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 →

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. 📺 Thinking you know potatoes? 🥔 You've probably had potatoes in all kinds of ways: Boiled, mashed, baked, roasted, fried, cooked 'au gratin'... You also know there are... Continue Reading →

Dessert of the rich and noble: Yakgwa 약과

Once upon a time, there was yakgwa, a noble and beloved treat, which consisted of the following main ingredients: white wheat flouroilhoney Believe it or not, all of these ingredients used to be precious and expensive.💲 So for centuries, yakgwa was enjoyed primarily by members of the upper class and cherished at holidays and other... 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 →

Alcohol and food

Vegetarian cheese pizza and black beer with cinnamon in a Western-style pub. Seoul 2018. In Korea, drinking plays an important social role.🍻 When meeting people in the evening, people often enjoy their food alongside alcoholic drinks. Koreans are respectful if you do not drink alcohol - but it will definitely influence the scope of your... Continue Reading →

Sweet or snack: Tteok 떡

They are nutritious and originally vegan:Korean rice cakes (tteok / ddeok 떡)Traditionally, they were consumed as sweet treats on holidays or special occasions. But nowadays, they are quite abundant in Korea - throughout the year and basically anywhere - in innumerable variations! Although the basic ingredient is normally rice, they come in all kinds of... Continue Reading →

Snack all over the place: Kimbap / Gimbap 김밥

Kimbap with vegetarian filling: omelette, cream cheese, candied nuts, cucumber, carrot, thistle root (u-eong 우엉), pickled radish. Everyone knows Japanese 🍣sushi, right? But did you know about the Korean equivalent Kimbap (also spelled Gimbap 김밥)? It's basically rice (bap 밥) rolled up in a sheet of seaweed (gim 김), quite similar to the Japanese maki sushi.... Continue Reading →

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