I know the restaurant posts haven’t been flowing lately, but I promise I will try to get at least one out every week for the next while. I just wanted to share with you my latest favourite Korean food find in Toronto.
I know I’ve been on a bit of a Korean binge lately with making the Korean Winter Stew (pictured below), making ddeokbokki (not pictured below) and otherwise eating an assortment of Korean food when not on camera. The flavours of their food are so comforting and delicious I just can’t seem to stop.
But there is one which I never loved before until I tried it here at Makkal Chon.
With Grilled Pork.
I’ve tried samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) many times before and the lettuce never really hit the spot for me. Often way too leafy and relatively dry, I usually opted to have the grilled meat paired with a bowl of rice instead.
But Makkal Chon does things differently. For one, they use seemingly fresher lettuce giving the nice contrasting crunch and slight moisture with the bite. The other thing, which I love, is that they have an array of greens for you to put in your wrap. One of my favourites that they include are chrysanthemum greens of which have a complex, slightly bitter flavour to it.
The salty grilled pork with the ssamjang (dipping sauce) contrasted with the fresh lettuce and other greens is such a perfect combination of flavours and textures.
I tried some of their other dishes as well, soondubu jjigae, doenjang-jjigae and their series of side dishes. Great standard foods for any complete Korean meal.
I would say if you want to try something a bit out of the ordinary, I would definitely recommend trying their wrap combos, the bigger the combo the better.
Oh I also noticed that there are no images for the menu at this restaurant anywhere, so I’ll post up the pictures as well for you to see.
Until we dine again,
-The Piquey Eater