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by Kell Bell

Review: I'm Korean so I should know how good Korean food can be. Often, Korean food in the States is "Americanized" by adding meats and more sugar than necessary. This is not the case at Amitabul. It was my third time in Chicago, but my first time at Amitabul. It's about a 25 minute cab ride from downtown, but it was well worth the $20. It's difficult to catch a cab back, so we had to call a cab service to come pick us up. When we first walked in there were only two other people in the medium sized dining area, but after we were seated, the place quickly filled to 3/4 capacity. The owner/chef? greeted many of the guests by name. I guess it's a neighborhood mainstay. We started out with the dumplings, which were soft, tender, and perfectly seasoned. I had spicy mixed veggies with rice cakes which were super spicy - but I loved it. It cleared up my sinuses in minutes! Extra napkins, please! I didn't know how large the portions would be so I ordered the kimchee soup on the side. Big mistake. Both dishes were big, and I struggled to finish both. Couldn't do it, but I had fun trying! The Korean food here is authentic, delicious, and yes, vegan. I would love it if the restaurant served bahn-jan with the meals, but the portions are so big, you don't really miss it. This is healthy Korean cuisine at its best!


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