Jeoksubang - 적수방

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )

Seoul-si, Jung-gu, Jangchung-dong, 2-ga, 188-6, Fo Guang Monastery, Seoul, South Korea, 100-855

Vegetarian Taiwanese Buddhist cuisine, with an abundance of vegan dishes on menu. Buffet during lunch, ala carte in the evening. Run by the temple. Dongguk Uni station, exit 2. 대만 사찰음식 전문점입니다. 베지테리언(유란채식) 메뉴를 판매하나 비건 메뉴도 상당히 있습니다. 점심은 뷔페, 저녁은 단품메뉴로 제공이 되며, 해당 식당은 서울불광산사가 운영하고 있습니다. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-7:00pm. Opening hours are flexible - call ahead.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Taiwanese

Reviews (3)

First Review by amandateng

Inexpensive buffet style, kudos! - Edit

Owner was kind to explain the various alternative places to find vegetarian food. She also cut up and offered us persimmon, which was not part of the spread. Good and safe place for oriental vegetarians who don't take the five spices, i.e., onion, leek, garlic, etc.

Pros: Inexpensive , Friendly and helpful owner

Cons: A bit limited choice around 5pm., Not prominently located. At B2.

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A wonderful surprise - Edit

I was traveling around Seoul with my wife and literally stumbled upon this wonderful 100% vegan place held by a very kind and smiling lady (Thanks to HappyCow!). It was lunch time and everything served in the buffet was very tasty, fresh and healthy. We absolutely loved our experience there and will most definitely come back one day. It was also by far the best home-made kimchi we had in our entire trip! A must go-to place for vegans struggling to find plant-based meals in Seoul (PS: We had tried all the highest-rated expensive buddhist vegan restaurants of Seoul on HappyCow beforehand, and we ended up prefering Jeoksubang!).

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-12

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cheap and good buffet! - Edit

7,000won per pax for buffet. All the food is cooked by a single Taiwanese lay lady so we went for the slightly cold buffet for dinner. The lady gave us hot seaweed soup and topped up one of the dishes. She even served us expensive lotus flower tea, complimentary of the temple. Just need to take train to Dongguk station, exit 2. Come out, walk past the big bread shop on left and go down the first small road. You'll see the temple door. Enter and go down 2 floors to the restaurant. Open till 7pm. Weekends closed.

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