Alien's Day Out

Ganga Indian Restaurant

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For the past couple months, I’d been craving Indian food, so I was all excited when a few of my friends decided to get together for dinner at Ganga restaurant by Sulleung Station. I’m always a bit skeptical of the upscale Indian restaurants in Seoul, just cuz I feel like it’s not authentic, it’s overpriced, or it’s just trying too hard. So I wasn’t sure what to expect with this restaurant, but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

dark, modern, classy interior

The restaurant was indeed upscale, but it wasn’t overly pretentious. The Korean waitstaff were also very friendly and helpful. As for the menu, there was a vegetarian curry section, but a lot of the dishes had paneer (cheese) in them. I thought about asking them for the palak paneer, minus the paneer, but I figured it might not be worth it, so I went with one of their few vegan dishes, Dal Tarka, which is a lentil curry (15,000 won). Mmmm, it was soooo good. I’ve had lentil curry before but none as good as this one! The texture of the lentils was great and it wasn’t overly spicy to give me tummy issues the next day.

And the naan was perfection. One serving of plain naan is 2000 won, and 2500 won for the garlic naan. After wiping my curry bowl clean with two servings of naan, I was stuffed to the brim. Ganga satisfied my Indian food craving 100% and more.

Ganga has several locations around Seoul, so check their website for directions. If you want high quality, delicious Indian food, in a clean, upscale environment, Ganga won’t disappoint.


our clean dishes

*CORRECTION* The naan probably wasn’t vegan. :( Boooo~ I guess next time I’ll go with rice instead. Sorry for the misinformation.

9 Comments

  1. AHHHH! its late at night over here in CA…and im SUPER hungry looking at this fooood. i love ganga =D their naan is mmm mmm good. delicioso.

  2. Sounds wonderful! I just found your blog yesterday because I'm a vegan who's going to be visiting Korea for the first time this fall (I live in Chicago) and was looking for vegan food ideas.

    I really hope I'm wrong, because I don't want to ruin it for you, but in my experience naan is not vegan. I always thought it was except for the ghee they would brush on it, but a few months ago I saw naan in the supermarket here, and the ingredients label listed butter, milk and cream. :( This was plain naan.

    If I'm wrong about this in the case of Ganga restaurant, maybe I'll stop in there for a meal when I'm there!

  3. Hi Lu,

    Oh my goodness, I think you're right! I don't know why I just assumed that the naan would be vegan. I looked up recipes online for how to make naan, and it looks like they all call for some kind of animal product, whether it be milk, eggs, or cream. :( Disappointed, but I'm glad I know now. Thanks for the tip!

  4. crap, i'll ask them next time i'm nearby. i just assumed too -_-

  5. Oh but you could also just eat the curry with rice. that sounds sooooooo good right now.

  6. Aigo! I guess it's better to know than not know if it's not vegan. Yeah, as I said, I ate a whole heck of a lot of naan before it occurred to me to ask. Actually, now that I think of it, I did ask about it at a restaurant long ago, and they gave me some bum information.

    The upside is, YUM BASMATI RICE. When it comes to Indian carbohydrates, there's really no net loss in enjoyment if you have to switch, as Chris points out.. :)

  7. thanks for the info! I'm craving for Indian food!

  8. Hello! I went here today from ur list of veg restaurants. I did enjoy the roti and veggie curry that I got, but the curry was way too oily. Was the dal okay? Anyways, thanks for ur resources!

    • Thanks for the comment Stephanie! Hm… I also hate when curries are sitting in a pool of oil~~ I think the dal had a little oil on top, but it wasn’t bad. I haven’t been to Ganga is so long, things might’ve changed since then.

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