March 5, 2012 to March 12, 2012
“It’s so hard being a vegan in South Korea!” haha…it isn’t really. That’s just what I keep telling people because I feel like its what they want to hear.
Being Vegan at school
I had to explain the challenge to my co-workers because they noticed I was picking around more in my lunch tray. At first they didn’t understand but then I thought describing the diet as “eating like a monk” would be more relatable for their thought process.
The lunch Gods were pretty kind to me last week. I had options which were goods. Here are some pictures.
Cooking at home
Since I love to cook and try recipes I’ve been having fun reading different vegan blogs thinking about what I want to try. Come to think of it, I haven’t bought meat in a while anyway. Its too damn expensive >.< The last time was in December for my Christmas party.
I have been experimenting with Korea recipes too. I love Maangchi on YouTube. She has helped me out a lot!
So cooking at home has been easy.
My friends that I hang out with the most are vegetarian so eating out with them is good.
|Namaskar indian restaurant in Ulsan|
But last Wednesday I hung out with my Korean Auntie and her friends. I didn’t want to have to do the whole “I am a vegan” speech so I just let her order what she wanted when we went out. I had chicken chili spaghetti.
It was weird because I felt guilty. Such a fast transition was happening with my thought process. But I really did feel so guilty. And it wasn’t good food. I don’t know what is with Koreans and their sweet spaghetti…gross!
I went with Ana to Loving Hut in Busan and ate vegan food. It was so good! Here is a picture.
Searching the web and reading blogs have been really helpful.
- a vegan in Seoul that bakes yummy treats http://www.alienbakeshop.com/
a vegan in Busan, which is a lot closer to me than Seoul but she writes about her day to day
- tons of vegan recipe sites
- A vegan buffet in Busan
- directions to the 2nd Loving Hut in Busan 🙂
- the Black Girls Run website
My friend Ana also told me about “sister vegan” who has a worpress site. There is also a different lady named “sister vegetarian”.
Let me know if you have any vegan information you would like to share!