VICE Asia Pacific / web
Why This Former K-Pop Singer Left Fame Behind To Become a Monk
The K-Pop industry has a dark side, one that Lee Kyung-Mi – now Monk Bohyun – knows all too well. From performing pop songs on stage to singing Buddhist prayer songs on YouTube.
Word of Mouth / web
The Hidden Master of Buddhist Temple Food
Run by Monk Hongseung, Doban is a hidden culinary gem tucked away in a basement in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Monk Hongseung serves ‘temple food’ that forbids all animal products and even garlic, green onion and chives. Her secret sauce? Soy!