I guess it goes without saying that this question is not for you if you don’t eat breakfast. But if you have breakfast for dinner, that counts!
”A well-developed breakfast fantasy can be more interesting than many people’s sexual fantasies.” – George Lang (1924-2011), American restaurateur and food historian.
Note: M.I.Y.O. Monday stands for Make It Your Own Monday, a question thrown out to DCF readers every Monday to jumpstart the week with lively interaction. I also welcome questions and suggestions for future MIYO Mondays. Email me.
I’ve been told more than once that I’m unnaturally cheery in the morning. “It’s not right for a human being to be this chipper so early in the A.M.,” grumbles a friend as she pours her second cup of coffee. As someone who arises close to the crack of dawn everyday, there’s nothing that cheers me up more than breakfast. I’m a diurnal animal, as opposed to the nocturnal night owls I know, and breakfast is the fuel that drives my engine. Forget lunch or dinner, it’s the morning meal that I won’t do without. There are some people who cannot stomach food first thing in the morning but I am not one of those people.
During the weekdays, I do my best to keep my brekkies (breakfast) virtuous. Heeding the guidelines of the health police, it’s usually a bowl of cereal – the boring, adult cereal loaded with unprocessed fiber and flax, unroasted and unsalted nuts, 2% milk, fruit, and black coffee. When I feel like cheating a little, I’ll have toast and my favorite food in the world, eggs, either fried, soft-boiled or scrambled. And I’ll add milk to my coffee.
But I live – absolutely live! – for the weekends when I bust out my baking sheet and bake all manner of fabulous, floury things. Scones are a favorite, as are waffles and French toast. I also have a rather frightening attachment to pancakes.
But there are times when I want to be served breakfast instead of making it myself, and when that happens, I have a few go-tos. I adore Apartment 1B’s selection for us early birds, especially the Eggs Ben and Croque Madame. The coffee-condensed milk duo of the much missed Ya Kun powered me up nicely so now, Kopi Roti and Toast Box will do. And when it’s a super special Sunday, a dimsum brunch thrills me to no end, the one at Summer Palace and LiLi are favorites. I only wish that there were more brekkie places in Manila.
Oh breakfast, how I love you!
Tell me, what do you eat for breakfast?