This section provides information on Korean food in general. By explaining curious ingredients or customs, you will learn what to watch out for when doing grocery shopping and how to better experience Korean food culture.
There are several subsections, which are structured by a unifying theme as follows:
Phenomenons of Korean food culture
- 🏃♂️🥕🤸♀️ Veggie Life in Korea – What’s life like as a vegan / vegetarian? A personal story reflecting typical experiences in Korean society.
- 🍔💄📸 Food Fashion – What is that?
- 🍻🌱🥂 Alcohol and Food – What can vegans and vegetarians eat?
- 🍞❓🍰 Bread is Not Bread – Is Korean bread vegan?
- 🍯🚫🐝 Honey or No-Honey – What is honey and what is vegan?
- 🚙🥡🚌 On the Road – Where can you eat on a road trip in Korea?
- 📿☸️🙏 Temple Food and Forbidden Foods – What is Buddhist food and why are there eating taboos?
- 🌸🥢🌼 Food and Flowers in Korea – Which flowers are edible? What is a flower cafe?
- 🌱🚫🌾 Gluten-free Vegan – Surviving gluten-free AND vegan?
Korea’s natural food colors – #EatTheRainbow
- ❤️ Red
- 🧡 Orange
- 💛 Yellow
- 💚 Green – Nokcha 녹차 and ssuk 쑥
- 💜 Purple – sweet potatoes
- 🖤 Black – animal- versus plant-based
Ingredients of Korean cuisine – regional & veggie-friendly
- 🍚 Rice
- 🍮 Tofu and soy products
- 🍮 Son-dubu 손두부 – firm hand-made tofu
- 🍮 Yeon-dubu 연두부 – soft tofu
- 🍮 Korean jellies
- 🥕 Vegetables
- 🌿 Spring greens – a seasonal treat
- 🍠 Lotus roots – beautiful as the flower
- 🍠 Sweet potatoes – edible every way
- 🥔 Potatoes – snack or staple?
- 🥔 Ma 마 – mysterious mild medicine?
- 🌷 Doraji 도라지 – purple flowers with powerful roots
- 🌱 Kongnamul 콩나물 – soybean sprouts VS mung bean sprouts
- 🌶 Chili peppers 고추 – classic Korean seasoning but not since long!
- 🍇 Fruit
- 🍅 Tomatoes – sweet AND salty
- 🌰 Nuts
- 🟡 Ginkgo 은행 – hidden treasures
- 🌿 Seaweed