Beans and vegetables form an integral part of the Korean diet. Rather than one main meal, a typical Korean table will include a harmonious assortment of dishes, with plenty of vegetarian choices. This book celebrates the importance of vegetable dishes in the Korean diet. After an introduction to the culture and cuisine of the country follows a tantalizing and fiery selection of over 50 authentic vegetarian recipes. Chapters cover Kimchi and Quick Bites; Soups; Rice and Noodles; Vegetables, Salads and Tofu; and Sweets, Cakes and Drinks. Kimchi, the national dish made of pickled vegetables features large and other dishes include salads with spicy dressings, side servings called "namul" and "sangchae", and a variety of simple porridge dishes that have found new popularity with today's health-conscious citizens. Including more than 50 recipes and accompanied with 130 glorious photographs, you too can sample and enjoy the fiery vegetarian magic of this delectable Asian cuisine.
Young Jin Song is an eminent and inventive restaurateur who owns several restaurants in Asia. He is the founder of Shed, a restaurant in London specializing in Korean-influenced fusion cuisine. He also works as a restaurant and food consultant, and manages a business in Seoul, called Celebrity Chef's Laboratories, which creates contemporary Korean food.