Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Local Love: Kanto by Tita Flips

Filipino food is apparently FINALLY trending and I can confidentally be that person that says "I've been on that for a while now" seriously since I began to actually appreciate food... basically since birth. So you can only imagine my absolute joy to find out about Tita Flips which is located in a cute little kitchen/shack/sort of like a truck minus engines and wheels right along Dundas St W. 

Kanto by Tita Flips is managed and created by Diona Joyce who incorporates a western gourmet approach to tradional Filipino meals. She makes everything herself from her chicharon (fried pork chips) to   the crunchy peanuts. Like the food her social media & brand marketing is on point you can follow her on twitter & facebook as she always updates news, upcoming events & pictures that make me salivate. Another reason why I love going to Tita Flips is because well...she cooks just as good as my mom (love you mom!). 

(this right here is tapsilog which includes, fried egg, marinated beef on rice served with tomatoes, onion & garlic with vinegar)

We've been  going to Tita Flips almost every Tuesday for some Halo-Halo which is a filipino beverage/dessert perfect for a hot day and after a yummy lunch. One of my favorite items on her menu other than everything on it, is the ice candy. Words cannot describe how happy they make me and how nostalgic I get once I start eating it. They bring me back to when I was a little girl when my lola  (grandma) use to make them for us when we'd visit her in California during the summer. The ice candy is basically a filipino freezie filled with fruit juices Tita Flips has various flavors from buko (coconut milk& jelly) to mango.

You're always greeted with a smile and the smells of lechon (crispy pork) at Kanto.  Tita Flips is not only a great place to stop by for a quick lunch and a dinner-to-go but they also cater aswell so you can party with a belly full of yum!