The crowing of roosters means the start of the day in the Philippines. Filipinos rise and prepare breakfast, which they consider a power meal. Let’s discover some of these energizing morning options.

Sinangag at itlog (silog)
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silogFilled with bits of crisp fried garlic, sinangag is a simple dish made with ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry–garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and rice. It is typically served with sunny-side-up eggs (itlog), so it’s referred to as sinangag at itlog, which is then shortened to silog. Its name changes, depending on the type of meat or fish used — for example, if corned beef is used then the dish is called cornsilog. From Spam to chicken, there are many options for silogs.


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kakaninThere are various types of kakanin (sticky rice cakes). These sweets are made with glutinous rice and milk and are usually wrapped in banana leaves.


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pandesalThe bread that Filipinos love, pandesal can be bought in many bakeries. It can be stuffed with cheese or jam, but they are good just on their own.

Barako coffee traces its roots way back to the 1800s. With its strong taste, it is the perfect morning pick-me-up.

Start your day with a Filipino-style breakfast. You can customize your own silog or pair pandesal or kakanin with a cup of freshly brewed Barako.