Plant has been on my to go list forever, and I mean forever, it’s just been put off until now. But when my lovely vegan friend Derek came for a visit I knew that now was the time. Plant is a vegan restaurant run by Mipa the writer and all round wonderful lady that runs the Aliens Day Out Blog. The restaurant is small and quaint, serving up 2 different meals everyday as well as vegan baked goods, smoothies, and coffees. All the meals are written up on the chalk board and change daily.
After a good old gander of the menu we ordered up something to wet our whistles. To drink we had a Power Green Smoothie (6,500) and a homemade Ginger Ade (5,500).
The smoothie was pretty damn god and packed with peanut butter, it was much thicker and more dessert like than the one I make. It was a refreshing change. The ginger ade is quite tart and good for those who don’t like anything too sweet. But personally I like my sugar, or at least a bit of maple syrup or honey to keep me sweet.
For our main dish we got the Lentil Burrito(12,000). It was filled with rice, lentils, pickled slaw, kale and vegan cheese, and was pretty tasty, though to be honest I prefer my making my own. The kale salad was delicious though, the homemade sweet mustard dressing in particular was delightful, I’d love to get the recipe.
We also tried the Kale Basil Pesto Pasta (12,000), fusilli pasta mixed with homemade pesto. This dish was pretty tasty too, and garnished with veggies, tofu, and wedges of eggplant. Not bad at all, but the portion could be a little bigger. I probably prefered this one of the two meals we had.
Lastly as it was the holiday season we couldn’t leave without trying a piece of the Pumpkin Pie (5,000). This was gloriously good, and the pastry was wonderful, you would never know it was vegan. The filling was rich, sweet, and creamy and well flavoured with pumpkin and spice.
All in all the food was nice at Plant but very simple and I could cook the same meals at home very easily, though for vegetarians and vegans wanting to eat out, I’m sure it’s a godsend. For me it’s the baked goods that really shine, I just don’t know how she does it without the butter, eggs, and cream. I saw a chocolate and peanut butter cake and a carrot cake also on the menu which also looked fantastic. I’ll be back to try those again in the near future.
Plant is located at 1F, 63-15, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon station and come out of exit 4, walk straight until you reach Dillinger’s then take the set of stairs that go down on the left. Once you get to the bottom turn right and walk straight until you reach Greek on the Grill then turn left and follow the alley way. Plant is a little way down on the right hand side. They are open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-8pm, and closed on Sundays & Mondays. For more information you can call them on 070-4115-8388 or check out their facebook page.