The many faces of Korean Persimmons 감

No. This is not a tomato. 🍅 No. It's not advisable to use this fruit for classic pasta sauce. 🍝[But go ahead and try if you feel adventurous.]* Even though this fruit has a spherical shape and smooth, shiny skin with deep orange color, it has little kinship with tomatoes. 🚫🍅 It is the fruit... 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 →

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 →

Taste of green: Nokcha 녹차 and Ssuk 쑥

Green tea frappuccino with ice cream and green tea cake. Gyeongju 2018. 💚 Greeeeeeeeeeeeeen! 💚 Isn't green food fascinating? 🥦🥒🍏🥝🥗 Do you know what ingredients can turn other foods green? You may remember that spinach is added to e.g. pasta and bread, and recently even chlorella and spirulina have found their way into our (smoothie)... 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 →

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 →

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