Obviously, we adore Korean food. And of course, we love to indulge in a little Caribbean cuisine, but what happens when these two combine? Ruth Kim and Damion Codrington are ready to find out with their new Wynwood vegan restaurant, CombinAsian. This unique eatery is a play on words and a tasty play on traditional dishes from each founders heritage.

They told the Miami New Times, “Because I am Korean and he is from Trinidad, we decided upon that name. We wanted to combine my Korean knowledge of food with other vegan items.” Combined, they’ve created a magical and very unique dining experience.

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The menu is impactful, and you’ll find no shortage of plant-based options. It features veganized recipes from each end of the spectrum, like fried tofu, teriyaki bowls with meatless proteins, rice, lettuce and green peppers. Kimbap Pow served with rice, cucumber, pickled yellow radishes, sesame kale and soy sauce, mac and cashew cheese, meatless meatballs, Korean-braised potatoes, an Asian burrito, fried dumplings,

Kim said, “Our vegan Asian concept came from a lack of an Asian vegan presence in Wynwood. We are also vegans, and the search for vegan Asian dishes was difficult until now. We are proud to be the first of its kind in the area providing fast-food Asian vegan dishes, along with other, non-Asian meals.”

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So far, the reviews are positive. Edwin said, “The food tastes amazing! The staff was excellent. Overall very top notch place here in Wynwood!” While Inder exclaimed, “my family and I stop by this place about eight days after it opened. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. The food that was available was excellent. Finding nice vegan macaroni and cheese is difficult but my kids asked for seconds at this place.
We ordered three different bowls, all of which were fantastic.”

If you want to try it out for yourselves, find them at 2324 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, Wynwood.

Let’s make some vegan meals at home!

Why not try your hand at a few Caribbean-Korean recipes from the Food Monster App?

Tropical GimbapTropical Gimbap  

This Tropical Gimbap is a Korean dish made from steamed white rice and several other ingredients, rolled in nori and served in bite-size slices. The sweet potato and mango in this dish go together perfectly, making it a colorful beauty.

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Korean BBQ TofuKorean BBQ Tofu

This spicy, kicky Korean BBQ Tofu is marinated in the perfect sauce. Eat this over a bed of steamed rice for the ultimate lunch.

Spicy Curried Potato DumplingsSpicy Curried Potato Dumplings

These Spicy Curried Potato Dumplings consist of boiled potatoes and yellow lentils (red also work naturally). The easy-to-prepare red curry sauce gives the dish a very nice sharpness.

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If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!

Lead image source: CombinAsian/Facebook