Language of food

For learners of 🇰🇷Korean language🇰🇵, Korean foodies interested in improving their 🇬🇧English skills🇺🇸 or anyone fascinated by 🥢food culture🍴, I've decided to add another page to this website: Korean Language of Food. Language as well as food, both are expressions of a country's culture. Hence, by getting to know this aspect of Korean culture, it... Continue Reading →

Dessert of the rich and noble: Yakgwa 약과

Once upon a time, there was yakgwa, a noble and beloved treat, which contained the following basic ingredients: white wheat flouroilhoney All of these ingredients used to be precious and expensive 💲, so for centuries, yakgwa was cherished mostly among the upper class and at court. Prior to the machinized age, producing white wheat flour... Continue Reading →

Jelly in secret: Hidden gelatin

Fact #1:Gelatin is a gelling agent. Fact #2:Gelatin is made from 🐖pork. Or some other kind of animal remains. Vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, Muslims, Jews and many more know about fact #2. But how come many still do not know where gelatin is from? And how is it that the use of gelatin is so widespread... Continue Reading →

Vegan jelly with fishy smell: Gonyak 곤약

Vegan sushi (chobab 초밥) made with thin slices of gonyak. Now, what is this? 😶 You might wonder. This is a jelly produced from the root of a plant scientifically called Amorphophallus konjac, the Korean name for it is gonyak (곤약). It smells a bit fishy, the texture is chewy, squeaky, almost rubber-like... maybe close... Continue Reading →

Ambassador of K-food: Kimchi 김치

Outside Korea, kimchi is perhaps the best known dish of Korean food and it is gaining popularity in the Western world surfing the wave of #healthfood. 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 vegetarian? Among the many... Continue Reading →

Alcohol and food

Black beer served with cinnamon on the rim alongside cheese pizza inside a Western-style pub. 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... 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 →

Let’s start exploring…

Food painting #001. Material: Tofu, chili paste, brown rice, kimchi, Chinese yam, seaweed, sesame seeds. FOOD.Food is big in Korea.Food looks beautiful in Korea.Foodies will love eating in Korea. But it can be difficult to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet in Korea. After years of living in Korea, I've decided to share some of... Continue Reading →

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