Central Seoul, Korean Eats

Gamrodang: Food of the Gods

Gamrodang

Named after the first dew in the morning, which according to folklore is the food of the gods, Gamrodang offers an array of whimsical vegan dishes. The restaurant is set in a multi-story house and the staff treats each guest like they are family. The chef/owner, Young-hee Hong, studied under many monks such before putting her own spin on temple cuisine. This restaurant uses some very unusual ingredients such as cactus to flavor and color kimchi, bamboo salt that is roasted to 1500 degrees celcius, stringy algae, and sauce that is made of over 20 different ingredients. The highlights of my meal were the grilled mushroom that smelled of pine, the assorted pan-fried delicacies, and the stuffed and steamed pumpkin topped with assorted nuts. The pumpkin dish tasted like a pecan and pumpkin pie all at once.

Gamrodang
www.sachelfood.com
02-3210-3397
Seoul, Jongno-gu Dongweidong 35-106

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Activities/ Events

Vegan Bake Sale for Africa

Vegan Bake Sale


When: Saturday, September 17 · 11:00am 4:00pm

Location
Suji’s Restaurant, Noksapyeong Station, Exit 3

We will be hosting a bake sale outside of Suji’s in Itaewon to raise funds for the famine in the Horn of Africa. Mipa Lee of Alien’s Day Out and Kia Veselsky, along with other vegan bakers extraordinaire, will provide the baked goods. All proceeds will go to the United Nations’ World Food Programme.

Come early! Mipa and Kia’s bake sales always sell out! You’ll find us with our spread just outside of Suji’s. Sign up on our facebook page!

For info on the crisis in Africa: http://www.wfp.org/crisis/horn-of-africa

For directions: http://sujis.net/sub2_3.htm

What kind of goodies to expect: http://www.aliensdayout.com/2011/01/bake-sale-success.html

Please visit: www.seouleats.com & http://www.aliensdayout.com/2011/08/vegan-bake-sale-fundraiser-to-battle.html

If you can’t make it: Make an easy online donation directly to the United Nations World Food Programme. https://www.wfp.org/donate/hoa_banners

For inquiries: Lilian Lee, [email protected], 010-4556-0941



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Food News

Aliens Deliver Vegan Treats to Your Door!

Alien’s Day Out

 Who doesn’t like homemade cookies and cakes delivered to your door? (If this applies to you, please stop reading my blog and go away). These days, I have been thinking of gifts to get friends and a big hit have been Mipa’s Vegan Cakes and Cookies from Alien’s Bake Shop. I have ordered twice for my vegan friends and I would happily do it for my omnivore friends as well. Everything is fresh baked, creative and delicious.

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Korean Eats, Southwestern Seoul

Jinju Jip: Amazing Chilled Soybean Milk Noodles

     
This was originally pubished in the August Issue of Seoul Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Are They Nuts? 9,500 won for a Bowl of Cold Soup In my search for the best Chilled, Soy-Bean Milk Soup (Kongguksu), I was a bit shocked to find that the best place in Seoul served it for almost double of the average price. Expectations were definitely set on high. The restaurant doesn’t look like anything special, but it’s big- two stores big. Once we sat down, the impatient waitress expected our order. I got the bowl of Kongguksu and my friend got the Spicy Mixed Noodles (Bibimguksu). The bibimguksu was outstanding. The flavors were balanced and the noodles were slick and chewy. Now the star of the lunch was the kongguksu. The soybean milk was thick and creamy like peanut butter. The fine noodles were the perfect carriers for this broth. I especially loved the kimchi with the noodles in soy-bean broth. I asked the owner what their secret to their peanut butter like broth was. He answered, “We use 100% Korean soybeans.” Ah, that explains it.

Jinju Jip 02-780-6108 Yeouiddo-dong 36-2 Yeouiddo Baekhwajeom Basement Directions: Go out Yeouiddo Station Exit 5 and make a U-Turn. Make a left at the first corner and walk to blocks and make a left when you see Yeouiddo Department Store

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Food News

Check out the Alien’s Day Out Vegan Bakeshop!

Alien’s Day Out Bake Shop

I was lucky enough to meet up with Mipa Lee of Alien’s Day Out today at my cooking school.  She and my friend Lilian came over to discuss a bake sale that we are planning on having soon for charity. I have had Mipa’s desserts before and they were delish so I was happy to hear about her bakeshop. Since I hang out at Balwoo Gongyang Kong all the time (I think you have noticed. Nothing funny is going on. I have become good friends with many of the staff there and I go there to hang out with the monks^^), I decided to order a mix of different vegan treats so that my monk friends can try some of Mipa’s fine desserts. I placed the order today for an order of Chocolate Orange Biscotti, Pumpkin Bread, Thin Mints and…I think Snickerdoodles. I am so excited and I can’t wait till they are delivered.

Thanks Mipa and I’ll let you know what my friends think.

Cheers,

Dan


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