Vegetarian restaurant inspired by Buddhist foods

by Korea Tourism Organization

Sanchon is a Buddhist restaurant opened by Buddhist Monk Jeongsan. Dishes served at the restaurant are inspired by the Buddhist foods at the temples where Monk Jeongsan stayed for several years. Meals are made with natural ingredients such as vegetables and mountain herbs and are cooked without chemical additives. The actual dishes served as part of the Sanchon (mountain village) Set vary by season and, in order to meet the tastes of the general public, include the ‘Five Spices’ (garlic, shallots, mountain leeks, etc.) that Buddhist monks are typically not allowed to eat. Those who would like their food without these ingredients are asked to make their request at least one day prior to visit.

Assistance for foreigners is available.

Some menu items may differ slightly in price and are subject to change without notice.
Sanchon jeongsik (Set meal): Lunch 22,000won / Dinner 39,600won 

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
Go straight for 100m towards Anguk-dong Sageo-ri (4-way Intersection).
Turn left onto Insadong-gil, walk for 230m, and make a left onto Insadong 10-gil.
Turn down the first narrow alley on the right and go straight until the end of the alley. 

Korea Tourism Organization website

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