Filipinos, in general love to eat. In the Philippines, one of the booming markets is the food industry. Almost every street has its own food kiosks or mini restos, which is why you won’t run out of options. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That said, we must eat a hearty breakfast to start our day right.
Take a look at the favorite Pinoy breakfast meals and they these foods are loved by millions of Filipinos. Whether it’s a rice meal or bread, Pinoys have their own preference when it comes to breakfast. Here are the best Pinoy breakfasts.
The Top Pinoy Breakfast Meals
Champorado is a great breakfast meal for Pinoys especially the rainy season. Basically, it’s a mixture of glutinous rice and cocoa powder. It will then be flavored with sugar and milk according to your preference. But champorado won’t be complete without fried dried salted fish. In this case, “tuyo” or “daing” is the right partner for a hot champorado dish to jumpstart your day.
2. Sinangag and fried dried fish with a side of tomatoes
Nothing beats rice early in the morning. Fried rice and fried dried salted fish (tuyo, dilis, daing or tilapia) are the best! To make it even more flavorful, a side of chopped tomatoes as “sawsawan'” or dip can be prepared. Add coffee to the mix and you’ll definitely have an awesome breakfast.
3. Kape and pandesal
If you’re on the go, kape and pandesal will suffice. You can dip the pandesal to your coffee. It’s a typical Filipino breakfast. Or, you can prepare scrambled eggs as filling to your pandesal. The result is you having an energized morning before you go to school or work.
4. Fried eggs and hotdog
Another favorite Pinoy breakfast is fried eggs and hotdog (you can substitute longganisa or tocino instead of hotdog). Why? Because they are easy to cook. Within minutes, you can eat fried eggs and hotdog. It’s not complicated. But you can still get the satisfaction that you wanted. Pair them with fried rice and a dip of your liking (ketchup) and you’re good to go. Don’t forget coffee!
5. Arroz Caldo
Arroz Caldo is made with glutinous rice, flavorings, chicken and egg. This dish is all-in-one. You get the satisfaction and you don’t have to prepare your meal individually. If you want have all the basic breakfast components in one meal, Arroz Caldo is for you.
Taho is another favorite breakfast meal, especially for children. There are taho vendors who roam around the community early in the morning. They are not hard to see. Once you hear someone shouting “Taho!”, then you know the vendor is near. Taho is a combination of liquid tofu, arnibal (caramelized sugar) and (sago) tapioca pearls. A glass of taho makes your tummy fulfilled.
Suman is glutinous rice in a form of caramel bars. They are a bit salty. There’s three things you can eat with suman early in the morning; ube halaya (purple yam jam), sugar or mango. Most Pinoys dip suman in sugar, as it’s the most readily available option.