10 Traditional Filipino Breakfasts Worth Waking Up For



The rich invigorating aroma of coffee, eggs being fried in a pan, the smell of fresh pandesal – BEST ALARM CLOCK EVER.

Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. Having a nutritious and yummy breakfast can set your mood for the rest of the day and promotes weight maintenance. So wake up, sleepy head. Let’s start our day right with these appetizing Pinoy breakfasts.

1. Coffee and Pandesal

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Pandesal is one of our fave breakfast foods. You can fill it with eggs, cheese, or butter. But the best way to eat it? Dipping it in a hot coffee.

2. Silog Meals

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Tapsilog, tocilog, hotsilog, longsilog, and all the silogs. Our favorite sinangag or fried rice (usually left over rice) paired with meat such as tapa, tocino, longganisa, topped with a sunny side up egg… This will surely wake up your senses.

3. Tuyo

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Tuyo (salted dried fish) + eggs + sinangag + tomatoes or vinegar + hot coffee = satisfaction

4. Danggit and Dilis

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These two crunchy fishes are perfect with vinegar. Extra rice, please.

5. Champorado

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SWEET CHOCOLATE RICE PORRIDGE. With evaporated milk on top. With tuyo. Yum.

6. Carabao’s Milk

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Yup, fresh carabao’s milk. Nutritious and delicious. It is best paired with plain rice and tuyo.

7. Puto at Kutsinta

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This duo are not just perfect for breakfast, but as a dessert as well.

8. Suman

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Idk why, but these sticky rice cakes bring back childhood memories. Is it just me?

Btw, it is best paired with sugar.

9. Lugaw

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One of our comfort foods during rainy season. One of our most favorite breakfast as well: simple congee!

10. Tortang Talong

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Grilled eggplants soaked in beaten egg mixture then fried. A plate of eggplant omelet coming up!

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