As the author of this homepage, feel free to call me BonBon. 🍬 I am pursuing a vegan / vegetarian diet since 2006, and I also needed to eat gluten-free for a period of time, which is why those dietary concepts are familiar to me. I have grown up mostly in Europe, but I visited Korea frequently during my childhood. It’s been a couple of years since I moved to Seoul, although I still travel regularly between the “East” and the “West”. ✈️

“Eating meat is too easy these days! So I hunt veggies in a jungle of meat. 🥕🔫”
[Photo by Rüdiger Schestag]

I speak English🇺🇸, German🇩🇪, Korean🇰🇷 and I know some basics of French🇫🇷 and Chinese🇨🇳 language. Besides languages and [obviously] food, I love to experience and learn about creativity (art?), culture and nature… The world is full of exciting things to discover and explore!

The background story behind the project ♣️Sesame Sprinkles♣️ is told here: The Story of Peanut. 🥜 [Warning: Cute animals, personal experiences and emotions included!]

✉️ Getting in touch

I am happy to read about your opinions or comments! Also let me know if you have particular questions regarding Korean food. I am certainly not omniscient, but I’ll enjoy searching for answers. 🤓

Simply contact me via Instagram (@sesame.sprinkles) or via this blog by commenting on individual posts. 📝

©️ Credits and Copyright

While I do love preparing food on my own, many of the foods pictured on this page have been made by 👩‍🍳skilled professionals👨‍🍳, whom I will credit respectively. Otherwise, let’s consider them as the product of Korea’s colorful culture and powerful mother nature.🌈

All 📷photography and 📹videography – unless otherwise stated – is my own work and has been produced and processed by me directly.

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