Smelly golden balls with gems inside: Ginkgo 은행씨

[⚠️Warning: Graphic language may be included in the text below. Not advised to read when eating or sensitive to unappetizing descriptions. 🤬😱🤢] I have a confession to make. Years ago, I went on a treasure hunt. 🗺 In Germany. The treasure were small, yellow gems. 💎 Those gemstones were enclosed in little pearls. ⚪️ And... 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 →

Meeting Potatoes in Korea

You may find boiled potatoes boring as a side dish🥔, but you love french fries🍟. And a bag of chips miraculously disappears when you watch a movie. 📺 So you think you know potatoes? 🥔 Are you suuuure??? You've probably had potatoes in all kinds of ways: Boiled, mashed, baked, roasted, fried, cooked 'au gratin'...... Continue Reading →

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 →

Ambassador of K-food: Kimchi 김치

Kimchi is perhaps the best known Korean dish, and it is rapidly gaining popularity in the Western world, while surfing the waves of health food enthusiasm as well as Hallyu. Various types of kimchi sold in a grocery store. But did you know that in Korea, kimchi is most of the times not vegan or... Continue Reading →

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