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Jan 25, 2007 07:51 AM

Owl Of Minerva at Yonge/Finch

I"m going there tonight with someone who's a big carnivore but new to Korean food. Any recommendations?

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  1. Owl of Minerva is most famous for their pork bone soup. It is super tasty, can't go wrong with this chilly temperature!

    1. I agree. Pork Bone Soup (Gam-Ja Tang in Korean) - their specialty.

      Very good, very reasonable price. (A little messy sometimes).

      Don't waste your time with any other dish.

      1. I find that Oh Geul Boh Geul (5320 Yonge st) next door is much better than Owl of Minerva.

        Take a look inside when you walk by, it's constantly packed.

        1. "aser" is right....Oh Geul Boh Geul is good too. Lunch specials are very good - and they give you a lot of side dishes too (ban chan).

          However, "zia" said they are going to Owl - and wanted to know recommendations. I would have to say that the Pork Bone soup at Owl is better. I don't get anything else there. Also, Owl is open 24 hours a day too - added bonus when you are hungry at 4 am.

          If I want other dishes, I might go to Oh Geul Boh Geul - if I'm in that area. Depends on what I feel like that day. Both are good restaurants.

          1. So we had 4 dishes - Gamjatang, Soondae, and 2 whose names I don't know: deep-fried breaded chicken wings in a glutinous hot sweet chili sauce, and bbq chicken with mixed veg. The pork bone soup was awesome. I loved the blood sausage and am up for other restaurants that do it better, if possible. The chicken dishes were good but didn't stand out. The sauce on the wings was IMO way too sweet. The banchan were meagre - kimchi and what might have been big blocks of radish. But I dunno if that's because we seemed like newbies to the food, or if they're just stingy.
            I will definitely be back for gamjatang and to try the beef bone soup too.

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            1. re: zia

              Avoid the beef bone soup. I chose it once on a get a wedge of bone with nary a trace of meat on it. Stick with the pork. However, I do think the gamja tang at Oh Geul Boh Geul is better as well.