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New Start Vegetarian Buffet, Revisited

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I recently had dinner at New Start Vegetarian Buffet near Seollung station. I hadn’t been there in over two years but then I was seeing a friend who lives in the area so we decided to pop in.

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The food isn’t fancy or gourmet by any means. It’s just simple, natural, Korean food: jjigye soups, sweet marinated potatoes, tofu jorim, picked red cabbage, sauteed wild greens, and jeon pancakes… They also don’t go overboard with wheat/soy meat products. Infact, there was only one soy bulgogi dish which was really yummy.

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While the food was tasty and satisfied my craving for Korean food, a few dishes were a little dry after sitting out for a while. They also don’t have a fresh salad bar which is a bit of a bummer (notice how the plates all look brown in color… no fresh greens!). However if you want an all-you-can-eat veggie spot with no-frills Korean comfort food, New Start could be your answer. My belly was certainly happy!

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And what’s impressive is that near the checkout counter they have an entire fridge filled with different purely decadent ice cream products for sale! They also have a section of veg products such a vegan breads, cookies, and soy or wheat meats. I bought a packet of the black bean veggie sausages which were really good.

Directions to New Start Vegetarian Buffet
Seolleung Station (line 2 or Bundang yellow line), Exit 2, walk straight until you see an office supply store, Link O on your left. Turn left and walk less than a block. The restaurant will be on your right, on the second floor.

Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Price: 13,000 won
Phone: 01-565-4324

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5 Comments

  1. I used to live 10 minutes from this place (literally) and unfortunately at that time, I thought of vegetarians as weirdos :( Ahh…wish our family had not moved and that we would have visited this place.
    A nice vegetarian buffet we’re looking forward to visit is Balwoo. I heard besides the expensive, registration-necessary floor, there’s a buffet you can enjoy in a cheaper price!

  2. I’m not vegitarian however looks yammy.
    If I have vegitarian friend, I’d like to go there.

    Thank you for your good information. :)

  3. Hi,
    I started reading your blog a few weeks ago after Simon and Martina from eatyourkimchi.com posted a link and I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE it! It is everything blogs aspire to but rarely ever become. I look through it every day and it has given me such an uplifting feeling to know that when I finally get to visit South Korea there will be vegetarian/vegan options. I was worried that I would only be able to eat either bibimbap (not really a hardship) or go to temple restaurants.
    I have been vegetarian since November of 1997. I am interested in becoming vegan, but I struggle with a love of dairy. I don’t really have an aversion to eating dairy so I don’t know why veganism calls to me so much.
    Thanks so much for the wonderful posts, the great info on food/restaurant offerings, and the beautiful pictures.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Simon and Martina shared my link? AHH! :) HOw cool, they are so awesome! hehe, glad you found the blog and thanks for the comment!!

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