Tapsilog and other Silogs: garlic rice & egg are the ultimate pairing

Learn what tapsilog is. Also find out how to make and where to find, buy, and order the best silogs like beef tapsilog, longsilog, tosilog, bangsilog and spamsilog.  Discover menu, recipe and meals at bistro express restaurants near you.Find out what is, how to make and where to find, buy, and order the best beef tapsilog, silog, longsilog, tosilog, bangsilog and spamsilog including menu, recipe and meals at bistro express restaurants near you.

Where Can I Get it?  |  How Can I Make It?

What are tapsilog and other silogs? 

Tapsilog is a popular Filipino breakfast dish.  It is a combination of 3 main components: cooked beef or other meat (tapa in Tagalog) + garlic fried rice (sinangag) + egg (itlog).  There are many variations of tapsilogs or “silogs,” a portmanteau for sinangag and itlog.  All the variations use name of the meat plus the suffix -silog.  Here are some common variations that you’ll find at many Filipino restaurants that serve breakfast or brunch:

  • adobosilog (or adosilog) = adobo (cooked marinated meat) + silog (garlic rice and egg)
  • baconsilog (or bacsilog) = bacon + silog
  • bangusilog (or bangsilog) = bangus (fish) + silog
  • bisteksilog = bistek (beef steak) + silog
  • chorizosilog (or chosilog) = chorizo + silog
  • cornsilog = corned beef + silog
  • hotdogsilog (or hotsilog) = hot dog + silog
  • longsilog = longanisa (sausage) + silog
  • sisigsilog (or sisilog) = sisig (seasoned pork or other meat) + silog
  • spamsilog = Spam (yes, the good ol’ canned stuff) + silog
  • tapsilog = tapa (cooked beef) + silog
  • tocilog = tocino (sweetened thick bacon) + silog

Where can I get it?  If you’re looking to try one (or more) of the many versions of tapsilog, you’ll want to visit an authentic Filipino breakfast spot.  They’re not too difficult to find in areas with large Filipino populations. Here are some locations that are known to serve up some great silogs.

Chicago, IL: Uncle Mike’s Place
—tapsilog—
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📷: Uncle Mike’s Place on Facebook

Los Angeles, CA (Torrance): Silog
—longsilog—
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📷: Silog on Facebook

Las Vegas, NV: D’Pinoy Joint
—bangsilogtapsilog silog bangsilog las vegas nevada📷: Maharlika on Facebook

New York, NY: Maharlika
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA (Daly City): Chibog
—spamsilogtapsilog silog spamsilog san francisco daly city california 📷: Chibog on Facebook

Looking for more places that serve tapsilog?  You can find them on Glutto right here.

How can I make it?  You can easily make tapsilog at home with a handful of basic ingredients.  Here’s a super simplified and flexible recipe that you can follow to enjoy a little taste of the Philippines for breakfast.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice (or brown rice)
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 head of garlic (minced)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cooked meat: adobo, beef steak, corned beef, spam, tocino, spam tocino, etc. (either from your local Filipino restaurant, or make it at home)

Directions

  1. First, cook the rice in the rice cooker according to the rice cooker directions.
  2. On a heated pan, put half the oil and garlic.  Cook until golden brown.
  3. Mix in the cooked rice evenly with the garlic.
  4. Move the garlic rice to a plate. Add the remaining oil to the pan and cook the egg sunny side up (or however you like).
  5. Serve the garlic rice, egg and meat together.  Enjoy!

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