In this video, we are continuing our Asian-inspired lunchbox series with a trip to the Philippines. The first thing that pops into my head when I think of a Filipino lunchbox is baon. Baon is in all essence a Filipino meal that is taken to work, school, or on a trip, and just like a dosirak, plate lunch, or bento, it usually consists of some sort of main dish (ulam) and rice.
For today’s recipe, we are going to make silog. A few videos ago, I explained, was made with protein, eggs (itlog), and garlic rice (sinangag). So, in our tradition to keep things economical and quick, we will be making a corned beef hash, so… a hashsilog.
So, if you’re hungry, grab a fork and spoon, because it’s time for some Filipino food!
You will need (for 4):
- 1 can corned beef
- 1 cup mirepoix (diced carrot, onion, and celery)
- ½ cup diced potato
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- Soy sauce or Maggi
- 4 eggs
- 4 cups steamed rice
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
Start by heating a large pan on medium high heat and add a couple tablespoons of oil. As the pan heats up, add the garlic and gently fry until it becomes golden brown and fragrant. Once that’s done, add the rice and break up with a paddle or spatula. Thoroughly mix around until the rice and garlic are well combined and smelling good. Remove and set aside.
Take your clean pan and add another couple tablespoons of oil. Add the mirepoix and potato and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the corned beef and continue to cook, as you break up the corned beef and mix everything together. Continue to cook until everything is combined and the beef is heated through and slightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from the pan and set aside.
In a clean pan, add more oil and fry your eggs to your liking. Now let’s assemble.
Start by plating the garlic rice on one side, the corned beef hash on the other with the fried egg on top. Season to taste with a little splash of soy sauce or Maggi. This dish also goes well with some fresh tomato or pickles to freshen things up.