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FINALLY! We heard your calls, vegans and vegetarians! For all of our FAPFAPs, we’ve shown you delicious, amazing, sexy Korean food, but for some of you, it’s all forbidden fruit, because it was all meaty and fishy. Today, we will eat something in Korea with no meat, no fish, and no forbidden fruit! Heck: this is even no dairy! Today, we go vegan!

Now, yes, we know that this isn’t regular Korean food, and that this is a specialized location that you can’t just get from anywhere. For example, with our Samgyeopsal video, if you don’t go to that particular restaurant, you can at least go to another restaurant in your area and get something similar. With this video, though, if you don’t go here, then your options are rather limited. THAT’S OK THOUGH! We’ll show you, one day, how to eat vegetarian-ly with typical Korean food that you can order anywhere. Today, we just wanted to try something special.

Why not just show you regular Korean food that’s vegetarian that you can get anywhere? Well, because it’s a bit of a struggle, we’ve found. Some food isn’t strictly vegetarian, even if there’s no visible meat in it, you know? It could have been prepared with meat. Dokbokki, for example, is vegetarian, but it’s boiled with fish cakes. Sure, you can pick off the fish cakes easily, but it’s not really prepared in a vegetarian environment. So, depending on how disciplined you are in your vegetarian diet, you might run into some difficulties. Here, we went to the strictest of vegetarian/vegan restaurants to show you an option you have in Korea. We’ll decrease in level of difficulty with upcoming FAPFAPs :D

Ok! So, we showed you how to walk there. How about a map?

Directions to Loving Hut

Boom! That was a map! Also, we got more useful pictures. Check this out: you want to see the menu? WE GOT YOU THE MENU! Click on it to see it full-sized:

Loving Hut Menu

Though, I’m not sure what they mean by “You Can Ade” That’s a bit beyond us.

So, there you go. Vegan and Vegetarian food in Korea! Small issue we ran into: Loving Hut closes every weekday between 3:30 and 4:30. We didn’t know that, and we got there at, like, 2:45. FFFUUUUUU! We had to rush our filming, so we didn’t get many good shots of the restaurant and all. We just ran up in there, ordered, and eated. Yes, I just wrote eated rather than “ate” because eated sounds cuter :D

Lastly, because of our diets, we don’t eat rice anymore. So vegetarians might have it easier here if they just eat rice and the veggie side dishes, buuuut seeing as we don’t eat rice, it’ll kinda suck for us to make a video about it. Yeah!

Oh! And bloopers. We didn’t mess up that much this time, but Martina did get some punches in there :D

 

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  1. Yeoreobun, haven’t you done your research? Loving Hut is basically propped up by the Quan Yin Method meditation cult led by Ching Hai, who makes money off suckers around the world by selling jewelry, clothes, and self-help books. Yes, veganism is healthy (both bodily and morally), but cults are certainly not. Yes, I was tempted by the vegan jajangmyeon and mock katsu, but after some research I decided that I’m not about to funnel my cash into a scam operation anytime soon. Though difficult, it is still possible (and feasible!) to be veg(etari)an in Korea otherwise. (One resource I go to is the Vegan Korean blog.) In the meantime, New Yorkers can go to Hangawi. It’s pretty pricey, but what else can you expect from NYC?

  2. When are you guys show us how to order vegetarian food in “normal” restaurants? I really want to know!

  3. the “you can ade” probably means “you can add…”

  4. This video brings back memories! I apparently walked pass that restaurant pretty much everyday when I went to Yonsei. My friends and I ate in Sinchon like almost everyday. If I had known about this place, I would have definitely tried it! It looks delicious!!

  5. Landed in Seoul yesterday, already starving. I read up and knew it would be difficult being a vegetarian, but holy mother of makerels am I in trouble! In your video above you say that one day you will show us how to order vegetarian-ly at a regular Korean restaurant… Has that happened yet? Or will it soon? Please please please!

  6. I know this is an older FAPFAP but. … during the intro. I was just staring at Martina’s boobs. They were bouncing. u///u Sorry. I had to say it.

  7. Kate Vonnegut

    tonkatsu is actually made of puppy butt (at least according to Ark Angels, the best manhwa evar!)

  8. kriisstie

    Dear Simon and Martina, is it hard to be a vegetarian in South Korea?

  9. Love it!! But…….of all the vegetarian / vegan restaurants in Seoul, why not review something traditionally Korean? Like any of the temple food restaurants in Insadong? ^^ Loving Hut Sinchon is alright but it’s a LOT of fake meat, which isn’t that healthy for you (nor something that a lot of vegetarians actually enjoy eating) whereas there are loads of vegetarian or temple food restaurants in Seoul with much healthier, whole food dishes :9 Now I’m hungry…….

  10. I love veg Korean food!

    For lots of free info and links about the *many* benefits of
    vegetarianism (and the many problems with the production and
    consumption of meat), please visit (and share)

    Eco-Eating at http://www.brook.com/veg

  11. Wow this food looks so good and the prices aren’t too expensive either :D can’t wait to visit the next time I go to Korea :D

  12. Chopsticks newbie … it’s sooo hard to get the hang of it! My question is what food do you eat with chopsticks and what food do you use a fork?

  13. Hey Martina~!! I have the same bag as you~!! i was in Tokyo last week and got it there~!! its such a nice back-pack >< i like it soo much~!

  14. Someone else may have pointed it out (I’m not reading through nearly 100 comments to check), but I’m assuming “You can ade” = “You can add” since the items under it are extras that you can add on.

  15. Here’s a map showing all of the locations for Loving Hut in Korea (the one in Itaewon closed, btw).
    http://www.lovinghutcuisine.com/locator.asp

  16. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. While living in Korea, I had kept full with side dishes and rice and broth (I wasn’t the strictest vegetarian there but I stayed away from ingesting tangible pieces of meat). Thanks for the menu!!

