What is the typical Filipino breakfast? Fried garlic rice, dried fish, egg (sunny side up), tomatoes and coffee. If you do not eat dried fish, then you are just a half-blooded Filipino. lol! I am just kidding. If you do not like dried fish then you can have tapa (marinated beef), tocino (sweet cured pork) or longanisa (Filipinos’ native sausage). Below is an example of a typical Filipino breakfast. It is not only delicious, it is also easy peasy to prepare and cook. You will enjoy this meal more if you will not use spoon and fork. Just use for hand…hmmm….
For most Filipinos, having a heavy breakfast before leaving for work is important to be energized and prepared for a long day’s work. As they say, eat like a king on breakfast. Kain na po tayo!
Second to pandesal, tapsilog is Filipinos favorite breakfast. Tapsilog is combination of tapa, sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (sunny side up). This is a perfect breakfast for anyone expecting a very busy day. Tapa is either beef or pork marinated in soy sauce and lime juice with lots of garlic and a little sugar. It can be cured or uncured. I am making my own tapa that has no any preservative in it.
1/2 kilo beef or pork sirloin (sliced thinly)
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp. lime juice
1 whole head of garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Wrap meat pieces between plastic or cling wrap then pound using meat mallet or the back of your knife until tender. Mix together the rest of the ingredients then marinade the meat overnight. Cut into small pieces then fry. Serve with sliced tomatoes or vinegar as dip.