Fried Milk Fish with Garlic Rice
There is a popular breakfast or brunch concept in the Philippines and honestly I could eat it all day! The name basically consist of the main Meat or Vegetables in a plate plus garlic fried rice (sinangag) and fried egg (itlog). +Silog is Filipinos bento box! Haha!
Milk fish is Bangus [bang-os] in Filipino language. Aside from being fried this very popular fish is also made into soup like Sinigang [si-ni-gang] a tangy soup (don’t get it confused with fried rice) or a fish stew called Paksiw [pak-se-ew] a stew with salt and vinegar or sometimes it’s simply cooked into Nilaga [ni-la-ga] a fish broth soup with vegetables.
Bang= Bangus (milk fish) + Si = Sinangag (fried rice) + Log = Itlog (egg or fried egg) put together is Bangsilog 😂 It’s pretty cool actually.
There are other Silog dishes too! Tapsilog (cured beef), Tocilog (cured sweet pork), Longsilog (sausages) and more! It’s a complete meal!