“Almusal naman ang pag usapan natin” (Let’s talk about breakfast). There is nothing like a delicious warm Tapsilog to start-up my day. This was what I had for breakfast this morning. I can still remember the taste of the tender homemade beef tapa and the smell of the sinangag. In fact, I can still smell the garlic till now (oops, forgot to brush).


This meal needs no introduction since most of us might be familiar with it. But, let me provide a little description for the benefit of our non-Filipino readers. Tapsilog is a slang (which later became an accepted name) for a meal consisting of tapa (cured beef similar to beef jerky), sinangag (garlic fried rice), and pritong itlog (fried egg).

“Kuya, where is the cooking video?” Sorry guys, there is no video for this post. My beautiful wife prepared this delicious meal for me. In fact, the meal was already served when I woke-up this morning. Don’t worry; I’ll try to convince her to do some cooking videos in the future – but I’ll need your help on that.

Also, this category which I call “What’s cooking” is all about the simple foods that we have everyday. Videos are not necessary for this category given that most of the featured items are simple to prepare; some might already have their own post or video (like the beef tapa and sinangag). But if you really insist, I can put a video of myself singing Frank Sinatra’s My Way (just don’t stab me or anything). Seriously, you can always shoot me an email or post your questions anytime.

The best tapsilog that I had is quite uncommon. Instead of beef, horse meat or “tapang kabayo” is served along with sinangag and fried egg. There is a stretch of tapsihan in Don Galo, Paranaque that only serves this special tapsilog. My favorite tapsihan in that area is called Maty’s (I’m not sure if it is still in business though).

How about you? Can you recommend a place that serves good tapsilog?

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  1. Don Galo says:

    Maty’s tapsilog is the best…. originally from our hometown. 3 Maty’s sa Brgy Don Galo pero lahat puno. ganun kasikat sila..

  2. Try May-May’s Tapsi, and for sure, it will be your new Best Tapsi In Town. Their Chiksilog is good too..

  3. Thanks for the feedback Jing

  4. Raul Roces says:

    Bro, same tayo. I love Maty’s tapang kabayo too. Alam mo kahit sikat na ang Maty’s ay lalo itong sisikat kasi parang endorsement na rin ito from you. Ang swerte naman ng mga establishments na nababanggit mo dahil mas dadami ang kanilang customers. Sana mabanggit mo rin dito ang binabalak kong itayong resturant. Seryoso ito, bilib ako sa gawain mo at patunay dito ang libo-libo mong taga hanga. Meron ka bang options for advestisement ng small food business? Aasahan ko ang sagot mo.

  5. elena says:

    yeah!malapit lang sa baclaran.