A group of friends and I recently went to check out Cook’n Heim, which is a gallery-restaurant (get it? Guggenheim? Cook’n Heim?) in Sam Cheong Dong. They are probably best-known for their creative menu of New York/Italian-style fancy burgers, such as the “Art Burger” or “Fromagio Burger”. Unfortunately, though their burger menu is quite diverse, there is not one single veggie burger to be seen… (hm, not exactly in tune with their “healthy, environmentally-friendly” food philosophy that they have on their website ).
The majority of our table was ve*gans, so we were looking for veg options. Thankfully, their pasta menu is a little more veg-friendly. One thing to point out is that even though the menu doesn’t mention any meat in a dish, they tend to include bits of animals anyway (or cheese). For example, many of the pasta dishes don’t say anything about the fact that they come with bacon! (sneaky~) Thankfully, when we stressed that we were veg*an, they assured us that they wouldn’t include any pigs in our dishes. :)
This was my friend’s plate of “Oil Sauce” pasta. It originally comes with bacon (not mentioned in the menu description), but they were willing to leave that out for him. I think he was a little overwhelmed by all the garlic, but he said it was good~
So overall, my friends and I had a very lovely dinner at Cook’n Heim. The food we ate was nice and made with quality ingredients. It’s not the most veg-friendly restaurant out there, but with a few modifications and requests, you can enjoy yourself a tasty meal in an awesome part of Seoul.