PHILIPPINES: A Taste of Filipino Food at Junior

February 10, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Junior Filipino


So I have to start by saying that I've been meaning to go to this restaurant for something like 6 years. I should also mention  that my mom's side of the family is Filipino. Which means I should have made my way to Junior  Filipino long before now. 

Even though we didn't eat that much Filipino food growing up (my parents raised us as good old-fashioned Canadians), I was surprised at how much of the food reminded of me of those rare times when my mom used to get a craving for her Filipino roots and make pancit and adobo. Oh and the lumpia – I don't think I ever enjoyed eating those that much because it was like punishment for me and sister to sit for what felt like hours wrap those little suckers. Now I've got my own kids to do that, so it's much more enjoyable!

 


JUNIOR FILIPINO


Located in Montreal's Griffintown, this authentic Filipino eatery has me hooked. Whether it's your first time to the resto, or not, the staff is super friendly – they treat you a bit like family there, or like a long-lost best friend. To newbies to Filipino food, they'll explain the flavours and the menu items with passion. 

There's not much else to write about, except that it's damn good. Especially the Lechon. OMG - The. Lechon. They apparently do a kick-ass brunch that they've cutely dubbed "Rice & Shine"  – which I still need to make my way there for.

Location: 1964 Notre-Dame St. West
Website: Junior Filipino
Price range: Apps $6-$11, mains $10-$14, desserts $7
Liquor license: yup

 

Menu at Junior Filipino explaining PulutanJunior's Pulutan Menu Junior's Pulutan Menu


LumpiaLumpia Lumpia: Fried pork and veggie rolls


Junior Filipino Sweet & Sour spareribsJunior Filipino Sweet & Sour spareribs Buto-Buto: Honey-garlic spare ribs


FishFish Filipino style steamed fish


PancitJunior Filipino pancit Pancit Bahon: Rice noodles, veggies, chicken & shrimp


Junior Filipino - Chicken AdoboJunior Filipino - Chicken Adobo Adobe Manok: Ginger, coconut & lemongrass chicken


Junior Filipino - LechonJunior Filipino - Lechon Lechon Kawali: Crispy pork belly


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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