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joshto Nov 4, 2009 09:33 AM

looking for some places on a somewhat flexible budget...

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  1. jlunar RE: joshto Nov 4, 2009 09:46 AM

    Ajuker Fried Chicken! So good. With a bowl of rice. Their hot chicken is really good too. Note: address might be wrong - there were two in the list...

    A F C Ajuker Canada
    796 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G1L7, CA

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      hippotatomus RE: jlunar Nov 5, 2009 02:02 PM

      I always see it.. and I always want to try it.. but wasn't sure if it would be something like KFC or just a wings place (like St. Louis/Duffs) operated by Koreans. Is there anything different about these wings??

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        acd123 RE: hippotatomus Nov 5, 2009 03:24 PM

        I found the chicken to be good but too fatty. The sauce is amazing. I thing I'll try the fried calamari next time.

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          jlunar RE: hippotatomus Nov 6, 2009 05:37 PM

          I really don't like KFC - I find the batter too heavily spiced. The chicken here can be done two ways - plain and with this sauce. Now, I don't like the sauce, but that's just me. I find it somewhat too herbal. The plain though is just up my alley. Crunchy light batter and really tender chicken inside, (helps that they use dark meat), but really juicy. It is fattier cuts or something, but I really enjoy this preparation a lot.

      2. munchieHK RE: joshto Nov 5, 2009 09:46 PM

        Seoul Restaurant. Can't beat if, especially on a budget.

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          babybluepowder RE: munchieHK Nov 6, 2009 02:08 PM

          Ka Chi - best Pork Bone Soup & Seafood pancake. Try Bibbimbap - beef mixed with veggie rice. These dishes are quite spicy by very tasty. Great prices

          Owl - Similar to Ka Chi, open 24hours

          There is a place across the street from Ka Chi - Cutlet House. - my new favourite. They have this really yummy spicy hot fried chicken. Food here is really good.

          Right beside Christie Station - Mul Rae Bang - A. Great Korean food, a bit more pricier. Can sit in booths. Comes with quite a bit of side dishes.

          There is also a place by Yonge and Bloor, south of Charles on the same side of Shoppers. If you like spicy Korean food, this place is pretty popular called Home of hot taste. I can't really eat spicy, but all my friends who can love this place. For me, I love their wings. They have really addictive salt and pepper wings.

          Ka Chi
          8 St Andrews St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

          1. re: babybluepowder
            Delish RE: babybluepowder Nov 6, 2009 02:55 PM

            The location you gave of Mul Rae Bang A is now a Tim Horton's, but I noticed the other day that they have relocated to a second floor location within the first block east of Christie on the north side.

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              babybluepowder RE: Delish Nov 6, 2009 06:12 PM

              Oh wow, I can't believe they moved. Thanks Delish.

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                babybluepowder RE: babybluepowder Nov 6, 2009 06:45 PM

                Regarding the Cutlet house, the Korean food is really good. I haven't tried the cutlet meals. Not sure if those are any good.

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              neighborguy RE: babybluepowder Apr 11, 2010 12:23 PM

              Visited Buk Chang Dong last week (chose it over Ka Chi based on number of recs and the suggestion that KC would overdo in the MSG department) and while it was quite delish for the rest of the evening I was very thirsty. I suppose this comes with the territory.

              Buk Chang Dong
              691 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

              Ka Chi
              8 St Andrews St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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            thecuisinecop RE: joshto Nov 9, 2009 12:03 PM

            I used to go to Kachi a lot for their pork bone soup but not anymore because I am allergic to the heavy MSG. Sushi Cafe is just within walking distance from Kachi. I love how they served the pork bone soup with the purple rice. They also have quite a selection for sushi ( buy 2 get 1 free). Other than that they have a pretty good appetizer especially the bean sprout!

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              hippotatomus RE: thecuisinecop Nov 10, 2009 02:11 PM

              I didn't know they used MSG.. :S

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                babybluepowder RE: hippotatomus Nov 10, 2009 02:49 PM

                Yeah, I didn't know they used MSG either. Usually when I eat stuff that has MSG, I am usually really really thirsty afterwards. I usually don't have that problem after eating there. Perhaps they do use a little and my tolerance is somewhat higher..

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              theLL RE: joshto Apr 11, 2010 10:23 AM

              yeah you have to go to mul rae bang-a.. it is really delicious. You have to get this bacon-seafood spicy sauce thing that they make. Also their ka poong gi is really really good. Their kalbi is excellent too. It's definitely a little more pricey, but for what you're paying, you're getting excellent food.

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