A Belated Mother’s Day Lunch

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Buco Con Seta, Halo-Halo (a Filipino dessert that’s kinda like Hawaiian shave ice) served in a fresh, young coconut with ice cream

Just a few pics from my mom’s belated Mother’s Day lunch last Sunday at Patio Filipino restaurant in San Bruno.

OMG, the food was SO GOOD. I was too busy eating to take pictures of everything, which says a lot. I did manage to capture a few shots when I wasn’t busy shoveling food in my mouth, LOL!


Highly recommended for grubbing Filipino eats.

Sizzling Bangus Sisig, boneless shredded milkfish topped with spices

Adobong Kangkong, kangkong (water spinach) leaves blanched in viegar, soy sauce and garlic

Tilapia Crunch, crispy tilapia topped with diced tomatoes and green onions

My mommy!


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  1. Gowthami says:

    OMG!! drooling……. πŸ˜› food looks too gud..
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  2. Darbie says:

    Looks so good. It’s funny I made homemade adobo and stirfry buko last weekend for Mother’s Day. That tilapia is giving me hunger pains. Yum!

  3. Fieran says:

    The food looks amazing! Is that yam flavoured ice-cream in the dessert?

    Hope you and your Mom had a good mother’s day πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fieran,

      Yes, it’s called ube ice cream, or taro. The dessert had it as the top layer, then there was a coconut jello, and then beneath it was the halo-halo. Once we were finished with all that, then we scooped out the fresh coconut. MAN, my tummy is rumbling now!

  4. Michelle says:

    The food looks amazing! Hope you had a nice Mother’s Day πŸ™‚

  5. Agata says:

    That ice cream dessert looks delicious!!

  6. Lancy says:

    Yummy food πŸ™‚ Convey my mothers day wishes to your mom.
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  7. Kim says:

    Aww! You mom looks very happy – it’s nice that you were able to get together! πŸ™‚

  8. Charisma says:

    I’m half Filipino Karen and I grew up in the Philippines. I missed those dishes, we don’t have a Filipino restaurant here in Des Moines Iowa. The good news is, my mom and dad will be here this Thursday to visit and also for my wedding. My fave dishes are sisig, inihaw na bangus, HaloHalo, paksiw and Laing. Now I’m hungry.
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  9. Amber says:

    What a gorgeous looking dessert! I love the color too! Your Mom looks so happy, I can’t help but smile. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Ruchita says:

    I have never tried Filipino food, but it looks delicious! I would love to try that dessert. I love coconut, especially when it’s fresh. So yummy!

  11. Carol says:

    The food looks so good! Your mom is so pretty, and looks very happy! Thanks for the pics.

  12. Kate Williamson says:

    I love this place! My stepmother’s cousin is the owner. Love how they do Filipino food with a twist!

  13. Aw, how nice πŸ™‚ I bet it was fun. And yum,
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  14. Rica says:

    The lunch looks good, but this just looks sweet. Glad you had fun on a belated Mother’s Day πŸ™‚
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  15. Lenita says:

    mmm adobo, yummmm….
    i’ve never seen that ice on coconut thing in the phils. must print a picture for when i go there next…

  16. What a nice post =D I hope you and your mom had a nice time. The food looks very VERY prettty!

  17. Bessie says:

    OMG! That halo-halo looks so good.. Puts Chowking and Jolibee to shame!

  18. BooBooNinja says:

    Woah. The ice cream-coconut dessert is bigger than your mom’s head! She looks so happy — over the celebrations, or over the food? Her smile is infectious. πŸ™‚

  19. Tiffany says:

    OMG! Your mom is so cute! Love her!

  20. Christine says:

    OMG that Halo Halo looks AMAZEBALLS!!!

  21. Kat says:

    Karen – I love the food pics – Patio Filipino provided food for my wedding in Burlingame and our non-Filipino guests loved everything πŸ™‚ So glad you got to try the restaurant

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kat,

      Oh, that’s so cool! If I ever had to hire a caterer for a big event I’d definitely call them. What food did you get for your wedding?

  22. Vanessa says:

    OH wow. Oh wow. Looks so GOOD!

  23. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Halo halo… in young coconut… oh my goodness. I am so jealous right now!! The looks soo good. πŸ˜€

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