Where to find the hands down best vegan bibimbap on beautiful Jeju Island in South Korea.
traditional korean teahouse
Dasoni is a beautiful, traditional Korean hanok-style teahouse that serves a variety of vegetarian Buddhist Korean dishes.
You're welcomed with a hot cup of buckwheat tea, a tantalizing earthy flavor that goes down easy, especially if it's chilly out! Served in a thick, sturdy clay mug you can wrap your hands around, this is the beginning of more sensory treats in store.
Dine in a tranquil, relaxing setting with delicate music playing, warm low lighting, earthy dark wood tables, soft pillow cushions, embered clay pots giving off just the right amount of warmth, and lovely nature views out every window.
bibimbap: MIXED RICE AND VEGETABLES
Korea is famous for bibimbap, a dish consisting of a main rice bowl, with various sautéed, seasonal, and local vegetables to add and mix in to your heart's content. Why the weird word? Bibim literally means mixed ingredients and bap means rice.
And the pièce de résistance to the already flavorful food is definitely the Gochujang sauce, a kicker of a sweet and spicy red pepper paste, available always to mix in for your taste bud's pleasure. It's like Sriracha, but way better. Try it, you'll love it.
DIY foodie fun
The best thing about bibimbap is everything is served in a series of bowls. The biggest is your main bowl filled with vegetables, seaweed and seeds, and from here you'll mix in the rice and other bits and then stir it all together for the win.
With a variety of fresh crunchy cabbage, delicate cooked greens, spicy kimchi, pickled and fermented vegetables, and tasty fried vegetable patties - it's a foodie's dream to create a masterpiece of a dish to eat. With every taste and texture expertly blending together in your mouth, it's heaven. And with this many colorful plants, it's also a total nutrition powerhouse!
This one is surely a dining experience not to miss. Jeju is an amazing island with volcanoes, waterfalls, black sand beaches and much more cool stuff to see, and truly has that wow factor if you're looking for an off the beaten path destination.
While there, go visit Dasoni in Jeju City at 995-15 Orail-dong Jeju-si. Look for the big rock out front, step inside, slip off your shoes, and be prepared for sensory overload!