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      Filipinos love food. Anyone can attest to how Filipinos celebrate specials occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and fiestas. Tables are filled with mouthwatering cuisines, colorful desserts and bottomless drinks, not too mention unlimited rice.

      Rice has been Pinoy's staple food. Although one can see fast food chains in every corner, nothing beats rice meals in carenderias and small food establishments. When hunger strikes and food needs to be served fast, forget fluffy pancakes and french toasts! One thing comes to the FIlipino mind when it comes to breakfast: SILOG!

      From the root word, SI (Sinangag or fried rice), and LOG (Itlog or eggs), SILOG plus a variety of favorite Filipino viands to choose from has slowly become the National Breakfast of the Philippines!


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      Silog meals are easy and fast to cook. They also come in varieties. Although they became famous as breakfast meals, many food chains are serving these meals the whole day.

      Let's look at the popular silog meals in town (and what they truly mean)

      1. TAPSILOG - Probably the most popular silog meal. It is composed of tapa (cured beef), sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg).
      2. LONGSILOG - Longganisa is equivalent to sausage but with a sweeter taste. This meal is composed of of longganisa, sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg).
      3. BACONSILOG - Everybody loves bacon, even Filipinos. This meal is more or less a fusion of the American and Filipino cuisine. This meal is composed of of bacon, sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg).
      4. TOCILOG - This meal is composed of tocino, sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg). Tocino is more or less the same with tapa but softer and sweeter.
      5. BANGSILOG - For those who do not eat meat, this silog meal is perfect for you. This meal is composed of bangus (milkfish), sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg).

      There are still many silog meals to choose from. Which one is your favorite?


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      Ma. Celeste Abellana
      iSTORYAn League of Writers
      Lifestyle- Food and Dining
      Comments 25 Comments
      1. crush_23's Avatar
        crush_23 -
        i love porksilog.. porkchop,itlog ...
      1. DEMENTIA's Avatar
        DEMENTIA -
        mine is cornsilog..tocilog..
      1. raphaelrestaurant's Avatar
        raphaelrestaurant -
        mine is porksilog and tocilog. yummy!
      1. berang's Avatar
        berang -
        i bet for longsilog!! nom nom...

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        i bet for longsilog!! nom nom...
      1. anguish_darkness's Avatar
        anguish_darkness -
        Uhm, sinangag is actually garlic rice not fried rice. I love tocilog though!
      1. gilbz's Avatar
        gilbz -
        sinangag is tagalog for fried rice. when you saute garlic and mix it in while frying rice, that's what you call garlic rice...but it's still basically fried rice.
      1. tekolz's Avatar
        tekolz -
        HumbaSiLog ug TapSiLog
      1. crush_23's Avatar
        crush_23 -
        also love baconsilog favorite
      1. anguish_darkness's Avatar
        anguish_darkness -
        Quote Originally Posted by gilbz View Post
        sinangag is tagalog for fried rice. when you saute garlic and mix it in while frying rice, that's what you call garlic rice...but it's still basically fried rice.
        I dont think so, they are different by ingredients. Sinangag has only garlic in it which is the original recipe, While fried rice calls for meat (chicken, pork, shrimp etc.) and veggies (bean sprout, onion, carrots, peas and no GARLIC) then they put Soy sauce in it for flavor and color. It's a big misconception.

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        Quote Originally Posted by gilbz View Post
        sinangag is tagalog for fried rice. when you saute garlic and mix it in while frying rice, that's what you call garlic rice...but it's still basically fried rice.
        I dont think so, they are different by ingredients. Sinangag has only garlic in it which is the original recipe, While fried rice calls for meat (chicken, pork, shrimp etc.) and veggies (bean sprout, onion, carrots, peas and no GARLIC) then they put Soy sauce in it for flavor and color. It's a big misconception.
      1. gilbz's Avatar
        gilbz -
        sorry but i beg to disagree! whatever ingredients you throw in with the rice...it's basically...fried. which we call sinangag in the philippines.

        i grew up tasting various sinangag variants (with left-over meat from dishes like adobo, scrambled egg, spring onions, etc.). and no matter what you mix in with the rice (which is usually left-over rice)....it's still called sinangag.

        Sinangag | Fried Rice Recipe
      1. clint's Avatar
        clint -
        egg and fried fish man amua hehehe
      1. qthea's Avatar
        qthea -
        yum yum.. tapsilog

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        nothing beats Tapsilog..yum yum
      1. maui1976's Avatar
        maui1976 -
        asay lami ug doul nga silogan diri sa cebu city?
      1. kirakira's Avatar
        kirakira -
        yum yum... pero layo lang kaau ug carenderia ako workplace, haizt.
      1. abbelenas's Avatar
        abbelenas -
        I love Hamsilog....
      1. berang's Avatar
        berang -
        tocilog.. nice pud..
      1. marclouieyap's Avatar
        marclouieyap -
        lechosilog
      1. virginmay's Avatar
        virginmay -
        I love baconsilog!!!
      1. edgeknife's Avatar
        edgeknife -
        I'm not really of fan of silogs coz unhealthy kaayu. But there are times I eat silogs. My favorite silogs are hotsilog, baconsilog & silog nga pork sisig (i dont know what do u call that) LOL
      1. ryuukeen's Avatar
        ryuukeen -
        I want to try this kind of business. What is the advantage and disadvantage of this kind of business.? Silogan

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