Food Guide

Celebrate Earth Hour with a Cozy Candlelit Dinner

March 19, 2024

Earth Hour serves as a poignant reminder of our responsibility to protect and preserve the planet. This global movement, which encourages individuals and communities to switch off non-essential lights for one hour, symbolizes a collective commitment to our planet. Amidst the darkness, there lies an opportunity to embrace simple pleasures. One such activity that perfectly embodies the spirit of Earth Hour is a cozy candlelit dinner. Let's explore how this intimate dining experience not only reduces energy consumption but also fosters meaningful connections with loved ones.

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Earth Hour

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a global movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of commitment to the planet. This annual event typically takes place on the last Saturday of March, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, spanning across more than 180 countries and territories worldwide.

Participating in Earth Hour is easy and accessible to everyone. Whether you're at home, in the office, or out in the community, you can join millions of people around the globe by simply turning off unnecessary lights and unplugging electronic devices for one hour. It's a small act that collectively makes a big statement about our commitment to creating a more sustainable future for our planet and future generations.

When is Earth Hour this year?

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn more about Earth Hour on their website Korea | Global

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A Cozy Candlelit Dinner at Home For Earth Hour

Embracing the Darkness

As the sun sets and the lights dim, the ambiance of a candlelit dinner transforms, casting a warm and inviting glow. With artificial lights switched off, we are reminded of the beauty and tranquility that moments shared with loved ones offer. The soft flicker of candle flames creates an enchanting atmosphere, allowing us to appreciate the subtle nuances of our surroundings. Whether enjoyed indoors or outdoors, a candlelit dinner encourages us to slow down, savor the moment, and immerse ourselves in the simplicity of togetherness.

Savoring Sustainable Delights

A candlelit dinner presents the perfect opportunity to indulge in sustainable cuisine. Opting for locally sourced, organic ingredients reduces the carbon footprint associated with food production and transportation. Incorporating plant-based dishes or choosing sustainably sourced seafood further supports environmental conservation efforts. By aligning our dining choices with eco-friendly practices, we not only nourish our bodies but also honor the Earth's resources.

Connecting with Loved Ones

Earth Hour is not just about reducing energy consumption; it's also about strengthening connections with our loved ones and communities. A candlelit dinner provides an intimate setting for meaningful conversations, fostering bonds and creating cherished memories. Whether shared with family, friends, or a significant other, this shared experience encourages us to disconnect from digital distractions and be fully present in the moment.

Inspiring Reflection and Action

As we dine by candlelight, surrounded by the warmth of shared moments, we are prompted to reflect on our individual impact on the planet. Earth Hour serves as a catalyst for meaningful conversations about sustainability and environmental stewardship. It inspires us to consider how we can incorporate eco-conscious habits into our daily lives, from reducing energy consumption to supporting green initiatives in our communities.

This Earth Hour, join us as we celebrate the beauty of simplicity with a cozy candlelit dinner at home. By dimming the lights and dining by candlelight, we not only reduce energy consumption but also deepen our connections with loved ones. As we savor sustainable delights and reflect on our role in protecting the planet, let us be inspired to take action and commit to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Earth Hour Food Recommendations

Here are our top picks for a cozy candlelit dinner at home in honor of Earth Hour.


📍 Hongdae, Seoul

Bari's menu offers a unique fusion of healthy Korean and Japanese flavors. Their nourishing lean salad bowls are packed with fresh ingredients, making them a perfect choice for a light and satisfying meal.

Two customer favorites:

  • Yuja Fermented Salmon Bowl: Featuring succulent fermented salmon and a vibrant yuja (Korean citrus) dressing, this bowl is a delightful combination of flavor and protein.
  • Miso Air-fried Tofu Bowl: This vegetarian option boasts crispy air-fried tofu drizzled with a savory miso sauce, offering a satisfying plant-based protein alternative.

Don't forget dessert! Share a vibrantly colored Acai Smoothie Bowl, a refreshing and healthy way to end your meal.

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Hello India

📍 Yeonnam, Seoul

Curl up at home with a cozy Indian takeout feast from Hello India. Their vegetarian options are perfect for those seeking flavorful and satisfying dishes. Try the Palak Paneer, featuring soft paneer cheese in a rich and creamy spinach gravy, or the Chana Masala, with chickpeas simmered in a flavorful tomato and onion sauce with warming spices. Don't forget to order the extra naan!

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Aloha Poke

📍 Gangnam, Seoul

Aloha Poke puts a modern spin on classic Hawaiian poke bowls. Their menu features seasonal ingredients, capturing the essence of Hawaii's healthy food culture.  Aloha Poke elevates the experience by combining locally sourced ingredients with global flavors and trendy culinary twists. Aloha Poke offers a delicious variety of pescatarian options, including their bestselling:

  • Tuna & Salmon Poke: A classic combination of fresh tuna and salmon, perfect for those who can't decide.
  • Seared Mix Poke: Experience a delightful textural contrast with seared seafood alongside fresh options.
  • Spicy Cream Salmon: Indulge in a vibrant dish featuring salmon coated in a creamy and flavorful sauce with a touch of heat.

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Taco Amigo

📍 Itaewon, Seoul

Indulge in flavorful Mexican food, but make it pescatarian or vegan! At Taco Amigo, you can choose from their shrimp option or their vegan mushroom option made with soy tacos and vegan cheese. They offer earth-conscious twists on all their tacos, burritos, chimichangas, and more.

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Berry In The Bowl

📍 Sinjang, Pyeongtaek

End your meal on a sweet and healthy note at Berry in the Bowl! Their selection of vibrant smoothie bowls is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without guilt. Gather your friends and enjoy a tasting galore, sharing and savoring the diverse flavors together.

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Sushi Rock

📍 Anjung-ri, Pyeongtaek

Sushi Rock caters to discerning sushi enthusiasts, offering a diverse array of fresh sushi delights, pristine sashimi, and the unique option to select individual pieces of your favorite fish.

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Taste of Thailand

📍 Anjung-ri, Pyeongtaek

Switch up your typical protein selection and opt for tofu at Taste of Thailand. Enjoy your Earth Hour candlelit meal at home with a delightful vegetarian spread, featuring Vegan Thai Spring Rolls, Tom Yum Kung (Prawn), Green Papaya Salad, Tofu Pad Thai, and Tofu Thai Green Curry—a timeless favorite loved by all.

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Farm-to-Table Courier

📍 Available in select regions nationwide

Experience the convenience of having fresh fruits and vegetables delivered straight to your doorstep with Farm-to-Table Courier. Explore a wide selection of ingredients, including hard-to-find items in Korea such as shallots, fennel, endives, and more—perfect for crafting a delectable vegetarian feast at home.

Here are some enticing recipe ideas for your home-cooked meal:

  • Creamy Fennel and Leek Soup
  • Celeriac Chimichurri Salad with Wild Rucola
  • Roasted Fennel and Brussels Sprout Salad
  • Coconut Cauliflower Fried Rice with Mushrooms

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