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Pandesal in Toronto?

Kenneth May 29, 2005 05:09 PM

Curious where to find this Phillipine bread...I had it hot from a place in Mississauga, and it was great. Anywhere central, in the east end or downtown where I can pick this up? Thank you...

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    SirAlain Feb 11, 2007 07:25 PM

    Ooh, I miss pan de sal!!! Real pan de sal --- one that's made with lard instead of oil, lots of salt and asbestos!!! Lol. Take that you vegetarian/vegan-Asian wannabes.

    1. squingy Feb 7, 2007 06:33 AM

      FV foods at 757 Warden Ave makes their own and they make it fresh everyday. Here's their website:


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        foodgangsta Jan 14, 2007 04:49 PM

        Is there any bakery closer to downtown that carries pandesal.

        In Hawaii, I found that Portuguese sweet buns was an okay substitute, so I'm guessing I can find something on College, but still, there's nothing like pandesal.

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          Jar May 29, 2005 09:32 PM

          There is also a family run bakery on Sheppard, north side, I believe west of Bathurst in a crowded strip mall. Pandesal has a unique flavour and is so delicious when hot. When on hand and cold, it is always best heated in an oven to bring out the flavour. That said, just last weekend, talking about Pandesal, a Filippina visiting, mentioned that there is an ingredient that even the Philippine government wants removed from the bread. She mentioned what it was, but I don't recall!!!

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            Viola May 29, 2005 07:24 PM

            There is a Filipino bakery on the north west corner of Bathurst and St. Clair. It is on Bathurst, just across the street from the Petro Canada gas station. You can smell the aroma from a block away.

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              coffeelover May 30, 2005 12:42 AM

              I believe it's called something like Da Best Pilipino Bakery.


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                Viola May 30, 2005 07:03 AM

                That's right! Thanks. I know that the bread smells wonderful. Just couldn't remember the name.

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              Goober May 29, 2005 05:52 PM

              In Scarborough, lots of places:

              Gold Ribbon Bakery
              3477 Kennedy Rd

              Barrio Fiesta
              19 Lapsley Rd

              Golden Valley
              2 Principal Rd

              4830 Sheppard Ave E.

              I'm not sure if any of these places serve it hot out of the oven though. They will have at least pre-packaged for you to heat at home.

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