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.
18300 Gridley Rd. Ste A
Artesia, CA 90701
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