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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

(야채축) Rice porridge made with different vegetables like potato, onion, mushrooms, carrot, broccoli and squash. Make sure: no fish stock is used.

Vegetable Porridge

(고구마) Roasted sweet potato, usually found as a street food snack.

Roasted Sweet Potato

(옥수수) Steamed corn - street food.


(야채카레라이스) Curry stew made with potato, carrot, onion, broccoli and curry spices and served with rice. Make sure: no meat/fish stock is used.

Vegetable Curry

(과일 믹스) Mix of apple, pineapple, grapes and cherry tomatoes.

Fruit Mix

(채소믹스) Mixed vegetables salad, usually including green leaves, broccoli, cucumber and tomatoes.


(누룽지) Crispy snack made from scorched rice.


(버섯구이) Grilled mushroom, usually served in barbecue meals.

Beoseot gui

(김구이 or 구운 김) Grilled seaweed, usually served in barbecue meals.

Gim gui

Cooked rice with other grains like beans, millet and sorghum.


(호박전) Pan-fried zucchini, Make sure: no eggs are used.


Glutinous rice cakes usually colored with natural ingredients. Make sure: toppings and fillings are vegan. More Info


(소주) Popular alcoholic beverage made from rice/ sweet- potato/ wheat.


Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Soy based soup with noodles. Find article about how to Veganize this Kong Guksu

Kong Guksu

(라면) A soup made with wheat noodles, vegetables and egg and meat on top. To veganize: ask for no meat or egg and make sure no meat stock is used.


(비빔밥) Rice-based dish topped with egg, seasoned vegetables, fermented soybean paste and sliced meat. To veganize: ask for no meat, egg or fish sauce.


(메밀 국수) Buckwheat noodles with seaweed.

Memil Guksu

(야채 김밥) Rice roll with vegetables and egg, rolled into dried seaweed sheets. To veganize: ask for no egg.

Vegetable Kimbap

(비빔냉면) Cold soup with wheat noodles, vegetables. and egg on top. To veganize: ask for no egg and make sure no meat broth is used.

Bibim Naengmyeon

(칼국수) Wheat noodles with spicy broth, pork/ chicken, green onion, bean sprouts and vegetables. To veganize: ask for no pork or chicken and make sure no meat broth is used.


(빙수) Shaved-ice dessert made with red beans, fruits and sometimes condensed milk is added. To veganize: ask for no milk or honey.


Glass noodle stir-fry made with vegetables, meat, soy sauce and sesame oil. To veganize: ask for no meat.


Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

(국수) Noodle soup dish, usually made with meat broth.


(설렁탕) Beef soup with rice and noodles, usually made with meat broth.


(김치전) Roasted pancake made of kimchi and wheat flour. Usually contain shrimp paste, meat and eggs.

Kimchi Pancake

(두부조림) Spicy braised tofu dish, usually pre-cooked with beef or fish sauce.

Tubu jorim

(두부쩨개) Soup with tofu and vegetables, commonly made with anchovy or anchovy powder.


(된장찌개) Soybean paste stew made with anchovies and/or meat.


(김치찌개) Kimchi stew made with anchovies and/or meat.


(해장국) ‘Hangover soup’, usually made with beef broth.


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