Thursday, August 16, 2018

Morning Wood--San Bruno, CA

If there's anyone who doesn't believe in the saying, "Good things come to those who wait", he should drop by Morning Wood for lunch. We waited for an hour on a weekday at 10:00 am yet it was worth every minute. 

From what we ordered and what I saw on the tables around us, each dish was a work of art. And, in the case of the spam musubi shown here, it was a festival in the mouth, too. I loved how the crunchy exterior blended with the spam. Dylan had the "oh so loco moco", an old-school dish featuring a beef patty on rice topped with eggs. Tyler had the taco omurice, ground beef on rice under an omelet dome. Though different on paper, Dylan and Tyler did have dishes that were flavored similarly. Perhaps the crowd favorite was the kohala pancakes I ordered. Made with black sesame mocha and sprinkled with matcha sugar and blueberries, the texture had a little bit of fight to it (as mocha can have) and Jenny especially enjoyed the pleasant aftertaste--I want to say it was almost tea-like. 

There's a reason people are waiting with no place to sit and without complaing for longer than an hour outside of Morning Wood. It's because they serve incredibly good food that's hard to find anywhere else. Try it. I have to say they have the best brunch food in the Bay Area. You won't leave hungry, either. For all the waiting I did, I noticed the majority of customers packed leftovers in to-go boxes.