We’ve taken a bit of a hiatus with the Jays giving us some stress with the Royals in the ALCS. Since they’re up again today we’ll make this short and sweet so we can all get back to the game. With all the light on Toronto, we’ll side step to its sister city Mississauga. New Seoul is the best place in the west end of the city to grab some Pork Bone Soup.
Located on Eglinton Avenue West in Mississauga, New Seoul is great if you’re a not close to the downtown core. Sometimes we don’t always like to make the trip to OWL, or Mandoo Hyang for that matter. This day however we didn’t want to get Pho and luckily discovered this family restaurant which could really hold its own. It’s on a relatively busy road, in a purely residential area so it might not exactly pop out to you. With a few small business adjacent, the restaurant didn’t look like it was open but we stepped in anyway.
It was a Sunday morning so it was particularly busy. I’ve been in Mississauga for my entire life, so I’ve known this used to be a Vietnamese Pho restaurant before. It still kind of looks like one, with a few upgrades. The music like quite a few of the places we’ve visited recently is also very spa like. I guess that beats eating your food to some intense EDM on a Sunday morning.
The Pork Bone Soup ($9) is a must have here. Why? It was the softest, and I repeat with emphasis, the **softest** meat off the bone I’ve ever had. I was truly surprised with this one. It was like melted marshmallows over a campfire, or rabbit fur. The meat came off the bone once I put my teeth on it. I know there are some people out there that may be discouraged by the effort required in eating Pork Bone Soup, having to take the meat off the bone, this one takes all that trouble out. It felt like a free meal. Except that it wasn’t free, I definitely paid for it.
The Spicy Beef Soup ($10) was also good, the meet being a little more tender than the Pork Bone Soup. They don’t use a lot of salt or seasonings to bring the taste out, its all natural. I’m tired of writing, and pictures are worth 1000 words so I think I’ve put my work in for this one.
At the end of the day, this place is a good surprise. It looks family run and served like so, very friendly. They do offer some Japanese dishes to appeal to the lunch crew, and the regular Korean menu. Plus you get some free fruit at the end of your meal!
1567 Eglinton Avenue W Unit 32, Mississauga ON L5M 5Y7