Last month I wrote an article titled Toronto Cheap Eats January 2012. My goal is to keep this as a regular post with this blog, so I have decided to do a round-up of some of my favourite cheap eats in Toronto that I have had over the past month.

Seor Ak San – Chinatown

I first discovered this Spadina gem after reading many great reviews about Seor Ak San on Yelp. I am a huge fan of dol sot bibimpab (a Korean style stir-fry served in a stone-pot) and when I heard they were known for their version of this dish I decided to give them a try. Since my first visit just a few months ago I have already returned for a second visit. They are most well known for their Pork Bone Soup and their various Bibimbap dishes ($8.95-$9.95), so I tried both. Both dishes were very tasty and one of the great things about Korean restaurants is you get a number of side dishes (banchan) included with your meal. My only complaint is their dishes lack spice, so order things extra spicy to try to compensate. Total price for 2 was just over $19 with a drink! (I will do a much more detailed review for them soon!)

Pork Bone Soup ($6.95)

Stone Pot Bibimbap w/ Bulgogi ($8.95)

The Overdraught – Union Station

I am adding The Overdraught to this list more so for their drink specials, not necessarily for their food. I have only visited this bar 3 times now, but as a huge fan of Guinness I feel it is my obligation to share that they have them here for only $5 on Saturday nights! Also, if Guinness is not your thing, the deal is actually any Irish pint for $5 which also includes Kilkenny, Harp & Smithwicks. They also have a deal for Harp on Tuesdays where you can get a pint for $5 also AND you get to keep your glass! This is by far one of my favourite drink specials right now for somewhere right in the heart of downtown.

$5 Guinness Pints

As for the food, I’ve only sampled a couple of things on their menu. My favourite so far was their beef dip ($13 – not really that cheap but in line with similar establishments) which came with a delicious creamy tomato gin soup with mushrooms and bacon! I will definitely be returning for this soup alone. Be sure to follow @The OverDraught on Twitter as they are having their 1000 followers party tomorrow night (February 22nd)..

Beef Dip w/ Tomato Soup (see above) - $13

Safari Bar & Grill – Uptown

One of my favourite “cheap eats” in the city is the Chicken Wrap from Safari Bar & Grill on Avenue Rd. north of Lawrence Ave. For $10.99 you get a chicken wrap with cheddar cheese, guacamole and a side of smoked jalapeño mayo. You get a choice of mixed greens (my personal favourite), fries, edamame or you can upgrade to sweet potato fries or a caesar salad for $1.99. This is definitely higher on the end of “cheap eats” but when they make it well it is one of my favourite meals in the city.

Chicken Wrap w/ Mixed Greens ($10.99)

Chefydrews – Downtown East

Last month I wrote about a new restaurant that I found called Chefydrews (located at Dundas & Jarvis). With most of their dishes under $10 I definitely would classify this as a “cheap eats” restaurant because not only is the food delicious, you get massive portions for a great price. So far I have tried both the Oxtail ($8.95) & the Jerk Chicken ($7.95) and loved them both.

Stewed Oxtail Ragout - Marinated Ox tail slowly braised and simmered with lima beans to a savoury taste (not spicy) accompanied with our famous coconut cooked rice & peas, and tropical steamed vegetables ($8.95)

I hope you have enjoyed this edition of cheap eats Toronto and if you have any favourites you think I should check out please leave a comment below. Thanks!