A girl from Gyeonggido in South Korea, Yang San (陽傘양산), has lived in Taiwan for about 4 years. She once had a study tour to Kaohsiung after graduating from high school. With this experience, she thus had more love for Taiwan and chose to enter a university in Taiwan.
When she was in college, she watched a video that transform her into a vegetarian. Then she started cooking vegetarian dishes by herself and visiting some vegetarian restaurants in Taiwan.
Because there are not many vegetarians in Korea, Yang San wishes to share more about vegetarian food through videos with Korean and therefore created a YouTube Channel 陽傘양산. This type of YouTube channel is quite novel and has attracted more loyal audiences gradually, as well as enables Taiwanese vegetarians to exchange their information online.
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The vegetarian shop "Xin Xian·Hao Su Ji" has diversified products, and also labeled lacto-ovo and vegan. (Photo / Authorized & Provided by 陽傘양산)
Yang San told the editor of【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】that she happened to learn Chinese characters through her mother’s friend, and this cultivated her interest in learning Chinese. Besides, she also took a Chinese character test, and watched a Taiwanese movie during a tuition class when she was in South Korea, and these made her more interested in Taiwanese movies and cultures.
From the interview with Yang San, it can be told that she is an independent, brave and optimistic girl. She mentioned that she chose to study at a University in Changhua because she could interact with Taiwanese more and learn cooking, which is her passion.
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"Xin Xian·Hao Su Ji" sells all kinds of grains. (Photo / Authorized & Provided by 陽傘양산)
Yang San shares information about vegetarian restaurants and cooking videos on her YouTube Channel. The restaurants she introduced are different from what most people think about, making non-vegetarians want to give it a try.
YouTuber Yang San introduces a vegetarian shop in Changhua "Xin Xian·Hao Su Ji". (Photo / Authorized & Provided by 陽傘양산)
In this episode of "New Immigrants in Taiwan" column, Yang San introduces a vegetarian shop “Xin Xian·Hao Su Ji” (心鮮·好素集) that combines convenience stores, supermarkets, and restaurants. It sells a variety of vegetarian products, including frozen foods, instant noodles, snacks, cereals, etc., and she was surprised and amazed by the wide variety of vegetarian products. The special thing in the store is that you can order freshly cooked meals. Besides, Oden is served in 2 flavors, original and spicy. “The spicy flavor also suits the taste of Korean and I like it a lot,” Yang San says.
Although Yang San finds shooting vegetarian-themed videos difficult at the start because the target audience is the minority groups. However, she is motivated and encouraged by the comments, and she hopes to bring her channel to the next level.
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