There is nothing like Christmas in the Philippines when families and friends celebrate for weeks on end. And no festivity would be complete without good food shared by all. That is why for the growing followers of Early Bird Breakfast Club, Christmas couldn't come sooner! The season signals a reunion with the restaurant's renditions of classic holiday dishes.
Sisters Rica and Paula Peralejo are among those who look forward to the Christmas-inspired meals of Early Bird Breakfast Club. “The Puto Bumbong Pancakes are my favorites,” Paula admits. “It's such an ingenious creation that gives a beloved local treat a global boost.” Both celebrity bloggers, the Peralejo sisters are constantly on the lookout for interesting finds around the metro.
“We were drawn to Early Bird Breakfast Club, not just because of their food, but because it’s a proudly Filipino company,” Rica shares. When she craves for something filling, Rica often orders the Grilled Cheese Sandwich that comes with hearty tomato soup. The versatile singer-actress is now a passionate working mom to her toddler son Philip. Rica juggles blog writing (www.ricaperalejo.ph), hosting (Mommy Hacks, a lifestyle mommy show with Cheska Kramer), and traveling and mentoring (in their ministry with her pastor husband Joseph).
Paula on the other hand, also writes (www.paulatheexplorer.com) and manages her travel agency (Our Restless Feet Travel and Tours). Paula’s most recent passion project is @MeetMyManila on Instagram where she aims to promote the best of Manila.
And what’s one of the best things about our hometown? Surely, it’s the way we celebrate Christmas! The Christmas spirit starts once the “Ber” months roll in and lasts all the way ‘til February. At Early Bird Breakfast Club, this means the return of signature holiday items such as Cranberry Piglets, Scotch Eggs, Handcrafted Belgian Hot Chocolate, S’mores and of course, the famous Puto Bumbong Pancakes.
People understandably indulge on food and festivities during this season of sharing and that is certainly true for the Peralejo family. A common wish between the two sisters would be to have their family together in one place come Christmas. “If they were here, they will definitely be with us eating our way around the city.”
Indeed, Christmas becomes more meaningful when families and friends reunite. And there’s no better way to celebrate get-togethers than by sharing a delicious feast with your loved ones anytime of the day. And for those who don’t have time to prepare, Early Bird Breakfast Club has got you covered. Our restaurants will be open everyday from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day!
As seen on Issue 05 of Early Bird Daily, 2015