    P.S.
    I’m guessing “you can ade” probably means “you can add”.

  17. Is there book on vegetarian Korean food? I want it! XD I’m huge fan of South Korea!

  18. In the last We Got Married Eunjung and JangWoo goes to a vegetarian buffet that seems very delicious, people interested in vegetarian diet maybe find interesting this episode (the food really really is eye catching)

  19. If I ever see you guys in Korea I’m gonna video bomb (idk how to say it ) with some OOOOH YOU SO NASTY POSES!!!!!!!!!

  20. please please!! can’t you tell us YOUR diet!! ‘couse you look so dame good!! SO HOD.. ooooohhhhh YEAH super sexy!! ^^ hahahaha

  21. Oh my gosh~ You guys are… are… lifesavers? ><" Haha :D If I ever get the chance to go to Korea, I'm taking your advice~

  22. You can ade probably was “you can add” ;)

  23. Dorky white couple! hahahahahaha!!!

  24. HiChul Kim

    you two are adorable.
    keep up……..the goooooood….. video

  25. Hanzo Chin

    Hi Simon and Martina, thanks for this intro. I’m a ovo-lacto vegetarian guy and I’m a bit worry on getting food to fit my stomach during my visit end of this year.

    I’m wondering what can I get during winter in Seoul. Any recommendation ?

  26. All those stains on the floor tiles are gum???

  27. wow that smells sooo good!

  28. :O You guys were there??!!! My apartment is literally a block away from that restaurant. I passed by it all the time. But I’m not vegan, so I go to the one nearby/under it that has all the meat displayed and stuff. But my friend and I are like kicking ourselves for not seeing u guys. I mean, I walk by that place nearly every day. TT-TT

  29. FriedChickenOnew
    FriedChickenOnew

    OMG Thank you guys so much!!! I have a loving hut right near my house and i saw that they are an international chain too so i was so excited. Unfortunatly i am not able to fly to south korea to try it (i live in sacramento, CA) but now i really want to fly out there :(

  30. Yum! Thanks for making this video! Not just for making us a veggie edition, but you guys ate a full out vegan food and didn’t look afraid and really enjoyed the food.

    Some people are like “VEGAN FOoD! Tofu Salad? ew!” but you guys were like ‘Ooooo nyum nyum nyum!’.

  31. topforever91

    Thank you so muchhhh! I’m a vegetarian and I always wanted to go to Korea but the food’s been an issue in my mind too!!! THANKS :D you guys are the best. please help us veggies find more veggie food ~

  32. Paula Willis

    Allegedly there’s a vegetarian restaurant in Busan (possibly one of this chain) – I spent so many hours wandering the unlabelled Korean streets, attempting to follow a crappy map that made no sense, and I never found it :’-(

  33. I have sexy food pr0n music playing in my head whenever I eat now.

  34. I haven’t watched the video yet, but, being that I am vegan/vegetarian, I know that this would be really helpful for when I eventually go to Korea, probably ten years from now/in my late 20s. I watch the videos of food you guys have up, and I always curse being vegetarian/vegan because I know how much Koreans tend to love their meat and fish. But my friend, that is also vegetarian, would make some Korean recipes but make it in a vegetarian/vegan way, and its still really really good. Is it really really hard to find food in Korea that is vegetarian/vegan? Like, on a scale of 1-10, how hard would you say it to find restaurants that could substitute or make the food in a vegetarian/vegan way?

  35. heavypaws

    I’m a vegan and was worried that I would have a really hard time in Korea. It’s nice to know there are The Loving Hut locations there too! The Loving Hut is a chain and has numerous locations throughout the US, so while I don’t eat imitation food every day, it’s nice to know they have the same meat-imitation style there too! Plus I’ll actually get to try some traditional-inspired dishes! WOO! SO EXCITED.

  36. The cat looks like Garfield!! :)

  37. JenniferSakraida

    It would be interesting to see what you would say about vegetarian food at normal restaurants. Koreans are pretty sneaky with their meats. I bought a few Korean cookbooks and fish sauce is practically everything. Even kim chi usually isn’t vegetarian. Most recipes call for fish sauce or salted shrimp. I guess if you are visiting Korea and don’t want fishies you would probably have to learn specific ingredients in Korean, so you can ask if any of the dishes have it in them.

    Good news for vegans though. A lot of the TRADITIONAL rice cake snacks are vegan. I love going to my local Korean grocery stores and snagging them. Maybe you guys should look for a gourmet rice cake shop and do a fap fap there? I will sit there watching and crying asking “WHY!?! Why can’t have such fancy rice cakes?!?”

    P.S. I was always under the impression that vegan is practically kosher. Minus a few of the inspection/blessing/little things. Also looking good guys!

  38. aww i love this video <3 i used to live in sinchon and went down that street everyday… plus i am vegetarian and ate at loving hut a lot. (btw, they changed the menu. there was no ice cream in winter! u are lucky, i want to try it so badly T.T)
    really missing korea now because of u guise…

  39. First of all, you guys look AMAZING! Thanks so much for the veggie fapfap. I am lacto-ovo vegetarian and Korean is my favorite kind of food and it can be kind of hard for me when I go to a Korean restaurant.

    Korean food is pretty scarce in my neck of the woods anyway (about 300 miles away). I got uber excited when a local “japanese” restaurant offered bibimbap, but it was horrible. Cold, the kochujang sauce wasn’t good and there were no banchan. And it was expensive! BTW, bibimbap is the only veggie-able option at the restaurant I go to in Tacoma.

    The food you guys ordered looked so so good! It makes me so excited to see that good authentically Korean vegetarian food can be found!

    Thanks again!

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