Typical Filipino Breakfast Foods

filipino breakfast dishes

I was very lucky to visit Manila several years ago, and was fortunate enough to taste the authentic fare of this Filipino city. Here are some of my favorite Filipino breakfast dishes that you might want to try:

Filipino Breakfast Dishes – Pagkahulun-Pao. This type of Filipino breakfast is usually around early morning. It is a bowl of rice with vegetables and chicken cooked tenderly. Pagkahulun means “in the bowl.” In fact, it is probably closer to what we call a “mung” or a “munch.”


A bowl of fruit

Kapis is a sweet bread stick made from rolled rice and egg. It is an important staple in the Philippines, eaten any time of day. A lot of families here start their day with a long soak in the bathtub with a cup of warm boiled water, and then they start their day with a plate of fried rice and egg cooked tenderly with herbs.

Filipino Breakfast Dishes – Tapsilog. I was not able to find the specific name of this dish, but in Filipino, tapsilog is a white-colored breadstick similar to a donut, which is served cold. It is a salty-tasting dish best served with salty pickles, such as red onion. Some people also like to dip it into red chili sauce.

Longsilog Longganisa

A plate of food and a cup of coffee on a table

Longsilog longganisa is one of the most famous Filipino breakfast dishes. It is a thick soup made from rice and coconut milk. The soup is then complemented with fried egg and bay leaf. It is one of the most well-known Filipino dishes that many tourists love to try in Manila. It can be found almost anywhere in Manila.

Filipino Breakfast Dishes – Sinangag. One of the most popular Filipino breakfast meals, sinangag is actually a stew or soup that is made with vegetables. The main ingredients are tomatoes, onions, cabbage, potatoes and broth. This is usually served with roasted pork, usually the cut end. Usually, this is served with a sweet served in a paper bowl or small cups.

Tortang Talong

The tortang talong is a very thin soup that is very popular during the cold months of winter. This dish is made from steamed white rice, chopped onions and boiled eggs, and is served with grilled fish or chicken.

Filipino Breakfast Dishes – There are so many other types of Filipino food to explore while visiting the Philippines. Some Filipino dishes like the raw meat and coconut dish kuya may not be as common in the Philippines as it is in other countries, but this does not mean that you cannot taste Filipino dishes in other parts of the world. You can easily find Filipino delicacies all over the world if you know where to look. The next time you find yourself in Manila, see if you can take a drive down to the Samal Island and have a quick tasting of some of the Filipino delicacies that you have been missing out on.

Adobo And Arroz Caldo

Filipino Breakfast Dishes – Two favorites Filipino dishes that people absolutely love are the adobo and arroz caldo. Adobo is a dish that is a really thick soup flavored with onion, garlic and black pepper. Arroz caldo is a thin soup flavored with ginger, onion, chili powder and coconut milk. This dish goes well with sliced black pepper, roasted corn, steamed white rice and raw vegetables

Filipino Breakfast Dishes – Filipino breakfast foods are quite easy to prepare and are quite filling as well. If you are looking for something that is fast and easy to make, you can go with a traditional Filipino dish such as poached egg, cabbage soup and Manok. Manok is a thick soup made of sweetened rice vinegar and egg whites. You can also try a traditional Filipino dish called key which is a cooked pork meat soup. Another good choice is a traditional Filipino dish called ayawing, it is a salty beef soup. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also try other Filipino food such as pizza, quesadillas, filipina desserts, Chinese food and so on.


Filipino foods are well known for their spiciness as well as their aroma. The food is cooked in tall wooden pots and is very fragrant and spicy. Traditional foods such as the vinegar infused marinated chicken and tender ham and beef are very tasty and also nutritious. Fried rice with aromatic coconut milk is also very popular especially during holidays. Filipino meals are best served when served with dessert. This is one of the reasons why deserts are usually prepared ahead of time and refrigerated so they don’t spoil. Chocolate lollipops, banana split and other desserts are enjoyed by most visitors to this country. In fact, they are a huge hit in the country. So if you want to experience great Filipino food, try getting some lollipops and a banana split for your Filipino breakfast meals.

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