Chocolate-colored noodle soup: Pat-kalguksu 팥칼국수

Okay, the long title above is no direct translation of the protagonist's name. But it's the first impression on your first date: Long noodles are swimming in a thick soup with a color resembling milk chocolate. 🍫 The bowl may be steaming from heat, which underlines your association with either hot chocolate or fresh chocolate... 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 →

List of veggie-friendly Korean foods

Sooooo... I've updated the layout a bit. And from now on, when you click on the menu button "Korean Veggie Dishes", you will find a page with links to the individual posts. I hope this makes navigating through the information on this homepage easier!👨‍💻 And what else? The page is actually a list of common... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Vegetarian option no. 1: Bibimbap 비빔밥

The dish that is perhaps the most easily found option for vegans, vegetarians or people following a halal or kosher diet is.... 🍚🍄🥕🍳🥒🍆 Bibimbap 비빔밥 - literally "mixed rice" Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap (Dolsot Bibimbap 돌솥비빔밥) with mushrooms, rice on the side, soy sauce and side dishes. "Bap" 밥 meaning rice is one of the... Continue Reading →

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