South East Asian—Filipino
Information provided by Kristine Louie
Kristine's Story: I was lucky to spend some time in South East Asia this summer and indulge in the culture. As I traveled around, I noticed a collective theme among several South East Asian countries; most diets included egg and rice at breakfast. Although there was this commonality, small differences made each country’s cuisine special in its own way. My personal favourite was the breakfast I ate in the Philippines. The combination of both sweet and savory foods provided a good variety and kept things exciting.
My breakfast consisted of two fried eggs, garlic fried rice, grilled pork, finished off with a side of fresh, sweet mango, papaya and pineapple. Traditionally, any protein is acceptable to have with breakfast; from grilled pork to beef or fish. Furthermore, your egg can be cooked any way you like (but I prefer mine runny so I can eat it with my rice!).