Christmas parties, foods, foods, and drinks, and drinks. Mostly fatty food intake that traditionally defines a Pinoy holiday celebration. And the morning after that noche buena feast, you’ll crave for some light, simple breakfast to do away the suya, the fatty aftertaste still lingering in your palate, or the hangover from so much liquor intake–you need some morning shots for a refreshing bungar…
And how about this, our recent breakfast in one of our writerly morning conversation among Ilokano creative writers in Tuguegarao City, after a night’s occasional drinking session over some Ilokano book projects: fried tuyo, fried pork luncheon meat, egg, and tomatoes:
The tuyo is so crisply done you can eat it all scales, fish bone and heads, if you prefer; the saltiness is just slight and mild and so it’s perfect with the sliced kamatis:
The luncheon meat is just rightly seared, with little browned sides, tender, sweet and aromatic as it is:
And this is my labay, it’s one heavy breakfast for me as I ate about 3-4 cups of newly-steamed rice–unusual for me because I don’t regularly take a breakfast (a cup or two of black coffee is enough for my morning fill):
But of course, we were a bit “hanged over” so we, inevitably, took some shots of light brandy in between to bungar, to do away some dizziness and headache:
How’s that for a post-Christmas fare?