does anybody know where to go and buy filipino products, like from frozen fish to pastries and other products that would remind us of home. I'm new here in town so maybe some one can help me. please i'm craving for a lot of things. many thanks
I can't recommend anything specific, but I think there's a Filipino community near the Cote-Ste-Catherine metro station, on the orange line. At the very least, there's a park nearby with some kind of memorial to that effect. I would imagine that a few local shops here would carry Filipino groceries. I know it's vague, but it's been a while since I was around there.
CDN is my ol stomping ground ~ "Born&Bread" there, JQReid is right...there is definitely a strong flip community round those parts. All along Victoria between Cote-Ste,Catherine metro and Plamondon metro u will find a number of filipino stores. ALong Van Horne and Victoria where FAMAS (filipino community centre) from the local Asian grocery stores as well as the Pinoy Cubosario (run by local filipinos) there are also a number of restaurants in CDN.
Funny you should ask - I just saw a slew of Filipino products at Marché Hawai in St-Laurent - probably not pastries, but definitely a lot of pantry items, like curries & sauces. There are a few whole sections of them throughout the store.
The Places linking is messed up - keeps omitting the actual address - here are the details:
1999 Marcel Laurin, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 1V2
edit - I also found a list of places that have Filipino ingredients:
Don't know how recent it is, but you might want to explore - see the Montreal list top left.
You could also ask at FOCUS (Filipino Organization of Concordia University Students)
Boulevard Marcel-Laurin, Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada