‘Manila Sunrise’ Pizza Encapsulates Filipino Breakfast In A Single Slice

I’ve always believed that a pizza is a blank canvas for culinary artists to pour their soul into and that each pizzeria is a gallery for them to showcase their unique style.

Rose City Pizza, located in Rosemead, CA, has added a new pizza to their menu that is as delicious as it is picturesque with a name that aptly fits the occasion — The Manila Sunrise.

The Manila Sunrise is arguably one of the tastiest renditions of a breakfast pizzas I’ve had the pleasure of trying. Rose City’s pie is made with mozzarella cheese, garlic chili paste, fried garlic, fried onions, pickled red onions, eggs, and crumbled longanisa sausage.

Conceptualized as part of a Filipino Pizza collaboration, Rose City garnishes the pizza with 7ti Sauce, a sort of spin on thousand island made with Filipino ingredients, crafted by food pop-up brand Grub Life.

This isn’t Rose City’s first unconventional take on pizza. You may remember a while back when they debuted an Al Pastor pizza that went viral. They sliced meat straight from a spit directly onto the pizza and served it with garnishes you would find on an al pastor taco.

Not too long ago, they even released a seasonal Spinach Artichoke Dip pizza.

In the few weeks since the Manila Sunrise was introduced at the restaurant, the pizza has become a sleeper hit on the menu. Owner Brian Nittayo says that he plans to keep the pizza as a permanent fixture on Rose City’s menu.

Man, this pizza will not do my waistline any favors…but I absolutely plan on going back for it many, many times.

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Sophie Turner From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Reviews Sausages On A Secret Instagram

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We’re all eagerly waiting for the final season of Game of Thrones to air, as 2019 cannot come soon enough.

Until HBO makes a more official announcement regarding the premiere date, we’ll need some content to snack on to curb our GoT appetite. Lucky for us, one actress is passing the time with a secretive Instagram account dedicated to one of our favorite breakfast meats.

Sophie Turner, best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the acclaimed series, revealed that she has a secret passion: sausages.

She loves sausages so much that she actually created a secret Instagram account where she eats and reviews sausages.

The actress shared a screenshot of the account (@sophiessausagereviews) on her Instagram story and asked for a follow, reported Business Insider. The account has since gained more than 40,000 followers.

Below is her first post:

Followed by gems like this:

And this:

You can catch Sophie Turner in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones next year. She’ll also star as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, set to premiere February 2019.

Hopefully from now until then, we’ll be stuffed with all kinds of new sausage reviews from the actress.

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This Cheese-Stuffed PBR Pizza Burger Is A Meaty Masterpiece

It’s pretty much every day we see wild dishes come through the metaphorical gates of FOODBEAST, but this one just might take the cake.

To celebrate National Pizza Month and our love for Pabst Blue Ribbon, we had our friend Cari a.k.a. Fatgirl Hedonist come up with the craziest pizza recipe she could think of. Needless to say, she delivered.

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This meat party on a plate starts with some refreshing Pabst Blue Ribbon – because all good things do – and spicy Italian sausage. The sausages are braised gracefully in beer for about 15 minutes until cooked and juicy. If you’re human, you’ll want to scarf these babies down the second they’re done, but restrain yourselves – good things come to those who wait.

Things escalate quickly once you start cooking the mozzarella-stuffed burgers and topping them with even more mozzarella and some pepperoni. But then things take a twist for the insane – in the best way possible – when you whip out your leftover pizza and turn the slices into BUNS.

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Holy. Shit.

Try not to have a heart attack from pure shock and awe once you assemble the burgers and garnish with fresh tomatoes and basil.

If you’re not hungry or feeling propelled to head to your nearest supermarket to gather these ingredients and make this ish for yourself, we don’t know you.

Happy National Pizza Month, friend. Be sure to celebrate in style by tagging all your pics with #inpizzawecrush.

Estimated prep time: 15 minutes
Estimated cook time: 30-35 minutes
Estimated total time: 45-50 minutes

4 slices pizza, preferably cheese (like from Papa Johns or Dominos)
1 lb ground chuck (80/20) divided into two balls
6 slices mozzarella cheese
6 slices pepperoni
6 fresh basil leaves, minced
1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
1 can PBR
½ yellow onion, slice
2 spicy Italian sausages

Step 1
In a non-stick skillet, place your two sausages over medium high and brown them on all sides. Once browned, remove from the heat, slice them in half lengthwise without fully separating, then set aside. Increase the heat to high, throw the onions into the same skillet, and sauté until soft.

