Vegan Korean? Huh?
I know I have said it many times. I LOVE Korean food! Always have. Yet once I became vegan, eating Korean became difficult due to the blinders of the protein aspect instead of thinking to the times when meat was not the major for every family before Korean were able to afford it and it was plentiful.
Every now and then I use vegan alternatives for proteins out of convenience and to try what’s out there. Gardein™ makes these burgers yet now they also have sliders. So I bought to try. Then I got creative and added some cucumbers to my tomato and cooked some kimchi in the liquid that was released from the burger. Finished it with green onions and it was happy time.
The flavors the kimchi brings is awesome. I wondered how it would taste if I used zucchini instead. Oh man! Really good. The possibilities would be awesome. I even added some soy sauce to the sliders as I browned them in the skillet and a touch of gochujang. Happiness!!!
This is one I will bring out again and again for others to try. Maybe try it with scallion salad or even sprouts salad. Or maybe some King Oyster mushrooms with caramelized onions would be nice. Some shredded Korean radish or even radish kimchi will have a very pleasant taste. Give it try. Jump into Korean flavors!
- 1 packaged of Gardein™ Sliders
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon gochujang
- 1/2 cup kimchi
- 1/4 cucumber or zucchini
- 4 slices of tomato
- 1 green onion, thinly slided
- Prepare the buns according to the package, which is the use some vegan margarine and toast them off in the skillet. Remove from skillet.
- Mix gochujang and soy sauce.
- Spread on sliders place into skillet to brown the sliders. Once browned set aside.
- Add 2 tablespoons water in skillet. Add kimchi. Cook until heated. Remove from heat. Set aside.
- Slice tomatoes and green onions.
- Julienne cucumbers and/or zucchini.
- Place bun bottoms on the plate.
- Top with slider.
- Next tomato.
- Next cucumber or zucchini.
- Next kimchi.
- Finally top with green onions.
You can add ssamjang (gochujang, soybean paste, sesame oil, onions, garlic, green onions, optional sweetner) to it as well.