What do people in your country usually eat for breakfast?

Philippines
March 2, 2007 9:05am CST
I wanna know what food do people eat for breakfast in different parts of the world. So, tell me from what country are you from and what do you usually eat in the morning! =) I am from the Philippines and the most popular breakfast meal here in our country are the "SILOGS"... this word came from SInangag (filipino term for fried rice) and itLOG (filipino term for egg). SILOG is always served with fried rice, egg, together with your chosen filipino viand. The most popular partners of SILOG are TAPA (smoked meat), LONGGANISA (it looks like a sausage but it has a different taste), HOTDOG, CORNED BEEF, CHICKEN, and TOCINO (sweetend pork strips). So for example, you want to have TAPA, you will say TAPSILOG.. LONGSILOG if you want LONGGANISA, HOTSILOG for HOTDOG, CORNSILOG for CORNED BEEF, CHICKSILOG for CHICKEN, and TOCILOG for TOCINO. But actually, Filipinos love to eat these anytime of the day. But of course, during breakfast is the best time for SILOG meals. Another popular food for breakfast is the PANDESAL. It is a small bun of bread which Filipinos love to eat with a cup of coffee. You can eat it with butter, cheese or any sandwich spreads and jams. Pandesals are best served hot, it costs Php 1.00 per piece and are sold in every single bakery store in the whole country! But of course some Filipinos also love to eat foods that came from the West such as pancakes, bagels, doughnuts, muffins, etc... Personally, I love all the foods that I have mentioned above! So if you visit Philippines, be sure you'll try the SILOGS and the pandesal!
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2 Mar 07
I feel a little ashamed, as I sit here in England, and read your post. You start with a description of SILOG, which sounds beautiful, and then mention the accompanyment of Hotdogs and Corned Beef. Whilst I love corned beef, I do wish Western culture had introduced something much better to your wonderful country than the hotdog! Traditionally, in England, we used to have what we termed 'a fry up', and across Europe, it is found on hotl menus as 'a full English breakfast'. Please bear in mind, we are buffeted by cold winds from the North Atlantic and North Seas, have regular cold downpours of rain, and particularly in Winter, need food that would keep us warm, put some weight on our bones, and allow us to function outdoors in these cold, damp weather conditions. The 'full English' comprises (in varying amounts) fried eggs, fried sausages (generally, pork), fried bread, baked beans (haricot beans in a tomato sauce), fried mushrooms, black pudding (I really cannot describe what 'black pudding' is, as it may turn your readers sick, but it basically is meat blood & fat in an intestinal skin!) & fried tomatoes. Unfortunately, due to people adopting a low-fat approach to meals nowadays (and more people working indoors, rather than in the fields), this sort of breakfast has become a bit of a no-no, and English people now tend to have a bowl of cereal or toast. A good fry-up is still a treat, and, as with silog, can be eaten any time of the day. In fact, there are still some super cafes that offer what is termed 'the All Day Breakfast', yummy!
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2 Mar 07
Sorry, I forgot to mention bacon. That, too, is in the breakfast!
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• Philippines
2 Mar 07
I also forgot bacon! We also love to eat bacon! Actually, one of my aunts love that so much... Some restaurants here also served that with silog, but I am not sure if they call it BASILOG... or maybe let's just call it BACONSILOG!! :)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Hey yo kababayan! I'm always glad to see my kababayans here at mylot. Anyway, yeah, we do have SILOGS here in the Philippines. Not only during breakfast, even during midnights and early dawn, right? lol. In our home, usually, we have bread on our table, as well as hotdog, corned beef, rice, etc. Oh yeah! These are part of the SILOG foods. :)
2 Mar 07
hi kris... im from UK...so we guyz mostly eat bacons or baguettes (garlic breads) or sausages...which i absolutely love lol!! also i like having cornflakes for breakfast ...whenever i remember that i was supposed to be on a diet i.e!! cheerz ^_^
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• Philippines
2 Mar 07
some health conscious filipinos also eat cereals, but really most of the people here prefer to eat heavy breakfast. sometimes i eat cereals too. but i enjoy eating chocolate flavored flakes, hehehe i'm like a kid when it comes to cereals. koko krunch is my favorite! lol!
• United States
2 Mar 07
very Pinoy when we say eating breakfast of the SILOG preparations 'coz even when we are here in U.S. we still prepare weekends breakfast with sinangag , homemade tocino & itlog or Bangsilog with bangus favorite crispy fried cooking or our homemade longganisa & beef tapa .full breakfast with complete set of rice plate & cup of hot tsokolate & pc of banana. in our area here we don't have much asian & filipino stores that's why i always make homemade pinoy foods aside for our famous favorite LECHON that we really miss this food a lot!
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• Netherlands
5 May 07
The land where I live is also famous wit its cheese. So, most of the time they will have cheese for breakfast whether with white bread or brown bread, also fruit jam, cornflakes/muesli to start the day.
• Belgium
4 May 07
We, the French, tend to have rather lighter breakfasts than most. A traditional French breakfast would essentially be composed of a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate along with a croissant or bread with jam and/or butter. However, like most, I just stick with cereal. I never really got adjusted to typical French breakfasts since I've been in foreign countries a majority of my life.
@nevandaar (139)
• Philippines
2 May 07
ok, im a filipino too, and i do agree with the silog meals, back in college silog meals are budget meals...a complete meal in just 25 pesos...hehehe. but if im in my hometown, the breakfast goes like this...milk, for children, coffee(native, the baked coffee beans and then ground and boiled, you get the picture... hehehe)for the adults and pan de sal, or rice with fried fish(galong-gong), and the famous laswa, this dish is i think is only served at the visayas and mindanao regions because i have not seen this dish on the northern part of the country, its a vegetable soup, consist of okra, alugbati, and many more slippery veges you can think of, it goes with bagoong(fish paste), shrimp, or dried fish. tasty...healthy breakfast...
@marababe (2511)
• Philippines
2 May 07
I was actually smiling when I read your post. I'm a filipino too and I can totally relate with all of the food that you have mentioned. My favorite is TAPSILOG and BACONSILOG among the SILOGs that you mentioned. Very filipino-like to eat heavy breakfast. But sometimes when I don't have time and I'm running late for school or for an appointment or something I just eat my cereals and milk.