Step 2
Add one can of PBR to onions, pinch of salt, and place the sausages back into the skillet and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover the skillet and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes.

Step 3
While the sausages are being braised in the beer, heat a cast iron griddle or similar pan over medium heat until warm. While the griddle warms up, grab a slice of mozzarella and fold it over twice until you have four small squares. Grab one of your balls of meat and – using your thumb – make an indentation in the meat to place the cheese in. Gently cover all of the cheese with the meat making sure there are no holes where the cheese can seep out, and form it into a burger patty. Evenly sprinkle salt and pepper over the top of the patty. Repeat this same process for the other ball of ground beef.

Step 4
Place the patties on the griddle, seasoned side down. Using a large, sturdy metal spatula, gently press down on the patties. Evenly season the uncooked side of meat with salt and pepper. While the burgers are cooking, grab your four slices of pizza and cut a four inch-ish circle out of them. If you have a large biscuit cutter, you can use one of those. These will be your burger buns.

Step 5
After three minutes, you should see the edges of your burger have turned brown and crisp. Once you see that, gently slide a spatula under the burger and flip it over. Put two slices of mozzarella cheese on top of each burger as well as 3 pepperoni slices and cook for one more minute.

Step 6
Once the burger is fully cooked, it’s time to assemble. Place the burgers over your cut out pizza slices. Then, pile an Italian sausage on top of each burger, some cooked onions, tomato slices and lastly some minced basil. Enjoy!

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How Portable Waffles Went From Ancient Street Food To One Of 2017’s Hottest Items

Last week, news of Pillsbury’s breakfast-stuffed waffle crossed the FOODBEAST newswire and created a lot of talk on social media. When an item arrives in 7-Eleven’s hot food section, you know it’s primed to win over America’s palate.

Considering the prevalence of on-the-go waffle creations in the past year, it’s easy to see why stuffed waffles are perpetuating this burgeoning trend. Establishments like Chick’nCone and Hot Chicks and Waffles are stuffing waffle cones with fried chicken.

On the other hand, ice cream shops like Cauldron Ice Cream and Eggloo are using the Hong Kong-style egg waffle to house their cold, creamy concoctions.

However, portable waffles are nothing new. In fact, waffles were considered a portable food when they were conceived over 500 years ago.

To talk about this full-circle evolution, FOODBEAST Editor-In-Chief Elie Ayrouth, CEO Geoff Kutnick, and contributing writer Costa Spyrou sat down to discuss on an episode of The Katchup podcast.

On this podcast, Elie, Geoff, and Costa go through how the waffle has impacted American culture and achieved such an iconic status. Additionally, they dive into how the waffle went from portable snack to classic American breakfast, and then back to its street food roots.

One key reason behind the portable waffle’s rebirth, as discussed in the podcast, is the proliferation of the blend of sweet and savory in the 1970s. Chicken and waffles, which has now become one of the nation’s most popular pairings, was predominantly responsible for this phenomenon.

It brought the waffle into a new light where sweet and savory could mix in a variety of novel methods. Because of that – and several other reasons, like convenience and portability –  on-the-go waffle dishes and restaurant concepts focused on their growth.

Give the podcast a listen to learn how waffles going back to their portable roots is turning on-the-go eats in the right direction.

Photos by Peter Pham

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This Pizza Company Will Change The Way You Eat Breakfast

Let’s face it, eating the same thing for breakfast everyday can be monotonous, whether it’s oatmeal, banana, berries, yogurt, sugary cereal, or – if we’re blessed with a few extra minutes in the morning – a plate of scrambled eggs.

Well, thanks to Real Good Pizza, breakfast has become sacred once again. Introducing: the world’s first breakfast pizza you can feel good about eating! With only 4 grams of carbs and packed with 25 grams of protein, you can enjoy Real Good Pizza for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Real Good Pizza breakfast pizzas are now available in bacon, sausage, and pepperoni, and can be shipped directly to your doorstep or found in select specialty nutrition stores. Use the code ‘FOODBEAST’ to get $10 off on your order.

With a delicious white cheddar sauce, topped with scrambled eggs, all-natural mozzarella cheese, and your choice of savory topping, these new breakfast pizzas are the tastiest way to get your morning started – the best part is they’re ready in only two minutes!

Talk about waking up on the right side of the bed.  

