CLOSED: SaRangBunSik - 사랑분식

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 6 reviews )



1230-5, Gaepo-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Small restaurant serving home style Korean traditional food, Chinese style, and street style. Some menu items are deckbokki, bulgogi & rice, jajangmyeon, jjamppong, deep fried vegetables, ramen, dumplings. 한식, 중식, 분식을 제공하는 작은 식당입니다. 떡볶이, 불고기덮밥, 짜장면, 짬뽕, 야채튀김, 라면, 만두 등이 있습니다. 영업시간은 화~일 09:00~21:00이며, 월요일은 휴무입니다. Reported closed, Oct 2017.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Korean

6 Reviews

First Review by GraceHong

Traditional Korean Cooking Veganized! - Edit

We went here on our third day in Seoul and it was well and truly worth the track to get there! Here are simplified directions to get there without waking a billion steps from the metro station:

Catch the train to Yangjae and leave from Exit 5. Turn right and walk down hill about 150m to the bus stop (for tourists ~ don't be afraid of busses they use the T-Money card and announce the stops in English in the city), catch Bus 18 for 3 stops to "Guryonsa". Then (facing the road) turn left and walk about 200m, you will see Hotel Denim on the opposite side and pass Pho Mons. Cross at the traffic lights towards Olivia Hassler and walk straight down the street next to it. Keep walking for about 500m and you will see a CU, turn left at it and it's the little yellow shop next to it! To get back just catch the bus back in the opposite direction.

The lady working spoke a little bit of English but not enough to understand the menu so we pointed at the items on the board and said "이거주세요" [igeo juseyo].

I ordered the Perilla Seed Soup, which was an authentic and GENEROUS sized portion. The noodles were soft and chewy and the soup itself was creamy and comforting.

My partner ordered the Budae Jjigae, which comes with mock meat sausage and sweet potato glass noodles in a hot pot~ sooooo tasty! Lastly my friend ordered the Bulgogi and oh. my. god. The mock beef was so tender and deliciously seasoned ~ we thought a meat eater would definitely not be able tell the difference!

Highly recommend the side dishes (all help yourself at the front of the store). A Vegan grocery is also attached selling mock meat, vegan cheese, rameyon and other goodies. Do yourself a favour and visit Sarang Bunsik!

Pros: Cheap, Vegan groceries too, Friendly staff

Cons: Bit difficult to find without Happy Cow guide

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Welcoming Authentic Korean Vegan Place - Edit

It was hard to find as it is tiny, but it was worth it. The owner is super energetic and friendly. The food is authentic and excellent. Overall a great experience

Pros: authentic Korean food made vegan

Cons: small place

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Great Korean Snack Food! - Edit

Tiny place where you can find all kinds of Korean snack food. Tasty and cheap. The owner was very friendly too. We had ddeokbokki (떡볶이) & steamed dumplings (물만두) and both came out quite quick. You can also have as much as side dish as you want (kimchi and various seasoned vegetables). The seasoning is a bit on the strong side if you are more used to "healthier" homemade food.

Pros: Tasty. lots of variety, Cheap, Friendly

Cons: a bit away from everything

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Such a gem - Edit

This place is a total gem. I stopped by when I was visiting Gangnam and it totally blew my mind. The restaurant is run by a korean vegan lady who serves really delicious, hearty, and inexpensive food. It looks just like any other restaurant you pass by on the street but it is 100% vegan, even the groceries. I've ordered the rabboki (ramen + rice cake), soybean stew, budae jjigae, black bean noodles, and dumplings. All taste authentic and is indistinguishable from their meaty, animal-laden counterparts.

Rice and side dishes are self serve and are located near the kitchen. There is a sign that says if you don't finish your food, you pay 2000won but I don't know how strict she is on that. So don't get more than you can finish. I've finished it every time though. ;) Oh, and don't forget to grab a twisty bread (korean churro) on the way out. It's at the front window. They're cheap and really tasty!

To get there: Exit no. 5 of yangjae station. Walk a good 150m toward the right and you will see a bus stop. Take bus no. 18 and stop at guryongsagori stop (after 2 stops). I used the map above to find the rest of the way there. Hit up this place for a meal and walk to loving hut-gangnam and grab some icecream for dessert.

Pros: inexpensive, authentic, cozy

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the most authentic Korean food, veganised! - Edit

This is the place to go for a really authentic Korea experience. Part of the loving hut group also and run by a mother daughter pair. We had the Kimchi stew, bean paste stew, black bean noodle and cheese rice cake (not on menu). They use Violife cheese carried by VegBox. Best ever tasting Korean food you really should not miss! Cheap and tasty.

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Where you can feel motherly heart. - Edit

Been regular costumer already many years.
Always feel like eating at home made by mum.
So delicious and so cheap.
it's a small & humble place but so much big love she got.
It's 100% vegan, she's vegan too.

Pros: taste, price, you can find rare vegan food

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