Tocino from the Philippines
Tocino is usually made from pork, though it can also be made from other meats. It’s a bright reddish/pink color from being marinated in anise wine, annatto, water, salt, sugar. Though I’ve seen vinegar being used on many an occasion.
What does pork tocino like?
The taste is quite sweet and it can be a little sticky. It is however very tender. If it’s too sweet then try squeezing calamansi juice over it which actually really does improve the whole flavor of the dish.
The long shelf life tocino
One of the unusual things about Tocino is that is can last for quite a while without refrigeration. The alcohol from the wine helps. It’s found in mid range eateries and up but I’d really advise you to try and get some fresh tocino.
A small plate will cost around 35 pesos.
This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Great food from the Philippines
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