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Celebrity Grub

This Is What Kylie Jenner Eats For Breakfast Every Morning

Kylie Jenner gets a lot of flack for her food posts, as people claim she’s a spoiled kid who has never been in a kitchen, but those who follow the star closely, know that she actually does enjoy cooking.

On her personal blog, Jenner revealed what her breakfast usually looks like, and it’s not some fancy omelette that’s prepared by a personal chef, or a million dollar truffle. The celebrity teen’s breakfast typically consists of a turkey sausage, egg and rice stir-fry, according to Hello! Magazine.

Those who follow Kylie on Snapchat have seen her whip up breakfast before, as in 2016, she snapped herself cooking up some bacon, a chicken apple sausage scramble, and french toast coated with Frosted Flakes.

She has even snapped herself making cinnamon roll waffles, as she just put the Pillsbury rolls in a waffle maker.

They’re not the most complex meals to whip up, but breakfast shouldn’t be complicated. Breakfast should just be delicious, and her concoctions sound pretty damn good.

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Pizza Huts In Singapore Are In The Holiday Spirit With The ‘Cheesy Bites Supreme’

Pizza Hut’s Cheesy Bites are a great way to satiate those cheese cravings while spending time with your loved ones.

At Pizza Hut locations in Singapore, customers can get their hands on new Cheesy Bites Santa Supreme for the holidays. The bites feature a honey-baked turkey ham, turkey bacon, peppers, pineapples, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms. Each bite is stuffed with cheese sausage and mozzarella, then topped with green and red parmesan breadcrumbs. Each order is served with a jalapeño cheese sauce.

If you’re ever in Singapore and looking for something cheesy and festive to split with your loved ones, this limited-time item definitely checks both those boxes.

Fast Food Features

7 International McDonald’s Burgers The US Needs To Get Their Hands On

With the introduction of McDonald’s new Sriracha Big Mac, as well as various Big Mac sizes coming to United States restaurant locations, it’s going to be a busy year for the fast food chain.

Through the years, we’ve come across a few McDonald’s burgers from around the world that make us regret not traveling more. These burgers feature regional ingredients, outrageous additions, and drool-worthy portions.

Check them out!


McDonald’s Katsu Cheese Burger


McDonald’s Japan added a new burger that features a pork katsu cutlet. The breaded, deep-fried piece of pork is stuffed with cheese. Upon emersion in the deep-fryer, the crust is crisp and golden brown and the cheese is oozing and melted.

The patty itself boasts so many different textures that this burger instantly became a must-try here at the office.

Nutella Burger


Who loves Nutella?

If you can’t get enough of the hazelnut spread, McDonald’s locations in Italy are slinging this sweet new “burger” you can sink your teeth into. Think of it more as a nutty pastry that happens to look like a burger. It’s even packaged in a box similar to the Big Mac.

If there’s one item that’s sure to spread holiday joy on this list, it’s the Nutella Burger.

The Giga Mac


Sure, the US will soon be introduced to the Grand Mac. However, Japan already cornered the market on giant Big Macs with their variant: The Giga Mac.

The kaiju of McDonald’s burgers features four beef patties, cheese, lettuce and Big Mac sauce, served on a sesame bun.

Red Sausage Pork Burger

China McD

McDonald’s locations in China introduced a burger that featured red pork sausage a few years ago. Another burger, a grilled chicken sandwich boasting a fried shrimp sticks accompanied it during its initial launch.

Over here in the US, our eyes popped at the unique ingredients stacked in these two burgers.

Fromage Pan


Our friends at 7 Deadly took a trip out to France a while back and reported back this delicious Fromage Pan sandwich. This wonder of the world featured a patty that’s just made up of breaded cheese.

We expect nothing less from a country so prominent in cheese culture. Beautiful.

Mushroom Dijon Burger


Some burgers don’t have to have crazy meats and coloring to make us salivate. All they need are the right combination of ingredients that simply compliment each other.

Take this Brazilian Signature burger. The fat sandwich features double meat patties, bacon, mushrooms, and dijon grain mustard.

Quiet down, stomach.

Double Beef Sausage Burger


Fan of meaty burgers?

Another sandwich from McDonald’s locations in China introduced a double-pattied burger that was then topped with two plump sausages. The sausages were drizzled with mustard and served on a brioche bun. No other ingredients. Just meat and bread.


Gray Burger (Honorable Mention)

McD China Grey

Because there’s nothing more appetizing than grey food, McDonald’s China dropped this pork patty burger with iceberg lettuce and bacon.