Given that breakfast is the first meal of the day, it’s only fitting that we discuss first the typical Filipino food for breakfast – tapsilog. A portmanteau of the three parts that make up the dish – tapa (cured meat), sinigang (garlic-fried rice), and itlog (fried egg). A side of atchara (pickled papaya strips) comes along as well. Related dishes that also come with fried rice and fried egg have spawned with similar names. Cornsilog with corned beef, adosilog with adobo, tosilog with tocino, etc.
My wife and I always went for one of the varieties to give us the energy we needed for the day.