An Unexpected 4-Day Weekend and Random Vegan Eats

EDIT: I started this post yesterday but neglected to put it up, cuz, of course, food distracted me and I magically found myself back at Everest nomming on some samosas and curry with my coworkers…


What on Earth am I doing at home, in bed, blogging (and listening to The Darkness’s brilliant new album!) on an ordinary Thursday morning?!  Well, yesterday my school informed me that it would be closing down for two days, along with hundreds of other schools across Korea, due to the nationwide panic rising around the MERS virus.  I had NO IDEA about MERS, or why more people than usual were walking around wearing face masks, until yesterday.  I’m not really sure what difference two days will make (and kids are all running around playing with each other outside, anyway, so it’s not like they’re going to be spending the weekend in quarantine.)  But, anyway, that’s what’s going on here at the moment!  EDIT: Now I’ve come down with a cold, worst timing ever, right?!  So, I’ve been wearing my face mask everywhere.  Paranoia or precaution?  I dunno, but I’m scurred, yo 😷


In the midst of the MERS mayhem (it’s been going on since last month, apparently, but like I said I was blissfully ignorant to it all!), I’ve still been finding plenty of new yummy vegan food.  Along with my recent cravings for Indian food (check my previous post), I’ve been having hankerings for Mexican noms, too, which lead me to Dos Tacos, probably the best Mexican restaurant (chain) in Korea (though Gusto Taco‘s pretty awesome, too!)

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Vegan Eats and Treats + Sunny Seoul Forest

October’s a special month for me this year, and not just because Halloween falls on a Friday (though that is pretty darn awesome.)  This month marks my one year vegan-niversary (is that a thing?!), which seems totally crazy to me right now; time has just flown past!  After we returned to Korea from a long weekend in Osaka last October, I had one last KFC (don’t judge meee~), and have been eating animal-free ever since then!  Becoming vegan has definitely made me feel a lot healthier.  I know I’m totally jinxing myself, but I actually can’t remember the last time I was sick…which is pretty darn impressive for someone who works with snotty kids all day!  Anyway, my body just feels good, and I feel way happier, too; no more guilt of saying how much I love animals while chomping into a bacon sandwich…

Anyway!  Last week, we had a three-day weekend, so we gorged on all our favorite goodies and took a stroll through sunny Seoul Forest (with Duggie, of course!)

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Vegan Eats and Treats in Seoul: March Rabbit, Slunch Factory, and PLANT

Today is Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, so all of Seoul’s tasty restaurants, cafes, and bars are closed as staff and owners return to their ancestral homes to pay respects to their ancestors and indulge in traditional Korean feasts.  Meanwhile, we’re holed up in our tiny apartment.  Luckily, we spent the past few weekends indulging in all kinds of yummy vegan treats, including a couple of new surprises!

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Sweet Summertime in Seoul

How the crap is it mid-July already?!  I spent so much time getting psyched up for summer to arrive, and now it’s already halfway finished; mental!  I guess it’s hard to maintain those good feelin’ summer vibes when you’re cooped up in a windowless building for 9 hours, five days a week…  But at least we’ll be jetting off to Japan for our week-long summer break soon!  Can’t freakin’ wait!   We’ve been trying to save up funds for Japan by eating out less…and while we’ve been eating out less, we’ve been drinking out more.  There are so many sweet spots for cocktails and sugariffic treats in Seoul, I just can’t help myself!

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Vegan Eats and Treats in Seoul: Itaewon PLANT

One of the first vegan-related blogs I started following was Alien’s Day Out, which is a super cute, yummy recipe-filled day-to-day account of vegan life in Seoul.  The blog’s creator, Mipa, is also an illustrator and professional baker who just recently opened her own cafe in Itaewon!

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