Today there are many concerns regarding our health and many experts advising us how we should eat. We must pay close attention to our diets, but eating well should not only benefit your body, but your mind as well. We, at HanGawi believe that of all the ways that people can eat, vegetarianism is the healthiest and safest diet.
We started HanGawi so that people might learn how to eat a healthy diet and to provide those who are already vegetarians a complete vegetarian meal. Many people know that vegetarianism is a healthy way of eating but many do not know how to eat a balanced vegetarian diet. As native Koreans, we have the benefit of understanding traditional Korean cuisine and quickly saw that there were many vegetarian dishes we could introduce to Westerners.
Throughout Asia, there is a strong belief in harmony and balance embodied in the principles of yin and yang, or um and yang as it is known in Korean. Everything in nature is balanced by the opposing forces of yin and yang: moon and sun, man and women, fire and water. In order to achieve good health, the food you eat must also be a balance of these forces of um and yang. A healthy vegetarian diet should be a balance of um foods such as green vegetables and fruits, and yang foods such as roots, radishes, carrots, and potatoes. An imbalance will cause bad health. At HanGawi, we provide our guests with balanced vegetarian meals that are nourishing and most ideal in achieving a healthy diet.