Celebrate Philippine Independance Day at Oshawa’s new Filipino takeout joint


Published June 12, 2023 at 3:20 pm

Anyone looking to celebrate Philippine Independence Day (or who’s just looking for a hearty meal) has a new joint to get a Filipino feast in Oshawa.

Pasalubong 905 opened its doors early in the year and has spent the last few months preparing Filipino food for take-out and catering. With Philippine Independence Day on June 12, now’s the perfect time to try a dish from Pasalubong’s extensive menu.

The restaurant is a simple walk-in cafeterias-style place. As soon as they walk in the door customers are greeted with a hot counter full of iconic meals like the unofficial national dish adobo, caldereta (a tomato-based beef stew), Sinigang (a sour and savoury soup), and many more. 

They also serve all-day breakfast silog (served with garlic rice) featuring longganisa (sweet sausage), beef and Filipino red hot dogs. Additionally, customers can pick up whole fresh fish including bangus (milkfish), galunggong (mackerel) and tilapia.

Furthermore, they offer tons of fried goodness like barbeque pork skewers, kwek-kwek (deep-fried hard-boiled quail eggs) lumpia, (spring rolls) and even isaw (barbequed pig intestine) skewers.

Pasalubong 905 is also known for its variety of cooling dessert drinks such as halo halo, taho and mango graham shakes, as well as numerous traditional desserts.

While Filipino cuisine is unique in the world, it is heavily influenced by roughly 300 years of Spanish colonial history. Today marks the end of this period with the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1898. However, as a result of the period Filipino food shares commonalities with cuisines from across the Spanish-speaking world and creates a singular fusion between European and Asian flavours and techniques.

Pasalubong 905 will also be one of the vendors at the Durham Filipino Fest coming to Oshawa’s Memorial Park this September.

Photos via Pasalubong 905 on Facebook.


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