I heart my Pinoy breakfast. For once in the day, I forgive the preponderance of oil in the tapa, the salitre in the tocino, the saltiness in the tuyo, the sodium nitrite in the corned beef and the cholesterol in the eggs. Add in my favorite boneless bangus, too and chopped tomatoes! There’s nothing more heavenly than all of them paired with fried rice and all those garlicky bits. And oh, don’t forget the hot brewed barako coffee.
There are times, though, when I want to try something new. Like my favorite custard bun and coffee mocha bun from The Patisserie. With the mushrooming of similar places in Manila, didn’t know that that the best bread with the most generous kaya filling inside was inside this hotel outlet. The custard bun was immaculate as well, with ample cream filling inside to make you say “yum!”
A lot of friends told me about the goodness of Max’s Triple Chocolate champorado (that’s choco porridge for you) and I agree. Haven’t really adapted to the Filipino’s fondness for pairing the champorado with tuyo (Max’s version is served with a couple of pieces). Still, it’s highly recommended when you want your chocolate fix in the morning, and none of the grease that fried breakfasts carry.
God knows how, at one time, I was so addicted to cinnamon rolls! and how relieved I am that there’s an easy-peasy version I can make at home. In simple parlance, good ol’ cinnamon toast! How to execute: slather sliced bread with butter, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon powder, put in oven toaster and off you go! A variation is the
toasted milk with condensed bread toasted bread with condensed milk. 😀 Nice, nice memories from our childhood 😉
But nothing beats hot pan de sal, the all-Filipino bread roll. Even if it’s getting smaller (and pricier) these days, nothing beats it for its versatility. Put in any filling – from sweet and salty – and the pan de sal will still be yummy. More so if paired with delectable Excelente Ham?
carol Zoglmann says
Where is your picture or picture of you and Matt?
I miss that! Mom “Z”
oh, this was a good entry for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays a couple of weeks ago:) anyway, fyi we are doing Baon again for this week!:)
Ajay, your posts always make me hungry!!!
hi! i always read your column in manila bulletin and im just wondering if you can feature my blog. damuhan.blogspot.com
am hungry….. your photos made me hungry
oh man, i looove excellente’s ham. we used to get some for new year’s
breakfast is my fave too! i love toasted wheat bread with curnchy peanut butter paired with my coffee!! 🙂 oh yeah, condensed milk on bread is so good too!