Posts Tagged ‘crispy pata’
We meant to go to Bonifacio for our annual Pasko Lunch (Christmas lunch for us Filipino kids) but the darn thing is closed on Mondays so we ended up at 7,107 again. These pictures are from when Tine from MV came to visit. To lure you into the post, I’m gonna start with crispy pata.
The Filipino’s gift to the universe.
Cholesterol? What cholesterol.
If you haven’t figured it out yet Pasko is Filipino for Christmas. There’s a lot of Filipino in this post. You might want to have Google Translate on standby.
It’s become a tradition to have Pasko Lunch every year at work. It’s the one time of the year where all of the Filipino kids get together and share a meal. For some reason, we’re terrible at getting together otherwise. Still, when we do meet up it’s a big gorge-fest of all of the Christmas treats that Goldilocks on Rengstorff has to offer. Inevitably, we are all supremely full and sleepy after Pasko Lunch.
No Goldilocks for me this year. I had Pasko Lunch Singapore style. Ang saya, diba?
“That’s what the Philippines tastes like.”
I actually said that at lunch today with Steph, Jay, and Julia. Jay requested good filipino food. Notice the stress on the word good. With the shocking number of Filipino people in the Bay Area it’s weird how hard it is to find really great Filipino food. You know, the kind that you want to bring your non-Filipino friends to. I had been eyeing (via Yelp) Patio Filipino for awhile but wanted to get a small group to try it out before bringing over pickier eaters. As you can probably tell, it did not disappoint. Unlike most other Filipino restaurants, Patio Filipino is a REAL restaurant not a cafeteria style joint. There will be no pointing at long-ago cooked dishes sitting in steam heaters.