For the longest time, I’ve wanted to try the Owl of Minerva, the ubiquitous Toronto Korean chain. At lunch today, Jocelyn and I settled into their First Markham Place location, which contains enough strip mall Asian flavor to make Jonathan Gold swoon. It was lunch and J had the dolsum bibimbap, the Korean standard bearer served in a stone pot that crisps the rice just so. It was pretty remarkable in its freshness and flavor. The big surprise, however, came in the pork bone soup, which offered three huge bones that were pleasingly spicy with the meat almost rendered off them. For eight Canadian dollars, the portion was large enough for two people. The night before I was at first Markham Place with the homies Duane Watson and Jeremy Relph for some pretty exemplary Shanghai dim sum. There is still Vietnamese, Sichuan and, this being Markham, tons of Cantonese. I’ll be back.
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