If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ve probably been told several times that it will be rather difficult eating around in Korea. We’re sorry to confirm this, meat is just such a huge part of Korean culture. However, don’t despair just yet! We were recommended to check out a temple in Seoul, so off we went and found some top notch delicious vegan food – and it was so cheap too!
At Jogyesa Temple, you pay for meal coupons at the reception desk, then head towards the canteen and queue up with a tray and cutlery. It totally feels like secondary school all over again!
Then you are served a little bit of each dish – courgettes, spinach, kimchi, tofu, mushrooms, rice and seaweed soup. It seems like very little on the plate, but it is enough if you’ve got a small stomach. If on the other hand, it is too little, you can go for seconds! The price for one coupon is around 3,000won – under £2.
If you’re worried about eating in Korea as a vegetarian or vegan, why not try a new cultural experience and eat at a traditional temple?