Last Week in Korea and Goodbye

Hi, everyone who’s still reading! Sorry for the absence of posts…

I’ll be honest. I’ve been spending most of my free time watching TV or Youtube for the last few weeks.
I’ve also been addicted to Instagram. I think it’s a great place to interact with many other people with just pictures.
As a visual person, it seems to suit me well.

Today in Korea is Friday. And only in two days, I’ll be leaving to Toronto – a place where I’ll be taking the next step in my journey towards my dreams. In university, I don’t think I’ll have a lot of time keeping up with my blog. I might continue reading a few, but probably won’t be writing my own.

As it is, I think this will be a goodbye post, at least for a while. I want to concentrate on schoolwork and getting to know people off-line. I may be back once I get used to school life and I find myself comfortable in the new environment. However I doubt that would be the case for at least a year.

I’d like to share few photos I’ve taken in the last few days. Just like I’ve said above, I find instagram very interesting. I’ll probably continue to upload some pictures using instagram (and my beloved iPhone). You can find me with my blog name. I don’t have many followers yet, but hopefully I will soon!

simple dinner with a big bowl of aduki bean/kabocha/sweet rice “juk”, kimchi, and greens

sesame date balls – it was heavenly!

 

lentil soup – i had 2 cups worth for dinner one night…(cuz my family hated cilantro!)

why I prefer instagram: because you can see a huge difference in the mood and quality between the photos you take without and with instagram.

without – GIANT KOREAN BEETROOT

with – so pretty!

and guess what I did with the 1/2 of the beetroot!

ย some sort of raw salad, inspired by Kristina Carrillo-Burcaram (Fullyraw’s) recipe.

One interesting thing I’ve noticed while living in Korea is that every produce here is HUGE! The peach below is quite average here in Korea…

“average” size peach – super delicious

The produce here is also much more juicier and delicious than the ones I’ve had in Canada…sorry;; but true.

big bowl of white rice+millet, steamed asparagus & mushrooms, barbeque sauce, a packet of natto

I’ve been eating a lot of natto – full of beneficial nutrients including Vitamin K2!
I’ve also been eating out at some really nice vegan restaurants. Few days ago I visited “Baru” for the second time, and had Nang-Myen. Typically Nang-Myen is made with beef broth (or synthetic flavors and MSG), but this particular place serves “Temple Cuisine,” which is vegetarian/vegan. It was a huge portion; the noodles could have served 2 people.ย  I was very hungry the time I got there though, which meant I had the entire bowl with just the sauce left. The sauce was made with kimchi and other delicious natural ingredients.

vegan “NangMyen”

My dad ordered Vegetable Mushroom Stirfry, which was really amazing as well.

In this place, you can order foods like my dad and I, or you can self-serve in their buffet section. “Baru” also has a floor serving high quality foods just for people who make reservations. You can find more information here.

vegan mushroom veggie stir fry

 

Few other things I’ve been enjoying includes: Lots and Lots of Sweet potatoes (korean, starchy chestnut-flavored kind),

Salads,

tempeh, greens, pepper, beet salad, tomato, bbq sauce etc etc

Fruits, obviously. (One day I ate 5 humongous peaches for breakfast & morning snack)

dark-as-blood plums as snack

and Korean desserts!

korean mochi with black sesame, sweet rice, chestnut, black bean, sesame oil and other sweet goodies

So chewy and delicious!

 

So I guess that’s it, guys.

I’d like to keep my blog open for a while as there are long informative posts I’d love to share with as many people as possible (the “veganism” page). But you probably won’t see many more posts from now on.

Thank You for all of you who have taken time to read my blog, I truly appreciate it and I sincerely wish to see you again soon.

Until then,

Goodbye!

-aspiring โค

 

 

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