I love Tocino!


Ever had days when life seems to throw everything at you, so every free moment you get, you’d rather spend it communing with your bed? That’s what my life has been for the past few weeks, which explains the lack of updates. Lots of things happening both with work and with my personal life. Been trying to get it back under control but it’s easier said than done.

Tocino Bento

My version of a Happy Meal. No toy needed.

In the meantime, let us take in the gloriousness of a tocino lunch from weeks back. Tocino, a cured Filipino breakfast meat, has that sweet-savory thing pinned down perfectly. Originally from Pampanga, this wondrous dish is so fantastically nyummy that the whole country has claimed it as part of their repertoire. While purists will claim that the best tocino hails from Pampanga, it’s easy to find some at most “sinangag + itlog” all-day-breakfast places, served with the ubiquitous sinangag at itlog.

I like it with tomatoes (as seen in my lunch) but it’s wonderful with a little vinegar too, adding sour to the sweet-savory equation. Of course, a runny egg yolk slowly spreading on freshly sauteed sinangag is wonderful as well. It’s heavenly being Filipino when it’s breakfast time, don’t you agree?

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I’ll get around to answering your comments, promise! Just let me get back on my feet first.

Looking to make your own tocino? Wander over to Ibyang’s A Wife’s Charmed Life and try the recipe passed down in her family.

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10 Responses to I love Tocino!

  1. I’m not from the Philippines but I agree — tocino rocks! :) Yum yum yum.

  2. agh! dropped by on ash wednesday, so i feel sinful just staring at this gorgeous boxed meat! :P

  3. kaoko says:

    @Abigail
    I’m glad you got to try it. (I visited your site saw what nations you’re “affiliated with.) Filipino food isn’t as popular as other nation’s cuisines so I’m always glad when I hear people from other countries enjoying it :) (And it’s Tocino! NOM!)

    @fortuitous faery
    Aaaack! Well, if it makes you feel better, I had to skip meat yesterday too :(

  4. Drew says:

    What could ever go wrong with Tosilog and some freshly sliced tomatoes! <3

  5. Mariko? says:

    I love TOCILOG!!!!! Yum!

  6. kaoko says:

    @Drew
    Not enough and still wanting to eat :P

    @Mariko?
    Perfect way to start your day!

  7. mike says:

    i love tocino more than tapa!!!!:)

  8. graziella says:

    I love tocino too! yum!

  9. Badet says:

    Love love Tocino and its sweet sauce, oh and the longganisa too!

  10. Marie says:

    tocino, yay! i love it too

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