The thing about roots is that you can decide where you want them to grow. Thankfully, the Sabilano family planted theirs here. At counter-service restaurant Lasa, they bring fresh Filipino cuisine to Toronto. With a menu full of family recipes served in a charming, sunny space, it's no wonder Lasa has become a favourite for sharable plates of creative comfort food. Popular dishes include the squash and bok choy poached in a coconut-miso broth, spring rolls stuffed with ground pork, and the oxtail kare kare, a stew with thick peanut-garlic sauce, deep-fried tofu, rice and a fried duck egg. As you'll learn, the thing about Lasa is that it's all really good.


Lasa serves fresh Filipino cuisine.
You haven't had an oxtail kare kare until you've had this one.
634 St. Clair Ave. W., Forest Hill, Toronto, ON M6C 1A9
Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
For more info, call 647-343-1110.


By Erin Scheel

Erin is a food lover, Blog Girl and social media junkie in a constant search of a full belly. When she's not curating Toronto Savoteur, she enjoys cooking, board games, vintage clothes, chocolate milk, craft cider, French fries, leftovers ... and working it all off at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and on Instagram.