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Mother Tongue

348 Adelaide St W, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5V 1R7, Canada
| +1 647-243-5858
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Mon - Sat 5pm - 11pm

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue, spread over two stories at the back of the Templar Hotel, is an unexpected find. Upstairs, the vibe is straight-up restaurant with a menu focused on full meals; downstairs, the vibe's more cocktail lounge with lights turned low and more snack-friendly food. The kitchen looks across Asia for inspiration, with an emphasis on Filipino food. Must-haves include pyramid-shaped dumplings, stuffed with Quebecois foie gras and duck confit; and a Filipino longanisa sausage sandwich, dressed up with cabbage and gooey manchego; and pancit bihon, a Filipino fried rice noodle dish, made with shiitake, heirloom carrots, and kombu dashi. Cocktails have an Asian accent, too: like a coconut-infused rum blended with curaçao, pineapple, and calamansi lime.