- Posted May 2, 2012 by
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Tapsilog, Longsilog, Tosilog
While I don't normally eat a heavy breakfast when I'm home, when I travel locally within my country, I'm always excited to wake up to a full Filipino Breakfast. My excuse is that I need the energy for a full day out :-)
A typical Filipino Breakfast would consist of some meat, garlic rice and an egg. The meat would be a choice of Tapa (Dried or Cured Beef), Longganisa (sweet or salty pork sausage spiced differently by each region), and Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork). For folks who don't eat meat, it is replaced by Tuyo or Daing (Salted Fried Fish). The meat or fish is then paired with Sinangag (Garlic Rice) and Itlog (egg usually cooked sunny side up).
Filipinos love to shorten names and so even with food dishes, there are short names which use one syllable each from the name of the ingredients. Tapsilog is TApa, SInangag and ItLOG. Longsilog is LONGganisa, SInangag and ItLOG. And lastly, Tosilog is TOcino, SInangag and ItLOG.