South Korean military to provide meatless meals to soldiers
The South Korean Ministry of Defense recently announced that it would offer vegetarian and Muslim attendees bespoke meatless meals. Starting February 2021, participants will be asked to indicate whether they are vegetarian during their physical exams. Columns labeled “Vegetarian” are available on the exam form in English and Korean. The information is then sent to the military unit, which the participants serve so that they can receive meatless meals.
“As soon as we get the number of vegetarian and Muslim soldiers in the next year, we will develop customized menus,” a military source said. Main meals include foods like tofu, vegetables, salads, cereal, and vegetarian bibimbap. Two soldiers on duty have currently identified themselves as vegetarians and Muslims, and the military is providing them with meatless meals.