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Sallim Korean Veggie Life Rest.

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Sallim Korean Veggie Life Rest.

r | Apr 4, 2005 01:07 PM

This saturday my wife and I went to Sallim for their Korean veg buffet. I have been wanting to try more korean restauarnts but I have been limited due to my dietary restrictions of being a vegetarian and the fact that Korean food typically has some sort fo meat, meat broth or seafood in every dish. So I was excited. The place was failry busy with many korean families dining. My wife and I were only non-asian people and it was comforting to know that Koreans were enjoying this place as well. The restauarnt is VERY clean and moderately deocrated. I thought it would be a dingy place and it wasnt.

There were lots of options in the buffet and most of it was pretty good. I started off with the pumpkin and red bean porridge, which was a little too bland for me. I wish it were a little more sweeter. They also had a miso based soup which wasnt too bad. But I would prefer a traditional Japanese miso soup over it.

There were a lot of various cold sauteed greens which I wasnt familiar with, but they were tasty. Where I really got excited was with the warm/hot dishes. There were 2-3 fake meat dishes, soon tofu, corn and potato balls, kimchee pancakes, curry and rice. All these dishes were quite good. There is also a kimchee station on the side with 3-4 different types of kimchee. Not too bad.

I usually like to see some sort of dessrt at a buffet too, to end of the meal in a high note. Unfortunately, there wasnt much besides honey melon, oragnes and a icy cold fermeted rice tea. The rice tea was very sweet and quite refreshing. It tasted like water, honey and a hint of rice.

I will be going back, for sure! I would love to hear people's opinion's on how it compares to "real" korean food.

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