Morisqueta Tostada is a very old Filipino recipe that is a type of fried rice, it is prepared with leftover cooked rice stir fried with eggs, Chinese sausage, ham, shrimps, and spring onions.
During the old days when the Spaniards rule the Philippine soil the locals specially in Cebu refer to their fried rice as Morisqueta Tostada. Morisqueta in Chabacano (A Spanish dialect variety in the Philippines) means boiled rice, hence when you search this term online you will see rice dishes from Mexico but instead of it being stir fried they are served with beans and a sauce made from tomato, onion and garlic. The Chinese population was growing back then, even before the Spanish came there was already a significant population of migrants from China. Those days the Filipino Chinese cuisine was already developed and one of them is this recipe of ours today. Basically this dish is a marriage of three cultures, the name from the Spanish, ingredients from China and the location where it evolved was in the Philippines.
For those grandparents who are still with us and old enough to remember, ask them about this dish. I bet those who lived in Manila or Cebu near the Chinese communities where the Filipino Chinese restaurants are abundant, they will recall this dish of ours today. Like most fried rice, this dish is quite easy to make what unique on this dish is the use of Chinese Ham and Chinese Sausage which gives it a unique flavour and aroma. Both of these ingredients are easily available in Asian Groceries, they are usually vacuum packed displayed on the preserved meat section.