I met the owner, and asked what this 95 Spring Garden Sushi is ($20). He explained they've been around for twenty years and 95 means 1995. Twenty years?!?! I was only 8 at that time, possibly refusing to go to the African Lion Safari in order to play more Nintendo. That 95 Spring Garden Sushi is from 1995, and hasn't changed since.
Kobi in the North York area is one of the few restaurants that seem to be setting the pace for the grill. Located just off Steeles its one of the nicer looking places with a patio. It really makes that summer time dinner choice very easy.
Kookminhakgyo (국민학교) or literally translated National School is the next restaurant pushing the envelope in Toronto. Their concept really takes it old school by showcasing records from a time that seems like ages ago.
I've found it. I've finally found it. There's been a few restaurants popping up, with much fanfare and praise for having top quality makchang (막창, pork intestine). Everytime I've been, I've faked my enthusiasm. Having lived in Korea next to a road lined with makchang restaurants (a feat in itself), I have a much higher standard for what counts as good. So when I say I've found it, you can stop looking.
Its been awhile since I've seen a really unique Korean restaurant. Typically you can get the general dishes I've been showcasing at most of the restaurants. In the search for some more useful info to dish out, we come to a place that combines the pig with the bean sprout. An unlikely combination in my eye, but a delicious one. I'll tell you of a mistake that was made with the card machine, and how they rectified it.
If you're looking for some some chicken and beer look no further than Dakgogi. Its only 5-10 minutes drive from Sheppard station in North York. There are some other ones, but I've been here more than 5 times and it's consistently good. Also helps that the owner is super friendly! More on that below.
Korean Cowboy opened its doors just last week, on a Friday, but thanks to some good research between a friend and I we were able to get in a day earlier for the soft open. It was invite only (more like reservation only) and if you were lucky enough to know about it, you were already in. For the soft open everything was 50% off, and this meant for the first time in Soju Wave history you could see most of the dishes on the menu! We ordered a ton of food and drinks, and only paid $35 between five people.