A lot of East Asian and South East Asian countries eat rice and noodles for breakfast and that might be surprising for others as they were used to something light like toast, muesli, cereal and fruits. I guess you know by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as this starts you up and this will be the fuel that will run your body for at least half of the day so something heavy in the morning and light in the evening is more logical.

Tosilog is one of those rice breakfasts we have in the Philippines where it is made out of tocino (a sweet fried pork), itlog (fried eggs) and sinangag (garlic fried rice) usually served with coffee. The name comes from the elements in the dish TO – from tocino, SI – from sinangag and LOG – from itlog and most of our breakfasts are named like such, some examples are Tapsilog (Tapa), Longsilog (Longaniza) and Hotsilog (Hotdog). It’s a really nice breakfast and definitely filling, I suggest you try it so you understand why Filipinos do this but be warned you might get addicted to it so eat with caution.

  1. Click on the ingredients above to see how it’s made.
  2. Place a big cup of sinangag together with tocino and atchara then top rice with sunny side up eggs.


Tocilog Wide


8 Responses

  1. Yep – I could certainly have this breakfast.

  2. I don’t think eating a delicious meal like this is odd at all. Looks absolutely outstanding! This is the breakfast of champions! Just want to let you know that I made your chicken adobo recipe this week and boys gave it rave reviews and have asked me to put this in the months rotation of meals. Have a super week!

  3. mjskit says:

    I have to admit that it’s a little more than I like to eat for breakfast, bu tI would love to have it for lunch or supper. That tocino looks spicy – loving that!

  4. charlotte says:

    I’ve been eating regular Saturday breakfasts with friends for over 13 years. Going to the Filipino place and having Tosilog – followed by Halo-Halo – is my absolute FAVOURITE!

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