Seoul Vegetarian Club

Sanchon in Insadong– Gourmet Vegan Food! by seoulveggieclub
November 30, 2007, 1:09 pm
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Sunday, 1:00 at Sanchon Restaurant, in Insadong. The restaurant is a bit hard to spot, as you have to find a sign on the main road, and then follow a winding alley, but it’s absolutely worth a visit. It’s Buddhist temple food, beautifully prepared and presented in an ornate, gorgeous setting.

If you need help finding the place, it might be a good idea to hang around Anguk Station (line 3) Exit 6 beforehand and meet up with others headed the same way.

The restaurant is exquisite but be warned– you are paying gourmet prices as well.

Here’s what one reviewer said:
Sanchon serves vegetarian cuisine in a unique Buddhist-temple atmosphere with lotus-style lighting and other temple-like decor. The restaurant owner, a former monk, opened the restaurant to introduce temple food to the general public. The menu features jeongsik (table d’hôte/regular meal) consisting of over 20 side dishes, including miso soup, perilla seed soup, boiled tofu, vegetable fritters, and various cooked herbs and vegetables. While monks would eat humble meals of steamed rice and only five side dishes, Sanchon serves an abundant amount, similiar to the head monk’s table at a special feast. Following the Buddhist tradition, none of the food has a sharp spiciness that is characteristic of Korea.


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In case there are no club members waiting right near Anguk station exit 6, walk straight to the corner of the main Insadong street, and I’ll be hanging around there from 12:45 till 12:55 …
I think there lunch price (set menu) is around 19,000 won …

Sunday is the best day to check out Insadong’s interesting shops, galleries, vendors, and traditional Korean cultural displays…

Comment by Ronteacher

Hi, do you guys have a emailing list or something? I don’t always remember to check this website so I often end up reading about these meetings after the fact…I would love a heads up so I can come more often!

Comment by Matt

Nice to meet everyone. Sanchon is always great, isn’t it?

Comment by Eileen

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