15 Korean Vegan Recipes

A collection of easy, delicious Korean vegan recipes for your healthy eating!

6-photo collage titled 15 Korean vegan recipesHappy New Year! For those of you who are looking for Korean vegan recipes, here’s a collection of easy, delicious recipes! From kimchi to noodles, this list features a nice variety of recipes for your Korean vegan table! Even if you are not on a vegan or vegetarian diet, these recipes will help you add more plant-based foods to your diet for a healthy New Year.

If you think Korean food is all about BBQ meat and fried chicken, think again! Traditionally, Korean cuisine relies heavily on grains, legumes, and vegetables. Meat was scarce, so our ancestors didn’t eat so much meat as we do in modern days.

Also, Korean temple cooking is entirely plant-based, using seasonal ingredients which are mostly grown in temple grounds or harvested from fields and mountains. No meat or seafood allowed! Due to the long history of Buddhism in Korea, temple cuisine (사찰음식) is deeply incorporated into traditional Korean cuisine. 

For these reasons, so many classic Korean dishes are naturally vegan (or vegetarian) or can easily be veganized!

This list doesn’t include all the vegan banchan included in my 15 Korean Vegetable Side Dishes. Check them out as well! They are very easy to make and will complement just about any main dish!

1.  Vegan Kimchi

Napa cabbage Vegan kimchi in a brown kimchi container

2. Beoseot Gangjeong (Sweet Crispy Mushrooms)

Crispy mushrooms with red and yellow bell peppers

3. Dubu Jorim (Braised Tofu)

Korean braised tofu recipe

4. Buchujeon (Garlic Chives Pancake) 

Buchujeon (Korean garlic chive pancakes)

5. Gamja Jorim (Braised Potatoes)

Korean soy braised potatoes

6. Zucchini Dumplings (Hobak Mandu)

Zucchini dumplings

7. Hobak Buchim (Zucchini Pancake)

Hobak buchimgae (Korean zucchini pancake)

8. Eggplant Rolls (Gaji mari) 

Eggplant rolls

9. Tofu Gimbap

tofu gimbap recipe

10. Kongnamul Japchae

Kongnamul Japchae (Japchae with soybean sprouts

11. Tofu bibimbap

Korean rice bowl with tofu and vegetables

12. Deulkkae Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew with Perilla Seeds)

Soft tofu stew with perilla seeds

13. Jangajji (Vegetable Pickles)

Cucumber pickles in soy sauce


14. Beoseot Jeongol (Mushroom Hotpot)

Mushroom hot pot (Beoseot jeongol)

15. Stir-fried lotus roots with peppers and mushrooms

Stir-fried lotus root with peppers and mushrooms

More vegan recipes

Mu Doenjangguk (Radish Soybean Paste Soup)
Miyeok Muchim (Seaweed Salad)
Oi Naengguk (Chilled Cucumber Soup)
Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi)
Nabak Kimchi (Mild Kimchi in Broth) 
Ueong Jorim (Braised Burdock Root)
Oiji (Korean Pickcled Cucumbers)
Yeongeun Jorim (Sweet Soy Braised Lotus Roots)
Doraji Namul (Sautéed Bellflower Roots)
Chwinamul Bokkeum (Stir-fried Aster Scaber)
Danpatjuk (Sweet Red Bean Porridge)
Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge)

This vegan recipe roundup was originally posted in January 2019. Here, I’ve updated it here for 2021.

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