Best Korean Food - North York
Not really interested in soup stuff, rice cakes etc.
Any suggestions on places you highly recommend?
I know I live in Korea town but there are so many to choose from...
May 6th, 2021 8:30 am
May 6th, 2021 6:29 pm
May 7th, 2021 8:35 am
May 7th, 2021 9:14 am
Thanks, what about places with marinated grilled pork belly or other items?HP_John wrote: ↑ I used to eat KFC weekly & tried them all, in North York:
Mymy Chicken (if you like heat, do NOT go here, their hottest still has no heat)
If you are not big into drinking but do want some alcoholic drinks, get flavoured soju like green grape flavour for example. Non-alcoholics enjoy these drinks, there's alcohol but it doesn't taste strong. LCBO has them.
Korean BBQ isn't really worth it for takeout IMO, since they'll sell the meat raw & most of the meats are not marinated so you'd save by buying some quality cuts from a butcher yourself. I go for Korean BBQ dine-in for the overall experience, not because I can't replicate the BBQ meats
May 7th, 2021 11:42 am
May 7th, 2021 1:14 pm
Just my opinion, but non-Koreans may or may not like marinated crab. The texture is off-putting & weird to some. Fried chicken & BBQ are "safer" bets
May 7th, 2021 1:59 pm
Agreed about texture. If you like crab and you like raw fish/sushi, you might really like marinated crab. But you won't know unless you try it. Worst case...if you don't like it, perhaps cook it by putting into soup or something. Make some Bun Rieu aka Viet Crab noodle soup.
May 7th, 2021 6:48 pm
May 7th, 2021 7:38 pm
May 7th, 2021 11:25 pm
Check out piggys. They sell the sets with cooked proteins. It's very good and exactly what you are looking for I think.
May 8th, 2021 9:58 am
Amazing suggestions. I had Piggys once dine-in. I will check out the rest.slowtyper wrote: ↑ Check out piggys. They sell the sets with cooked proteins. It's very good and exactly what you are looking for I think.
Personally I'd buy the set plus a whole fried chicken of half and half. After all the newer ones I still prefer the Fry but they are all good.
Another Korean option is chinese Korean. Get some jajangmyung, tangsuyuk, jjampong. That's a date!
Jun 19th, 2021 7:04 am
Jun 19th, 2021 11:19 am
Unless someone is making legally locally lcbo would be your only choice. You could ask LCBO to quote you on importing it. They would have a minimum but they do this sort of thing.
Jun 19th, 2021 11:57 am
Reddit thread asking about Grapefruit Soju. I think the Markham and the Bayview Village LCBO somewhat caters to Asian ppl so maybe talk to the manager of that location. The thread mentions Piggy's restaurant so may go have a meal and ask the owner/manager where they get it from if they still have it on their menu.
Jun 19th, 2021 12:42 pm
I read about Piggy and was about to order, but apparently their place caught fire recently.gr8dlr wrote: ↑ Reddit thread asking about Grapefruit Soju. I think the Markham and the Bayview Village LCBO somewhat caters to Asian ppl so maybe talk to the manager of that location. The thread mentions Piggy's restaurant so may go have a meal and ask the owner/manager where they get it from if they still have it on their menu.
https://www.reddit.com/r/askTO/comments ... o/dijehpn/
Edit: Just found it.
https://craftcellars.ca/product/jinro-c ... ju-13-abv/
Jun 19th, 2021 1:12 pm
Perhaps tell us how much shipping is? If you order enough it's still probably cheaper than paying for and drinking at the restaurant. FYI there may also be laws/rules re. out of province importing of liquor.
Jun 19th, 2021 1:22 pm
They allow max order of 6 bottles, and with shipping it'll be double the cost, essentially similar to buying here at the restaurant.
Jun 19th, 2021 1:34 pm
Jun 19th, 2021 4:06 pm
128 total including shipping & tax, about $21/bottle, thats restaurant pricing!