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Review: The taste didn't blow me away, but they offer a huge menu and I've only tried a few items. I wouldn't rule out the possibility that I made poor choices and there are some hidden gems among the several dozen choices. The hostess was quite nice and spoke decent English, which always helps! She also warned me against ordering too much. I thought, based on some of the prices, that the dishes would be much smaller than they were, so in retrospect, I was grateful for her warning. I still ended up taking some food home. In the Korea culinary landscape, vegan diners must embrace a "beggars can't be choosers" mentality if they plan on surviving. There aren't many options, but there are some! Shu Shi Yuan, while it may not be the freshest or most innovative cuisine available, is reasonably priced, relaxed, ideally located, and good enough to add to the list of vegan destinations for visitors or expats. *one note: I asked the hostess if there was any egg in the menu. I asked in Korean and English. I was told "no". I later noticed a giant tray of eggs in the kitchen in plain view. I'm not sure where they were going, but it certainly raised an eyebrow.