Friday, September 13, 2013

Tapa King: Comforting Singapore-based OFWs Before Gerry's Grill

Very few people know this, but way before Gerry’s Grill entered the Lion City, Tapa King has already been making its presence known here in Singapore.

Tapa King, Tampines Central 5, Singapore

I guess you can say, Tapa King was already trying to whet the OFW’s homesickness for good Filipino fare before the former.  And what can be more local, more Filipino, than tapsilog.

We are rice loving people; you can’t deny that.  We eat rice in almost every meal – from breakfast to dinner (heck!  Some of our kakainins, or local snacks, are also rice-based concoctions).  It’s a good source of protein and adds that great satisfying feeling when paired with various viands.

And here at Tapa King, their -SILOG meals really wears the crown.

Their Tapa Prince (S$6.50 / Php214.50*), a meal of sweet tapa (TAP; a kind of sweet beef jerky), garlic rice (SI, as in sinangag or garlic rice), and fried egg (LOG, as in itlog) is a local breakfast staple eaten in almost every home in the Philippines. 

Tapa Prince

Add a serving of chopped tomatoes and onions, and a dash of vinegar (preferably Datu Puti, if you please), and you’ve got yourself one satisfying, garlicky breakfast.
The beauty of a –SILOG meal, thanks to Filipino ingenuity, is that almost anything can be paired with it.  And Tapa King has that covered, too.  There’s Hotdogsilog (S$5.50 / Php181.30*) wherein the Western hotdog is used in place of tapa.


And of course, my personal fave, the Longsilog (S$5.50 / Php181.30*), with juicy, garlicky longganisa (a local sausage) taking center stage.


It’s really the simple things that one misses at home, wouldn’t you agree?  J

*S$1 = Php33


Tapa King
Stall 4, Food Junction
3F Century Square 2
Tampines Central 5
Singapore 529509
T       +6591872307 

Please visit the Tapa King Singapore's Facebook page (click here for the site) for more information on menu items and branch locations.

Planning to visit?  Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.


  1. Our rice dishes are few of the things that I missed when I was in Thailand. Meron ngang rice dishes yung mga Thai pero iba naman ang pagkakaluto. Iba pa rin yung lutong Pinoy.

    We eat rice every meal and even during merienda. Naalala ko tuloy yung bisita naming British sa opisina. Sabi niya na maliliit tayong tao pero ang lakas nating kumain.


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