Reco for veggie friendly Korean near Fort Lee
Hi all- I was hoping for some recos to take a family out for Korean dinner near Fort Lee. They are all vegetarian, so willing to consider more gentrified places that won't balk at a request for tofu on bibimbap. Good ban-chan is always appreciated.
Even though korean food is veg heavy, it's near difficult to do korean food as a strict vegetarian. I'd suggest something like BCD or SKD for soft tofu but there's probably something non-vegetarian in their broth...
I would recommend you go to a place like So Mun Nan Jip...they have the biggest Korean menu in the area so you'll have more options to choose from. The following dishes are the only ones I can think of where you can get a strict vegetarian version of:
Duk Bokki without fishcakes (Some places may use anchovy broth)
Pa jeon (scallion pancake)
Mandu - dumplings - some places have vegetarian versions
Kimchi / Denjang chigae - some places may use non-vegetarian broth
Chap Chae - ask to skip the beef
Also keep in mind almost all kimchi related items have fish products in them.