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    Almusal | Breakfast

    Pistou Sulipan | Sulipan Omelet

    Pistou Sulipan is an omelet that was served during special breakfasts such as at weddings and baptisms in Sulipan, an old town in Pampanga. Sulipan is no longer in the map, the area that used to be is now a part of Calumpit in Bulacan and Apalit in Pampanga. But pistou is still served in traditional Kapampangan homes and restaurants. It is technically not an omelet in the French kind of way as the egg does not encase, but is scrambled with, the filling. ≈ Adapted from Gene R. Gonzalez’s Cocina Sulipeña, Culinary Gems from Old Pampanga

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    Almusal | Breakfast

    Rösti | Swiss Potato Pancakes

    Considered a national dish in Switzerland, rösti [reursch ti] is a potato dish that is a cross between hash browns and a potato pancake. Crisp on the outside, soft and meltingly potato-ey within, it was originally a breakfast dish eaten by farmers in the canton of Bern but is now popular throughout Switzerland and around the world. Rather than being served only for breakfast, rösti is now more commonly served to accompany other dishes as a replacement for the standard side dish for that meal.

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    Almusal | Breakfast,  Kanin at Pancit | Rice and Noodles/Pasta

    Spam Fried Rice Recipe

    Spam—not the kind you get in your mail box, but the canned pre-cooked “SPiced hAM” variety that you get from the grocery or a balikbayan box from family and friends in the US. Like everything that is processed and/or comes in a can, Spam is not a healthy food but it is nice to have once in a while. We like it sandwiched in pan de sal or “tasty” loaf bread. But we like it best with fried rice and fried eggs, a meal we call “Spam-si-log,” a portmanteau of Spam, sinangag (fried rice), and itlog (fried egg). It is great not just for breakfast, but for lunch or dinner as well. It’s a great way to not…