96 Rexdale Boulevard
Etobicoke, ON M9W 1N7
Lola's Kusina is this tiny Filipino restaurant on Rexdale and appears to be one of the only Filipino places in Etobicoke. The place itself is rather small with only several tables for dining in, but they seemed focus on takeout with a hot counter and a small menu to boot. The people running the joint are super friendly and they do a good job explaining the menu.
I've had the Grilled Chicken Inasal and the Crispy Pata. The Chicken inasal is cooked to order. It is marinated dark meat chicken that is grilled, chopped, and served on a bed of plain or garlic rice. The garlic rice is just steamed rice with garlic and oil. The chicken itself is very good and you can taste the vinegar that is used in the marinade.
The Crispy Pata (Fried Pork Leg) was nicely done. The skin is super crisp and the meat inside was flakey tender. It's a great portion for only $7.99. It's a bit of a heavy meal though and its definitely large enough to share. The meat is rather big and crunchy so it satisfies any fried craving for anyone.
One ridiculously good thing about this place are their young coconut drinks for $1. This isn't just young coconut as they have some other kind of stuff in there. I know I'm not doing the best job of describing it, but it's this green drink with young coconut pieces in it and is a must grab when you come.
There aren't many Filipino options by the Airport, so if you are looking for something, this is your best option. The hot table doesn't look so hot, so I would opt for the specials they have posted on the blackboard. They also have BBQ pork skewers that seem worth a try as well as some lechon kawali. Will definitely make return trips.
Ambience: B | Service: A- | Price: B | Food: B