Philippines Breakfast: 25 Delicious Filipino Breakfast

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 08:53 am

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Since the Philippines had been occupied by different nationalities their dishes are influenced by the Spanish, American, Japanese, and even Chinese cuisine. But there are also some Philippines breakfast that are authentic traditional Filipino breakfast! In this blog post, we will make you crave for 25 delicious Filipino breakfast.

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Philippines Breakfast: Top 25 Delicious Filipino Breakfast

Traditional Filipino Breakfast: Tapsilog breakfast

All these breakfast are coming with fried egg and fried rice. It could be fried garlic rice. You will find in most of the local restaurants and carinderias. Prices of these Philippines breakfast tapsilog are starting from 70-100 PHP which less than $2 USD.

1. TOSILOG

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Tosilog is a classic local dish usually eaten for breakfast. It’s a pork dish processed and mixed with flavorings like sugar, then soaked/marinated for a time. When cooked, it is sweet and delicious. It is Rachel’s favorite Filipino breakfast! Wherever we are in a restaurant, if there is tocino, sisig and Ube, she will forget about the other dishes in the menu,

2. TAPSILOG

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Tapsilog is dried or cured beef, although other meat or even fish may be used. Filipinos prepare tapa by using thin slices of meat and curing these with salt and spices as a preservation method. Tapa is often cooked fried or grilled.

3. FLYING FISH

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Flying fish was one of our favorite dishes in Batanes. It’s served in carinderias and restaurants. It was actually our first time trying this traditional Filipino breakfast in Batanes and we were wondering if we can bring some to Pampanga. That’s how much we loved it!

4. LONGSILOG

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Even though the dish is popularly from Ilocos Norte, we also tasted as Philippines breakfast in different places.

Ilocano Longganisa might be famous, but it is said that the ones from Laoag, specifically in San Nicolas Public Market are jucier because it contains more fat, making it also more lethal. Unlike the Vigan longganisa, Laoag has minimal vinegar or contains none at all.

5. HOTSILOG

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Hotsilog you can find in local carinderias everywhere as Filipino breakfast. Hot dog, with fried egg and garlic rice. We have to say this Philippines breakfast is Han’s favorite one.

6. BANGSILOG

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Bangsilog is also a typical Filipino breakfast. Bangus fried fish with egg and with rice. You can use with vinegar and calamansi sauce.

Philippines Breakfast: Salty Taste

Most of these salty Filipino breakfast options are less than 50 PHP which is less than $1 USD. You can find in local restaurants, carinderias and street food. It’s usually served as small portions pancit and palabok for around 20 PHP.

7. Daing Na Bangus

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Daing Na Bangus is marinated with vinegar, pepper, garlic and salt. Once is marinated maybe overnight is fried. It’s so delicious.

8. TORTANG TALONG

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A simple dish like Torta made from eggplant, cooked with fried egg is so delicious! It´s very typical in Visayas region, or overall in the Philippines, as local food. We found it more in Visayas though, than in Luzon. Prices start from 20 pesos ($ 0.40)  in local carinderias.

9. OKOY

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Okoy or Ukoy is a crispy deep-fried fritters made with small shrimps, vegetables, green papaya, and glutinous rice batter. There are many varieties of this dish. Some even use other seafood or bigger shrimps to make it tastier.

10. PANCIT

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You can find this dish as Philippines breakfast. Noodles mixed with vegetables and chicken. It’s served for breakfast and usually served at parties, too. Prices are from $0.5-1

11. PALABOK

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We love this noodle dish so much! It has thin noodles and rich, orange sauce, with egg slices, onion chives, and chopped chicharon or deep fried pork skin. 

12. FILIPINO SPAGHETTI

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Maybe the type of spaghetti that you usually eat for breakfast. But here in the Philippines spaghetti can be eaten anytime. Kids love spaghetti because it’s sweet!

Filipino Spaghetti has sweet sauce, lots of hotdog slices, ground pork, topped with grated cheese! Yum! Jollibee is the most popular place in the Philippines to try Filipino spaghetti.

13. ARROZ CALDO

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Arroz Caldo is another traditional Filipino breakfast perfect for rainy days. This is the Filipino version of porridge or congee, made with sticky rice, meat (can be internal organs of pig, beef, or chicken), ginger, and seasonings.

Typical Filipino Breakfast: Sweet Taste

And now let’s go with the sweet Filipino breakfast. All of these are sold as small portions starting from 5 PHP. You can find them in local markets and local restaurants.

14. TAHO

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Taho is a typical Filipino breakfast sold as street food made from fresh soft tofu and sago pearl. It’s very sweet because of the arnibal. And strawberry taho in Baguio is a must to try.

15. CHAMPORADO

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Champorado is a delicious chocolate rice porridge in the Philippines, usually eaten for breakfast or as snack. It’s served with evaporated or condensed milk. A weird trivia about Champorado is that Filipinos sometimes also eat it with tuyo, or dried fish. You have to taste it when you go to the Philippines!

16. PUTO

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Puto is steamed rice cake staple in every Filipino occassion. It is usually topped with a slice of cheese or salted egg.

17. ENSAYMADA

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This is another type of bread in the Philippines. It is covered in butter, cheese, and sugar. It’s fluffy and cheap! Prices start at PHP 20.

 18. SUMAN

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A typical dessert in Batanes called Suman. It is made from sticky rice, a sweet and delicious treat! Suman is usually topped with latik, a sweet sauce made from coconut.

19. BIBINGKA

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Bibingka is another popular Filipino street food mostly eaten during Christmas season. This egg based dessert is eaten alongside. It’s usually served on a banana leaf.

20. PUTO BUMBONG

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Puto Bumbong is one of the traditional Christmas foods in the Philippines. It’s sticky rice with a purple color. It’s served with butter or margarine and you can add coconut grains on top, mixed with sugar. Price for Puto Bumbong is $0.5 (25 pesos).

21. TURON

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Turon is primarily made with saba, a type of banana, wrapped in a thin wrapper then deep-fried with lots of brown sugar. Some turon variations have langka or jackfruit too.

22. PAN DE SAL

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Pandesal is the most famous bread in the Philippines and typical Filipino breakfast. It’s almost like a main commodity in every household. It’s a bread roll made of flour, eggs, yeast, sugar and salt. Commonly eaten with butter too. Some even dip it in coffee!

23. HOT CHOCOLATE

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Hot Chocolate is very common Filipino breakfast for adults and kids. Everyone love it. For us our favorite is Table Hot Chocolate with Pan de Sal.

24. KUTSINTA

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Kutsinta is cake made of steamed rice cake. It’s a mix of rice flour and brown sugar. You can find them as Filipino street food 5 PHP.

25. BUKO AND FRUITS

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Buko is always refreshing and you can find them everywhere in the Philippines as Filipino breakfast or anytime of the day. Prices are starting from 30 PHP and OMG is so delicious!

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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