What is your ideal Filipino breakfast? This sounds like an easy question, but it starts to get a bit challenging to answer when you start to think about it. I for one, want more than a single dish for this most important meal of the day . It should be a heavy meal with rice and meat. You might have a different preference than I do. Are you the type of person who wants to have fruits, or how about pandesal with cheese pimiento sandwich spread or with a slice of plain kesong puti, perhaps?
Since I love to have a heavy meal with rice and meat, I thought of a meal composed of longganisa with egg and fried rice (longsilog), but I also want to have its beef tapa counterpart (tapsilog). It will also be great to have a little bit of tocino in there — and yes, a large serving of pickled papaya (atcharang papaya).
I was having a hard time deciding, so I tried to prepare all that are available such as longganisa, beef tapa, scrambled eggs, atcharang papaya, and garlic fried rice. It was more than enough to satisfy my cravings. We all enjoyed our ideal Filipino breakfast.
I had this urge of making a special meal the morning after our return from our trip to Banff in Alberta, Canada. We had a blast during our vacation, but I missed cooking for my family since we were always mobile for almost a week. The food and ambience in Banff was like no other though. The place was majestic. See for yourself.
We always make sure to have enough supply of atcharang papaya everyday. I am sucker for this pickled fruit and I love to have it in almost any meal. I make my own atchara every two months using my tried and tested atchara recipe. You can learn more on how to make your homade papaya atchara through this link.
Longanisa is something that we make at least twice a year. We are fortunate to have nearby Filipino stores who sell these babies. That means I don’t need to make one from scratch more often. However, when I do, this longonisa recipe is what I always use.
Want to learn how to make your Filipino breakfast with homemade beef tapa? It is fairly easy, and it should not take too much time. You can also freeze your marinated beef tapa for as long as 6 weeks. This means that you can have beef tapa or even tapsilog for breakfast any day you want. Check this simple beef tapa recipe.
I know that I have asked this question earlier, but let me throw this to you one more time. I will start with my answers then you follow.
- Where are you from? ( I am from the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois)
- What is your ideal Filipino Breakfast? ( longanisa with beef tapa, papaya atchara, and garlic fried rice)
- Is this something that you prepare and eat often? (not that often, around once a month).