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The Best Pork Bone Soup in Toronto

The best pork bone soup in Toronto is an apt answer to cooler temps. With warming spices, flavour, and texture (not to mention enough collagen to put a youthful spring in your step), there's little gamjatang doesn't provide. Sample these now so you can easily turn to your favourites once we're in the frigid throes of sweater season.

Here's the best pork bone soup in Toronto.


The Owl
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The Owl

Call on this late-night Koreatown staple when your cravings for gamjatang can't be ignored. A signature dish, each bowl here is peppery, satisfying, and overflowing with ingredients. From tender vegetables and rice to potatoes, meaty pork bones, and a garnish of green onion and ground wild sesame, this soup has personality in spades.

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu
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Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

Visit any of this casual chain's three Toronto locations for comforting takes on classic Korean dishes. Soon tofu variations may monopolize the menu, but commit to flavourful pork bone potato soup if you want a richer meal. 


Kimchi Korea House
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Kimchi Korea House

Mama Lee and her famous kimchi may have put this Little Tokyo spot on the map, but that's no reason to ignore pork bone soup that's as fiery and full-bodied as they come. Set aside ample time, avoid wearing white, and dive in. You won't regret it.

Mapo Gamjatang
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Mapo Gamjatang

This spot, with locations in North York and Scarborough, doesn't just make pork bone soup — it flaunts its expertise with the dish right in its name. Variations on the classic include bowls replete with hand-pulled flour noodles, glass noodles, and an abundance of fresh vegetables.


Sunrise House
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Sunrise House

Seven days a week, diners tuck into a dizzying array of home-style Korean dishes at this Koreatown go-to. Among them, thick pork bone soup delivered in vessels as big as your head with warmth and layers of flavour that are guaranteed to snatch your attention away from the casual surroundings.


Makkalchon
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Makkalchon

Rub elbows with generations of Korean families at this restaurant in Scarborough. Copy their order and find yourself staring down ochre-tinted bowls of savoury, meaty broth garnished with green onion, perilla, and pepper powder. Just choose your spice level wisely — unless you and extra spicy are already well acquainted.

Huh Ga Ne
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Huh Ga Ne

Embrace the urge for gamjatang— no matter when it hits — at this 24-hour spot on Finch Avenue West. Available for one or two people, the restaurant's take on pork bone soup is loaded with rice, cabbage, potatoes and the requisite pork neck bones.


Chaban
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Chaban

The type of meal that stops time in its tracks, this Queensway restaurant's gamjatang is a culinary challenge diners happily accept. Get through the heap of tender spuds, delicate cabbage, and savoury meat before turning your attention to the piquant broth. Suddenly, winter's inevitable return might not seem so bad.

Daol Korean Restaurant
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Daol Korean Restaurant

Head to this spot when you're in Little Tibet, but need a break from momos. Made with all the usual ingredients, this restaurant's affordable take on pork bone soup is as fragrant, filling, and fortifying as they come.

Lead photo by

 ardenstreet@billfoodie of Sunrise House,  @stephanieluxe of Chaban, @mindypasta of Huh Ga Ne, @chuonthisblog of Kimchi Korea House, Kevin P. of Makkalchon


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