Korea’s Vegan Instant Noodles 라면

What comes to your mind when you hear "instant noodles"? Junk food. Quick. Convenient. Addictive. Flavor enhancers. Palm oil. Emergency food. Vegan options??? 🤔 Instant noodles have been a part of Korea's food culture for decades! 🇰🇷🍜 But particularly over the past few years, they have diversified enormously: The "classic" ramen, or ramyeon (라면) as... Continue Reading →

Frozen Vegan Dumplings in Korea 냉동 비건만두

Who doesn't like dumplings??? 😋🥟 Pockets of dough that are stuffed with anything tasty! Not only the filling, but also shape, size, wrapping material, cooking and serving methods of dumplings are endlessly diverse and vary by culture and region. 🌏🥟🌍🥟🌎 In Korea, there are several kinds of dumplings and they are generally referred to as... Continue Reading →

Vegan Food for the First Full Moon

Fifteen days after the Lunar New Year, the full moon appears in the sky. 🎑 This first full moon of the year is called Jeongwol Daeboreum (정월대보름) in Korean and it has particular significance in traditional culture. 🌕 There are various customs associated with the event and they involve e.g. sharing food, watching the moon... Continue Reading →

What the name on the food label says…

When doing grocery shopping in Korea, did you ever wonder why the "names" for food on the price tag are sometimes rather long? 🤔 You may also notice that some names deviate from what's on these lists: Korean names for vegetables, fruits, nuts, seaweed, mushrooms, cereals and beans. If you find that confusing, you can... Continue Reading →

Comparison of common citrus fruits in Korea

Despite the cold of winter, South Korean markets constantly offer edibles. Apart from beans, grains and other dry foods, there is also some fresh produce. The cold temperatures allow the harvest of seafood and seaweed, which would easily spoil in the summer. Winter vegetables such as spinach, cabbage and root vegetables (e.g. radish, sweet potatoes,... Continue Reading →

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