Located in downtown Toronto, Miss Korea has a more modern vibe than most of the places in Koreatown. This is reflected in the menu, which offers an updated version of Korean classics. Since I was late, and everyone was starving, we started off with deep-fried chicken gizzards. The batter was excellent, both crunchy and tasty, but the gizzards were overly chewy and hard to eat. Thankfully, the rest of our meal, Spicy Rice Cake with Pork Belly, Bossam and Kimchi Jjim arrived shortly thereafter. The bossam was the big hit of the evening, featuring soft pork belly coupled with a flavourful radish kimchi and oysters. The other dishes didn’t slouch in the flavour department, and both JK and I enjoyed the accompaniments to the Spicy Rice Cake. My only quibble was that the seating was sort of uncomfortable, but otherwise, it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.
My apologies for the photos; the restaurant is a bit dim in the evening.
★ ★ ★ ★
Miss Korea, 687 Yonge St., Toronto
Dined July 2014 – Only and Junggugeo Kaenada