Sunday, November 7, 2010

Owl of Minerva

Ok reading the name it just doesn't sound like a restaurant. More like a bird shop of some sort.

This Korean restaurant is by far the best place to head to for gamjatang, aka pork bone soup. It is a spicy soup made with pork spine, vegetables, green onions, hot peppers and ground wild sesame seeds. I love eating this in the winter time. For some reason I find this soothing and comforting. Just like how others feel when they are eating a bowl of chicken noodle soup. But for me I prefer the pork bone soup.

At the Owl, there are only 8-10 items on the menu but their main specialty is the pork bone soup. They don't even need to serve other items because it really is that good. Also the spot I go to, located close to Yonge and Finch, it's opened 24 hours a day. I went once on a weeknight at two in the morning because I was craving for it and I was astonished to see that the place was still bustling with people at that time of night. Thought I was the only crazy person that would be there at two in the morning.

Another added bonus is this bowl of yummy soup cost only $6. It's so filling and delicious you just can't go wrong. Unlike a happy meal at MacDonalds, it is more expensive and an hour later you will be hungry again.

If you never tried gamjatang before then head to the Owl of Minerva. I got my cousin to try it and she loves it. It's funny when I first told her to try it she asked me if it tasted like pho lol. Well she definitely does not think that now hehe.


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Chee said...

Soup is the the most soothing thing you can eat during the winter months, while you're sick, or after a long night (clubbing, working, etc)

Gotta love that pork bone soup! =)

Karen Ling said...

i absolutely agree...winter is here soon which means pork bone soup galore:)

crazycoz said...

The one at Ka Chi was so damn spicy even though I got mild! And it tasted watered down.

Karen Ling said...

lol ok guess I'm not trying Ka Chi no more're the 2nd person who doesn't like that place

Karen Ling said...

aren't you glad I took you to the owl hehe who knows if you went to Ka Chi first you might like it haha

at least now you have some comparison

told you the owl is the best:P

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