Owl of Minerva 416-538-3030 Open 24/7
This commissary looking eatery serves up tasty Korean cuisine at a very reasonable price. The servers are warm and accommodating. Customers can be seen filling the tables at all hours of the day and night; especially Friday and Saturday nights when wait times can be long.
Listening to my waitress’s recommendation I decided to try Gam Ja Tang which is a hearty fall off the bone tender pork and potato soup. Secret spicy ingredients like green onion and ground wild sesame come together in a rich comforting broth. I also tried Jap Chae – clear stir fried spring noodles having a delightful chewy texture and delicate flavours, with assorted vegetables that include crunchy black trumpet mushrooms in a garlicky-sweet soy sauce.
A giant carafe heralds the dangerously refreshing Soju house-made cocktail. Light soda bubbles mixed with sweetened yogurt and Korean Soju invokes thoughts of melted vanilla ice cream – addictively delicious.