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 →

Brown, bitter but lovely: Acorn jelly 도토리묵

Can you find a connection between squirrels, Romans and Koreans? Here's one: Acorns. Everyone knows that squirrels are fond of nuts, including those of the oak tree. 🌰🐿 Archaeologists and historians know that also humans have consumed acorns since ancient times. 🌰🏛 Who knew that at present, foods made from acorns are a significant ingredient... Continue Reading →

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