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 2020, Mother's Day was on May 10.] In addition to that, Christian holidays such as Ascension and Pentecost are often... 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 →

Locations with vegan ice cream and vegan Bingsu

Summer is supposedly over, the traditional Korean calendar announced 'the onset of autumn' (ipchu 입추 立秋) already on August 8, 2019. 🍃 But temperatures are still high - somewhere around 30 degrees Celsius or 85 degrees Fahrenheit. ☀️🌡💦 It is still pretty hot. It is still a weather that demands for cool, refreshing drinks and... Continue Reading →

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 →

Summer’s specialty: Kong-guksu 콩국수

🌡 Temperatures are rising, people are beginning to sweat in an instant. 💦 Strong indicators of summer having arrived. ☀️ Du-dung du-dung…. *dramatic music* Run for your lives!!! As long as you can… 😱Or enjoy the return of Korea's summer delicacies (yeoreum byeolmi 여름 별미)! ☀️🤤🍧 One of these is Kong-guksu (콩국수) - long noodles... Continue Reading →

Triple P: Gamja-jeon 감자전

Korean potato pancakes served with dipping sauce. Three syllables: gam 감.ja 자.jeon 전. Three ingredients: - potatoes- salt- vegetable oil. What does this result in? Three words: Pure Potato Pancakes. In other words, gamja-jeon is a type of Korean pancake, which mainly consists of potatoes. The pancake batter does not contain eggs 🚫🥚 nor cereals... Continue Reading →

Fast Food Fashion of South Korea

"Balli balli!" (빨리! 빨리!) Move fast, act immediately, there's no time! Anyone who visits Seoul will quickly notice how many people appear to be in a rush in whatever they do. Some may call this impatient and short-tempered, others may consider this behavior as targeted at optimization of processes. In the end it might be... Continue Reading →

Nourish body and soul: Bindae-tteok 빈대떡

The weather is rainy. 🌧It is simply cold outside.🍃Or maybe you have a hangover from drinking too much...💥 Whatever be the case - if you have a craving for something warm, greasy, nourishing and hearty, then how about bindae-tteok (빈대떡)? 😉 Stacks of Bindae-tteok at Gwangjang Market (광장시장) This traditional Korean food is a pancake... Continue Reading →

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