No matter how hard I try, I can't recreate my mom's perfect breakfast I grew up with - garlic fried rice, fried egg, bistek or tapas (I'm not really sure which is which!) and longaniza. Do you like your longaniza hot or sweet? Do you slice it open and grill till crispy or cook like a hotdog? Any help would be much appreciated. Whenever I had sleepovers as a kid, my white friends would beg for Filipino breakfasts because they could have waffles or cold cereal any old time. Even funnier, my mom had this idea that all Americans needed bread with their meals so she always served them with mounds of whatever bread we had around at the kitchen - my friends always reached for her garlic fried rice instead.