Monday, June 17, 2013

Breakfast Platter at Salo-Salo Grill - Cerritos

Other than the full English breakfast, there may not be a more fat-ladened, protein-rich, artery-hardening way to start your day than what you see above: the breakfast platter at Salo-Salo Grill in Cerritos.

Like a meat congress, it has all the major barnyard animals represented within the brim of its wide metallic dish.

The sugary pork sausage known as longanisa is there, bifurcated and seared to crispness on its cut side. You eat it with rice, with the sausage leaching its lip-smacking grease. You douse it with pepper-laced vinegar in an attempt to cut through its richness. But then there's the mountain of tangy beef tapa; and also, the pork and chicken tocino, both cured with sugar and possibly a little food coloring that it looks and tastes like Chinese BBQ.

There's a few slices of tomato in attendance, which does little but function as garnish. Last but not least, there is a tortang talong, an eggplant omelet, which accounts for about the only real, significant vegetable on the plate.

True, this platter is not meant for one person. It is, in fact, just one of many platters that take the guesswork of ordering and decides, once-and-for-all, that every member of your family is going to feast on a whole lot of BBQ, a mess of seafood, a pile of fried stuff, or in this case, greasy-fatty-delicious breakfast meats for dinner.

Dinner is, by the way, the best time to eat this, because, well, you're going to want to sleep afterwards.

Salo-Salo Grill
18300 Gridley Rd. Ste A
Artesia, CA 90701
(562) 809-6277

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At 10:54 AM, Blogger KirkK said...

Elmo - If you like calorie bomb breakfasts....find someplace that makes Baneja Paisa.

At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the small dipping sauce. Really?


At 3:36 PM, Anonymous JB said...

The pork tocino at Salo-Salo Grill in Cerritos is *excellent*!!

It's one reason -- maybe the only reason -- to pass on going to Magic Wok if you're in the area.

Another slight edge of Salo-Salo is if you order any of the platters (which is recommended), you get a carnivorous high just having the thing in front of you as you gnaw away at it with your dining companion(s).

At 9:45 AM, Blogger elmomonster said...


Oh my god! Baneja Paisa! Where has this been all my life? And more importantly, where can I get this? Must do local research.


Ain't that hilarious? That was the vinegar, which wasn't nearly enough for this humongo-plate.


Agreed on the tocino. Wonderful! And it tastes homemade, unlike other places.


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