[Ask Hyojin] Being a Vegetarian in Korea – Kerri’s Experience

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Vegetarianism (채식 주의) is a relatively new concept for a lot of people in Korea. Even though it is changing and more and more people have learned about vegetarianism, there are still many people who think that only Buddhist monks are vegetarians. Since there are a lot of Korean foods are meat-based, you might think it’d be difficult to survive in Korea as a vegetarian. But, here, we have Kerri (expatkerri) who will share her experience in Korea as a vegetarian and teach you some important phrases you should know as a vegetarian as well as giving you some tips to help you!  Enjoy the video! 🙂

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How Do You Say This in Korean? (17 May 2013)
In this episode of How Do You Say This in Korean?(Audio Lesson), we learn how to say “I don’t eat meat, fish and eggs. I am a vegetarian.” and many other sentences your fellow listeners were curious about! 🙂 How Do You Say This in Korean? (17 May 2013).


[Ask Hyojin] Being a Vegetarian in Korea – Kerri’s Experience
  • Sarah Z

    Thanks for the info! I wanted to know how easy is it to find Halal food in Korea.

    • @disqus_MrA5tVwP3E:disqus Thanks for watching! 🙂 We’ll make a video on Halal food in the future.

  • Anastasia Chernyavskaya

    Right, right) Every time I said “저 채식주의자예요. 고기 안먹어요”, every time I’ve been asked with worries “배가 괜찮아? Do you have problems with digestion?” kkkk

    • Seokjin Jin

      Well, I may worry that you may feel hungry soon. 🙂

    • Anastasia Chernyavskaya

      예)) 그런데 한국에 고기 없는 음식 정말 많고 너무 맛있어요! 그래서 걱정하지 마세요^^

    • Seokjin Jin

      ㅎㅎㅎㅎ 번데기 먹을 수 있어요?

    • Anastasia Chernyavskaya

      솔직히 냄새를 진짜 싫어요… >_<

  • Andrea

    What about vegan food? How do you ask for that?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Some stores use the term 비건 푸드 for vegan food but there is not a term that is commonly used for vegan food. It will be better to go to a store that is customized for the food.