Common theories are:
Tofu is pearly white. By eating something white, which symbolizes purity and innocence, the convict resolves to live a crime-free life going forward. Tofu is cheap and nutritious. Tofu is made of beans.
Another common inquiry is “What does it mean to eat tofu after being released from prison?”.
Writer of more words than necessary. In a nutshell, it symbolizes ”becoming a new person”.
Then, do not simply give tofu to Korean?
Do not simply give tofu to Korean! In the 3 rd episode of one recent K-Drama “Doctors”, Grandma brings some tofu from the refrigerator and feeds Hye-jung after she is released from the jail.
It is just superstition, not a science. Also tofu can give the energy and mineral to the person who has been in jail. It can be a science but people might have found it from experience. My daughter wants to become Korean. She is white British and I want to support her, but I’m unsure of how to feel about this.
Why do Korean people eat seaweed soup on their birthday?
Therefore, Korean people eat seaweed soup on their birthday to respect and remember their mother’s love that they have to put up with eating only seaweed soup after bearing a child. You also can easily find some semi-instant seaweed soup in any convenient store and grocery store to try even it’s not on your birthday :)!
What does eating rice and beans mean in Korean?
Although this practice ended in 1986, Koreans use the idiom “eating rice and beans” as a euphemism for going to prison. In her essay titled Tofu [두부], famed novelist Park Wan-seo [박완서] wrote that eating tofu represents a transformation.
What is the best food to eat when you are in jail?
Because people think white is innocent. It is just superstition, not a science. Also tofu can give the energy and mineral to the person who has been in jail. It can be a science but people might have found it from experience.