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The Puto Bumbong Story

Puto bumbong is a native Filipino delicacy that usually surfaces during Christmas time, particularly during the start of simbang gabi, where it’s served as a sort of early morning snack or a quick bite of breakfast. What most might not know is that it goes all the way back to the Spanish era, believed to have been brought in from Mexico. This colorful and historic dish has been recreated as a seasonal breakfast specialty by Early Bird Breakfast Club, pioneered almost 4 years ago as a one of a kind puto bumbong pancake concoction that breakfast lovers look forward to the whole year.

Stacked 3 layers high, served with rich coconut whipped cream and topped with melted cheddar cheese and toasted coconut toppings, Early Bird’s signature Puto Bumbong Pancakes are truly something to celebrate the season with. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or better yet, have it as dessert, and your tastebuds will warmly greet you a merry Christmas.

Puto Bumbong Pancakes Php 325 – you can order it anytime till January 30, 2018 at our branches in Fort Strip BGC, Eastwood Mall and Century City Mall.

Early Bird Christmas – Gifts for Foodies

It’s that time of the year once again to forget our diets, empty our wallets and partake in merrymaking. While the general air of the season is merry, you have to admit that Christmas doesn’t come without stress. There’s the horrendous traffic to contend with (that unfortunately goes on beyond December) and there is also the stress and hassle of gift-giving. We’re not trying to be a Grinch here but you really do run out of ideas for suitable gifts to give to your friends, immediate family, your boss, the nice manong guard and even your favorite tita.

Food is always a great idea and let’s face it, everyone is a foodie at this day and age. And when it comes packaged in something nice and festive, it scores a lot of points in the perfect gift category.

Early Bird Christmas Jars

Early Bird Christmas Jars

That’s why we’re recommending the Early Bird Gourmet Breakfast Jars as the perfect Christmas gift this season. We’ve taken our best-selling Adobo Sunrise, Tenderloin Tapa and Sweet & Spicy Tuyo dishes and translated them into take-home jars that can be enjoyed outside of Early Bird any time, any where. And if you buy an assorted set of three (3) jars, you can get them at a discounted price of Php 700.

Explore other perfect gift ideas for foodies like our Early Bird pastries and our recently launched take out snack packs – Bacon Chicharon and French Toast Sticks.

Early Bird Snack Packs

Early Bird Snack Packs

Call an Early Bird Breakfast Club branch near you to pre-order these goodies in time for Christmas gift giving.

Early Bird Breakfast Club • The Fort, BGC
(02) 808 9269 • (0917) 871 9041

Early Bird Breakfast Club • Century City Mall, Makati
(02) 403 1897 • (0917) 872 2076

Early Bird Breakfast Club • Eastwood Mall, Quezon City
(02) 650 1125 • (0917) 872 2074

An Early Bird Christmas
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Our ever-popular Puto Bumbong Pancakes with our latest creation, the Butterbeer Pancake – a must try for all Potter-heads out there!

Our ever-popular Puto Bumbong Pancakes with our latest creation, the Butterbeer Pancake – a must try for all Potter-heads out there!

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It’s a uniquely Filipino experience to start celebrating Christmas once the Ber months hit. The rest of the world waits the whole year for December 25 but here, we’re all a little nicer, all a little lighter and all a little bit more jolly when September comes in.

At Early Bird, we’re held captive by that same merry spirit, rolling out our much awaited signature Christmas dishes that people look forward to all year long. Our bestsellers are back, such as the popular and festive Early Bird Puto Bumbong Pancakes, along with our savoury seasonal favourites Bacon & Pineapple Scotch Eggs, Cranberry Piglets and Stuffed Chicken with Ris-OAT-oh! We also have a new addition to our hearty Christmas feast – Butterbeer Pancakes, a must try for any Hogwarts fan with a sweet tooth!

It’s a uniquely Filipino experience to start celebrating Christmas once the Ber months hit.

We truly feel the season is upon us when we have good food to enjoy with family and friends. Come over and spend your Christmas get-togethers at Early Bird, with these dishes that can only be enjoyed at this time of the year. Because good food is meant to be shared with all and felt in both our hearts and our tummies – which is exactly how one should enjoy Christmas.

As seen on Issue 14 of Early Bird Daily, 2017; Christmas insert

Early Bird Daily #14, Christmas insert

Early Bird Daily #14, Christmas insert

The Spirit of Christmas Giving with Bettina and Gummy
Bettina and Gummy at Early Bird
Bettina and Gummy

For Bettina Carlos, Christmas is a joyous occasion that is a cause for far more celebration than the usual. That’s because her birthday happens to occur on that very same day. Some in the same situation may find themselves feeling shortchanged by fate but Bettina grew up with a family that imbibed a strong spirit of generosity. It was a yearly happy double celebration that taught Bettina that she’d be happiest when she would make other people happy.

This Christmas tradition has transformed years later when Bettina had her own daughter, Gummy. Even at a young age, Gummy would learn firsthand how to truly celebrate this season of giving since they’d be making pasta or sandwiches and giving these away to street dwellers on Christmas Day. This generous and positive attitude is something that Bettina wants to pass on to Gummy, as evidenced in her everyday dealings with the adorable 5-year-old. Mother and daughter would spend precious morning breakfast dates together; bright and early before Bettina has to don all her hats as a mother, baker, TV actress/host and entrepreneur.

When it comes to breakfast, Bettina really is the ultimate breakfast person. It’s more than just a meal, because for her, food is nourishment for both the body and soul. And this bright outlook at the start of the day, plus her passion for food and cooking, makes her the perfect match for an Early Bird Breakfast Club collaboration. Bettina was ecstatic to work with our chefs to create dishes inspired by her!

Bettina and Ris-OAT-oh

So for this holiday season, we give you these new dishes that will surely kickstart your Christmas foodie binge! e Stuffed Chicken with Ris-OAT-oh! will give you the perfect healthy and tasty fill as this dish looks like it’s made with risotto but is actually made healthy with oats! Then there’s the Malunggay Toasts with Tinapate, which is Bettina’s personal creation made from her own family recipe of Tinapate. This dish is perfect for a light start to your day.

How about having cake for breakfast? You’ll certainly be wanting some Green Tea Calamansi Cheesecake, which is light yet decadent at the same time. Finally, cap off that breakfast treat with the Dinotella, a smooth combination of Bettina and Gummy’s favorites, Milo and Nutella, topped with a cookie personally baked by Bettina! This season we also launch pancakes specially for the kids! Try out Gummy’s new favorite, the Choco Mallow Pancake!

Gummy with Choco Mallow Pancake

Of course it’s the season for Early Bird Breakfast Club’s signature bestselling Christmas favorites! The Puto Bumbong Pancakes, Bacon & Pineapple Scotch Eggs, and Cranberry Piglets are back for everyone to enjoy! Along with the new drink for the season, our S’mores Hot Chocolate!

It’s definitely a season of giving as we give you these delectable dishes that will make feasts and get togethers with families and friends more enjoyable! We wish everybody the most memorable Christmas and a splendid New Year!

As seen on Issue 011 of Early Bird Daily, 2016

Early Bird Daily #11

Early Bird Daily #11