September 1, 2023 – Filipino diner BB’s in Toronto has landed in the prestigious Michelin Guide for the city.
BB’s, which is located in the city’s Parkdale neighbourhood, is owned by Justin Bella. The online blogTO has previously reported that BB's is short for Bahay ni Bella (Bella's house). Robbie Hojilla is the establishment’s chef.
In its announcement of 12 new additions to its guide for Toronto dining on August 9, here’s what the Michelin wrote about BB’s:
“Start your morning or fire up your evening at this groovy Filipino diner bursting with color and coolness. Sea foam green tile, pink booths and turquoise stools set the stage for a hangout that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Brunch is a treat, featuring puffy-fried Adobo-fried chicken paired with pineapple habanero hot sauce. The wonderfully sour braised pork loin soup will ward off the longest nights and the coldest winters. Dinner is a different speed. The cocktail bar comes alive, and the kitchen trades in Japanese milkbread French Toast for classic pancit with chili oil, chicken liver mousse and calamansi pie with orange blossom meringue. With a come-as-you-are vibe, this charming restaurant is a welcome winner in Parkdale.”
The Michelin Guide lists BB’s site at 5 Brock Avenue, with phone number 416-668-2023.