AdSiLog is a classic breakfast meal in the Philippines that you’ll often find in restaurants, mall food courts, cafeteria, and food shops. It is essentially a combination of adobo dish, fried rice (sinangag) and fried eggs (itlog) hence the name Adsilog. It is so delicious and filling that it is a hugely popular option in any breakfast or brunch menu!
I don’t usually eat breakfast or if I do, it would be quite late in the morning that so it’s either a brunch meal or more often than not – lunch proper. I just don’t get hungry in the morning and my tummy is not craving food so I don’t feed it. I’ve just been like this for many years now and this is my general default for most mornings. However, I do make an exception, and no matter how early in the morning it maybe – I eat breakfast! Can you guess why?
I only make an exception when I am in the Philippines and when our dear Flor, our wonderful help, makes her famous adobo! It is just the tastiest adobo, whether it’s pork or chicken or a combo! Thankfully, she usually makes a big batch so we would naturally have leftovers to have for breakfast the next day. Believe me, the next day her adobo is even better than the night before because the meat has, at this point, already fully absorbed all the flavors from its sauce. I’m thinking about this as I write and I am already getting hungry!
As I mentioned above, adsilog is a meal and not just a dish. It’s essentially made up of three component dishes – adobo or the meat portion, rice and egg or eggs (if you want more than one!). The fried rice and egg combo is not just paired with adobo as the latter is simply one of the meat options (there’s also cured meat – TOCINO -Tocilog, Pinoy-style beef jerky – TAPA – Tapsilog, or even sausages – LONGANISA – Longsilog or even plain fried hotdog (Hotsilog). These meals are all very tasty, too and I can eat them every day if they’re available! I honestly think that these meal combos make the Philippine breakfast options one of the best in the world!
So, whenever I make adobo (which is quite often) I make sure it is a huge batch so I have leftovers for breakfast the next day. If you like adobo, this is perfect for you!
Now, which adobo recipe to use? It doesn’t matter which version as long as it’s adobo (well, as long as it’s not adobo in coconut milk as that, while super yummy, is not eaten for breakfast but certainly for dinner!)
I have many versions of the adobo so choose what you like! The version below (first photo of adobo) – Chicken and Pork Adobo is the version that our dear Flor makes so the photos of Adsilog show the pork version of this recipe. This is my favorite version of adobo! The links to recipes are under each image.
Below you can also find the image and recipe link for fried rice (sinangag). Usually, we make a plain fried rice with this meal combo – just using leftover chilled rice and garlic as the main ingredients.
As for the eggs, traditionally adsilog is paired with fried eggs but you can make it scrambled or poached or however you like your eggs. You decide.
Next time you want to have a special breakfast or brunch, make sure to serve this delicious meal! So tasty and satisfying!
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN ADOBO
Want to try other fried rice recipes? Check out below!
And, if by any chance you have more leftover Pork or Chicken Adobo, you can use it for other recipes, too. See below.