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Make Your Own Tapsilog

| On 14, Jul 2012

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Breakfast, despite it’s dubbed as the most important meal of the day, it’s the most ignored. I am one of those people who are very guilty of skipping breakfast. The gravity in the morning is quite strong on a way that I can’t get up early and will just notice that works are already piling-up.So, I have to skip breakfast and can only drink coffee.

One of the favorite breakfast of Filipinos is the Tapa, Singangag, itlog (beef strips, fried rice and sunny-side up egg), or popularly known as TapSiLog. It’s usually eaten in the morning, but available 24-hours a day due to it’s demand. Way back my college days, me and my friends love to dine in our popular place that is service this dish.

  • My College memories: PUP foods – 2008 is the year where I graduated from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa. And, being the guy who had a wonderful college life, until now, I still can’t get over my “Sintang Paaralan”. Here in PUP, I really experienced the true hardship of studying.

Whenever I have time, in the mood and there is available beef in the refrigerator, I always make this dish.

Ingredients For Beef Strips

  • 7-10 pieces of finger-sized beef strips
  • 2 spoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 spoon brown sugar
  • Juice from 2 pieces calamansi
  • ground pepper

* For a more fancy Tender Beef Strip Recipe Click here

For Fried Rice

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 coves garlic – finely minced
  • 1/2 medium onion – chopped
  • 1 piece Baguio Beans – chopped
  • 1/4 of a carrot – cubed
  • 1 spoon green peas
  • salt and pepper

* Already posted a Fried Rice Recipe. Click here to View.

  • 1 piece Egg


  1. Boil the beef strips until tender and add the remaining ingredient until the sauce thickens. Set aside.
  2. Saute the garlic until golden brown and onions.
  3. Add the Baguio Beans, green peas and carrots. Let it simmer until cooked.
  4. Add the salt and pepper.
  5. Add the rice and mix well. Set aside.
  6. Make a sunny-side up egg.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Make a Perfect Sunny-Side Up Egg

In order to make a perfect sunny-side up egg, your first option is to use a non-stick pan. Just in case you don’t have one, make sure the pan and oil is quite hot using a high fire. Then, turn the heat in low fire, dip your ladle (siyanse) in the oil to prevent the egg from sticking to it. Carefully put the egg in the oil and patiently wait until the egg white is done, you can also scoop some hot oil and drizzle it on top of the egg. Remove using the hot ladle and your done.

If you don’t like oil o your egg, you can poach it.

Learn more the author of this post:

I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.


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