Think of me as your sarcastic, off-beat travel guide who's gonna keep it real, bless you with random linguistic trivia and eco-friendly tips, and then take you to the best veggie-friendly mom and pop joints in East Asia. This trip is gonna blow your mind... or at least make you laugh!
Now that we've established my borderline pathetic dedication to Korea's bingsu, we can get to the good stuff. Oh yeah baby, the vegan bingsu guide is FINALLY here! For the newcomers who still think that bingsu is literally just shaved ice and are baffled by the need for a vegan version, let me catch you… Continue reading Your One-stop Guide to Vegan Bingsu in Seoul
"Sulbing girl goes vegan? Is she nuts?" Or: how I traded my love of Korea's favorite dessert for an even greater Love.
If Italy has gelato and France has sorbet, Korea has bingsu. (via The Korea Herald) It's not just shaved ice anymore. It's sweet red beans, coffee, fruit and nuts, cookies and cake, whipped cream, a dessert medley on a powdery cloud of finely shaved ice. It's expression. It's art. It's bonding. It's culture. Summer season… Continue reading 6 MUST TRY Bingsu Cafes (other than Sulbing)
Before I went plant-based last year, I was an absolute bingsu fiend; I was eating it two or three times a week, scarfing down portions meant for several by myself, dedicating an entire Facebook photo album to my favorites, and even dreaming about hilly landscapes of bingsu in every color, flavor, and size. [Bingsu] is… Continue reading I Tried Trazy’s Bingsu Recommendations So You Don’t Have To (Part 1)
Happy Summer, y'all! This is my third summer in South Korea and I'm definitely more prepared for it this year than I was in years prior. Born and raised in the deep South, I thought I could handle sweltering temperatures and humidity without a hitch, but I had to learn some new tricks to keep… Continue reading Tips for Surviving Summer in Seoul
It's almost impossible to believe this palm-sized fruit is a melon. At first glance, it looks like something tropical, something that catches your eye from afar at a street market in Taiwan because its color is blindingly bright, like a skinned and scored pineapple, and when dozens of them sit wrapped and piled high in… Continue reading The Surprising Health Benefits of Korean Melon 참외
To those who didn't want me to do this: Sorry, not sorry. Every time I've mentioned getting dreadlocks in conversation (henceforth referred to as "locs" because there's nothing dreadful about them 😉 ) the person I'm talking to has flinched or recoiled, saying, "Ew, no, why would you want to do that?" or has raised… Continue reading Wrapped up, Tangled up in Loc Love: My Loc Journey (6 mo)
Almost every newcomer to Seoul has Namdaemun market or Gwangjang market on their "must-see" list. When I first got here I also thought that these would be the best places to go if I wanted to have the most authentic traditional Korean market experience. They're both massive gatherings of stalls selling everything from popular street… Continue reading Your Guide to Zero-Waste Shopping at Mangwon Market 망원시장
The sudden summer-like weather in Seoul has me craving more cold drinks. Teas. Smoothies. Iced caramel macchiatos. Iced matcha lattes. Getting my latte fix can be tricky because most cafes in Seoul exclusively use cow's milk. The good news is, there are some cafes that offer alternative milk options, and their numbers are steadily growing.… Continue reading Where to Find Dairy-free Lattes in Seoul
Seoul's 6th annual vegan festival was held this past Saturday, May 18th at Seoul Innovation Park near Bulgwang Station. I've been in Seoul for two years, but this was my first time in attendance. Because I was still flirting with a plant-based diet in 2018, the festival didn't seem as appealing as a free concert… Continue reading Eating My Way Through Seoul’s Vegan Festival