Filipino Breakfast – Tapsilog

The Tapsilog is the most famous Filipino breakfast dish and favored by most Filipinos as their feel-good food which will remind them of home. This term is actually derived from three words which make up the dish, first is the TAP – for the Tapa (Cured beef), then the SI – for the Sinangag (Fried Rice) and lastly the LOG – for the itlog (Eggs).

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The Tapa has many variations depending on the region in the Philippines, but basically all are made by either marinating or by drying them out in the sun. The version I have here with you is the marinated one since that the sun nowadays isn’t that hot due to the changing of the seasons.

Another great tip for this recipe is to eat it with a dipping sauce called Sinamak which is basically spiced vinegar with chilies, ginger, garlic and galangal. Enjoy this meal and be prepared to have your tummy full till lunchtime as this is one heavy and filling breakfast.

Note: If you have Filipino friends, check out their freezer as they will always have a secret stash of this breakfast staple.

 

Ingredients

For the Beef Tapa:

½ pound beef sirloin

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

½ tablespoon rock salt

¼ cup brown sugar

5 cloves garlic, smashed

For the fried rice and sunny eggs:

2 eggs

1 cup day old rice

2 teaspoons garlic, chopped

Iodized salt to taste

 

Directions

Make the beef tapa by marinating the beef sirloin in a bowl with the vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper, rock salt, sugar and garlic for an hour in the chiller.
1. Make the beef tapa by marinating the beef sirloin in a bowl with the vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper, rock salt, sugar and garlic for an hour in the chiller.
Once your beef has marinated, take it out of the marinade and cook in a saute pan for around 3-5 minutes till fully cooked.
2. Once your beef has marinated, take it out of the marinade and cook in a saute pan for around 3-5 minutes till fully cooked.
3. Make your fried rice by sautéing your chopped garlic in some oil and adding the day old rice with some water to soften. Season to taste with salt and place on a plate.
3. Make your fried rice by sautéing your chopped garlic in some oil and adding the day old rice with some water to soften. Season to taste with salt and place on a plate.
4. In the same saute pan, cook the 2 eggs sunny side up in some oil and season to taste with salt.
4. In the same saute pan, cook the 2 eggs sunny side up in some oil and season to taste with salt.
5. Arrange your fried rice, sunny eggs and beef tapa on a plate and enjoy with some dark and freshly brewed homegrown coffee to start the day right the Filipino way!
5. Arrange your fried rice, sunny eggs and beef tapa on a plate and enjoy with some dark and freshly brewed homegrown coffee to start the day right the Filipino way!

 


2 thoughts on “Filipino Breakfast – Tapsilog

    • Hi Vinmann2 the Tapsilog has approximately 364 calories, Enjoy! how did you like the recipe? 🙂

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