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vegetarian food in downtown koreatown!

helenhelen | Nov 17, 201109:20 PM

i walked into a little homestyle korean restaurant today called imonay korean restaurant at the corner of manning and bloor, and lo and behold, i found that they had a big menu on the wall full of vegetarian options. they are traditionally non-veg dishes that they can make veg versions of. the woman who was serving me (i think she may own the place too) told me that they used to make the stocks (for soups and stews) with meat but now they don't, so there are options for us vegetarians! they also have noodles, bi bim bap, dumplings, etc.

this place also has many meat dishes, of course, and meat versions of these dishes.

the very friendly woman seated me and immediately brought me some barley tea. then out came a ton of very good vegetable sides (banchan), including kimchee, of course. i tried the kong biji jigae (ground soybean stew) which was very tasty. it came with purple rice and some spicy sauces to pour over top of the stew (probably to make it spicy to taste). all this was only $8 total + i left a tip.

thought i would share because i know it's not that easy to find these dishes without meat or fish in them.. so i'm excited to go back and eventually try them all!

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