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Why no filipino restaurants?

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Why no filipino restaurants?

In Toronto you have the following ethnic groups of recent immigrants and common restaurants:
I made this list.
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All the others can be found anywhere. Filipino is all that is missing and it is the 3rd biggest immigrant group or fast becoming it. Filipinos are probably surpassing all foreign groups except Indian and Chinese in Toronto, probably tied with India just about now and yet the only group you practically never find in terms of cuisine here. One of the few I could find say "not traditional, but filipino inspired"
In other words, their business model is to offer food that is not exactly filipino.
Jollibee is all I really see coming.

Why are true filipino restaurants lacking so much when they are becoming one of the top 3 ethnic groups?
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Go to Bathurst and Wilson. Every other storefront for like a block straight going west is a Filipino restaurant
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I used to be close to there but now I am far. There are tons of filipinos everywhere. I don't know why only one area specializes in it.
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Piro21 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 6:48 am
Go to Bathurst and Wilson. Every other storefront for like a block straight going west is a Filipino restaurant
My cumpare goes to this area all the time lol
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Maybe cuz Filipino food is not very appealing? I tried a few times and it is not something that I would go for as my number one choice
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yao416 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 7:08 am
My cumpare goes to this area all the time lol
Same cumpare is obsessed with Pinays and only hire pinays 🤣
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It's an acquired taste for traditional dishes (dinuguan, pusit, kare kare). It's also not the healthiest and very meat based.
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Spiderpal93 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 8:52 am
Brimley and Sheppard area. Look at the food court inside Oriental Centre. Lots of filipino restaurants.



I really want to try this one:
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/tinuno-toronto


And this one:
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/chef-george-bre ... carborough
I ate at Tinuno the other day and it was an amazing feast. Definitely recommended but also try to reserve a spot or go early because there was a huge line up. Only downside (to me) is that you have to eat with your hands and the food is laid out on...a leaf thing (can't remember what it's called now).

Came with a variety of seafood and meat and they are VERY generous with the portions. I can eat way above average and I was definitely stuffed by the end of the meal and it was only $20. Staff there is also very nice.
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Pochacco wrote:
May 18th, 2017 8:02 am
Maybe cuz Filipino food is not very appealing? I tried a few times and it is not something that I would go for as my number one choice


What's most appealing food to u
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The food is limited and not great unlike other Asian dishes

Nothing special about Filipino food
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Filipino cooking was made for the palette of a 5 year old. Many items are overly sweet or bland. Lumpia is good though.
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Taste is very subjective. While I haven't been to any filipino restaurants in Canada, it was one of my favorite destinations for food in Asia.
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any good filipino restaurant in Misssisauga?
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yao416 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 9:37 am


What's most appealing food to u
Kd and hotdogs with ketchup baby hahaha mungie cake food. The best lol

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