If you enjoy the variety and warmth of Filipino food – here are the good eats!
We’ve put together a list of prime locations in and around Brampton to satisfy your hankerings for great Filipino food, from a hop, skip and a jump away from work on your lunch break, to party places with your friends and family.
Jollibee, Fast Food Giant
Jollibee is to Filipinos what KFC is to North Americans.
The fast-food giant boasts over 1,000 restaurants worldwide, originating in the Philippines and branching out to Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA – and now Canada. Its branch in Mississauga had lines of people wrapped around the building when it opened in July of 2018.
This isn’t your regular chicken or burger joint, however. Your meals can range from signature fried chicken, beef tenders, corned beef, sweet pork, and can be served with garlic rice, spaghetti, and egg. Top it off with iconic desserts like a mango-pineapple pie or a refreshing pearl cooler with boba, all at a reasonable price.
Visit Jollibee, Mississauga at 800 Boyer Boulevard in Mississauga.
Fan ‘D’ Flame, Family Restaurant
Fan ‘D’ Flame is a family-owned local restaurant located just north of downtown Brampton.
The restaurant opened in April 2018 and prides itself on its locally made, carefully crafted Filipino cuisine, and its family-friendly atmosphere in a large dining area. There’s dine-in, takeout, and even make party trays.
The menu is varied and features classic Filipino dishes with a Western and Chinese fusion. There’s honey garlic chicken wings, fish fillets, grilled squid, roast pork, sinigang (tamarind soup), chopsuey, pandesal, Shanghai noodles, and grilled veggie platters.
Visit Fan ‘D’ Flame at 30 Gillingham Drive #503.
Elsa’s Lutong Bahay, Restaurant and Event Catering
Elsa’s Lutong Bahay is located just north of downtown Brampton.
The restaurant prides itself on home-style Filipino cuisine with a Lutong Bahay taste.
There’s dine-in, takeout, catering and events services. Elsa’s can cater all kinds of events with a menu that can be customized according to guests’ needs.
Elsa’s menu features traditional Filipino dishes with Western fusion from stuffed shrimp balls, pork spare ribs and fish fillet, to buttered rice, lasagne, and karioka for dessert.
Visit Elsa’s Lutong Bahay at 65 Rutherford Road South.
Pampanga Cuisine, Restaurant
Pampanga Cuisine is located just a few minutes’ drive west of Four Corners.
There’s a dining area, but its focus is primarily on takeout.
Pampanga’s meals feature classic Filipino style food with a Western, Chinese and Spanish fusion. It’s known for its turon and sisig specialties. There’s lumpiang Shanghai and sariwa, empanadas and empanaditas, beef kalderata, congee and papaitan.
Visit Pampanga Cuisine at 400 Queen Street West.
Berto’s Cuisine is located in Mississauga.
The restaurant takes pride in offering fine Filipino cuisine for the dine-in experience and for takeout.
Berto’s dining area is comfortably decorated and is a great spot for families with children.
The best seller is the beef pares silog. There’s also sweet cured pork, marinated beef, milkfish, with mamu, lomi, and lugaw, and puto flan for dessert.
Visit Berto’s Cuisine at 1063 Dundas Street West in Mississauga.