These three viands are often partnered with fried rice (sinangag) and egg (itlog) to form everybody’s favorite silog meals. You can now whip up these breakfast staples at the comfort of your own home with these artificial preservative-free recipes from

Beef Tapa


1 kilo beef, (use sirloin), sliced thinly

5 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons garlic powder, minced

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking Procedure

  1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar and mix well. Marinate the beef in the mixture and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  2. To cook, pre-heat the oil in a pan and brown the marinated beef until done.

Other Info

Prep Time 30 mins

Cooking Time 10 mins


Skinless Chicken Longganisa


1/2 cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

4 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons liquid seasoning

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 kilo chicken, use ground chicken

200 grams pork fat

vegetable oil, for frying


Cooking Procedure

  1. Make the marinade: In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Add ground chicken and pork fat; mix thoroughly by hand. Form into thin logs and wrap each sausage in wax paper if desired.  Marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. Drain marinade, place sausages in a covered container, and store in the freezer until ready to cook.
  3. When ready to cook, thaw sausages. Heat about 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Fry a few sausages at a time for 6 to 8 minutes or until sausages are cooked through.

Other Info

Prep Time 20 mins

Cooking Time 10 mins


Pork Tocino


1/2 kilo pork, (use pork tenderloin), sliced thinly

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced

1/3 cup pineapple juice

1/4 teaspoon ground star anise

black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup water

Cooking Procedure

  1. Combine pork tenderloin, salt, brown or coconut sugar, minced garlic, pineapple juice, ground star anise, and black pepper in a bowl. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Simmer pork and marinade in a pan with about water. When pan is almost dry and marinade is syrupy, stir frequently to allow meat to caramelize evenly. (You can add 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil since meat is lean.) Once meat has caramelized, remove from heat.

Other Info

Prep Time 20 mins

Cooking Time 10 mins


Don’t forget to serve with a sunny side up egg and a generous serving of steaming fried rice for a great start to your day!