Jeong Kwan, a Korean nun chef, presents lotus leaf wrapped dumplings at the Asia Society in Hong Kong in  2017. She and another nun have bene named Masters of Korean Temple Food. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Jeong Kwan, a Korean nun chef, presents lotus leaf wrapped dumplings at the Asia Society in Hong Kong in 2017. She and another nun have bene named Masters of Korean Temple Food. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Buddhist nuns Jeong Kwan and Wookwan named Masters of Korean temple food for their roles in popularising the cuisine

  • South Korea’s biggest Buddhist sect has honoured the two nuns for their part in promoting and popularising Korean temple cuisine
  • Jeong Kwan has appeared in Netflix’s Chef’s Table and travels widely, while Wookwan has written Korean temple cuisine cookery books

Jeong Kwan, a Korean nun chef, presents lotus leaf wrapped dumplings at the Asia Society in Hong Kong in  2017. She and another nun have bene named Masters of Korean Temple Food. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Jeong Kwan, a Korean nun chef, presents lotus leaf wrapped dumplings at the Asia Society in Hong Kong in 2017. She and another nun have bene named Masters of Korean Temple Food. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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