Joanne Lee Molinaro

Joanne Lee Molinaro is a Korean American trial lawyer, born and raised in Chicago. Molinaro adopted a plant-based diet in January 2016 and began The Korean Vegan as a passion project later that year. Her immensely popular TikTok, @thekoreanvegan, incorporates her recipes with personal narration. She has been featured in Salon, Healthyish by Bon Appétit, The Atlantic, The Kitchn, Thrive, and VegWorld, and on Food Network, CNN, BBC, and CNBC.
Chocolate Chip Paht (Sweet Red Bean) Cookies
The Korean Vegan's cookies will be the highlight of the holiday.
Nov 27, 2022
I Went to a Korean Grocery Store to Get a Vegan Snack Haul — Here’s What I Picked Up
Snack Capsule
Including several bags of Korean-style chips, copycat Pocky Sticks, slurp-able soup cups, and more!
Mar 18, 2022
The Vegan Treat That Helps Me Through Those Days When I Haven’t Gotten Enough Sleep
Snack Capsule
Find them at your local Asian market.
Mar 18, 2022
Joanne Lee Molinaro’s Copycat (Vegan) Pocky Sticks
A plant-based, DIY version of the classic Japanese snack.
Mar 4, 2022
Joanne Lee Molinaro’s Kimchi Chigae
Cookbook Club
Just add rice and you've got perfection.
Jan 31, 2022
Joanne Lee Molinaro’s Curried Tteokbokki Skewers
Cookbook Club
A soulful twist on a Seoul staple.
Jan 31, 2022