attn: VegWebbers in Chicago
You MUST try Amitabul's vegan Korean cuisine. I wanted to try it for years, and finally went to give it a whirl-- the food is divine, plentiful, affordable, and creative. The restaurant is comfortable, attractive, and filled with a variety of customers that temper its "oh-so-Buddhist" atmosphere into something informal and unthreatening even to the less-spiritual visitor. :) Family friendly. The "medium" level of spice is just right for me (I do like fiery food, but I think the hot would light me up).
The hubs had a pasta dish featuring spicy, chile-citrus sauce with holy basil and lots of veggies. I had the "Wolfman's Dream Treats"-- a dish of chunky root vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, green beans, and nuts in a spicy rich sauce, over brown rice. Both were absolutely amazing. We started with mandoo dumplings, and craved them again by the next day-- so very, very tasty.
If you're thinking about it, get off the fence. Do go. You'll be glad.
its been a hard week and i think i will check that place out this weekend as a treat. let you know how it went. i heard they had awesome vegan ice cream....yum!!!