Korean food has captured the attention of foodies worldwide. Here's how to try K-Veganism.
When we look back at the history of this cuisine, it has largely been developed around plant-based ingredients, with meat and dairy used sparsely or left out entirely.
Tofu stews, rice soups and preserved vegetable dishes - classic temple food recipes - have had a significant influence on mainstream Korean cuisine.
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While you may not always see vegan options on the menu, restaurants are usually happy to adjust their dishes if you let them know in advance.
“(고기)를 빼주세요/(gogi)reul bbaejuseyo” means “please leave out (the meat)” – depending on the dish you can replace “gogi” with seafood (해산물/hye-san mul), egg (계란/gye-ran) or any ingredient(s) you prefer not to eat.