Ask any true-blue Pinoy what a tapsilog (abbreviation for tapa, a tender, smoked beef jerky and itlog or egg) is and chances are (if he or she is not a vegetarian) the response would be wide-eyed craving for this mouth-watering breakfast meal.
Tapsilog is a filling meal popular in many fastfood restaurants across the Philippines. The tapa or beef jerkey is marinated in a salty-sweetish marinade, sliced in bits and deep-fried. Accompanied with steamed or fried rice and fried sunny-side up eggs, it is a favorite breakfast or lunch for many Filipinos.
There are other variants of this egg-based meal such as longsilog (longganisa at itlog), but the original tapsilog remains a top-selling breakfast item.
Mabuhay ang tapsilog!