Monday, April 11, 2011

Pork Tocino

The family's favorite tocino
Lola used to making homemade pork tocino, until we discovered that salitre was bad for your health.  So to satisfy our tocino cravings we went on search for the perfect replacement to Lola's.  It was a long search, there were tocinos that were too sweet or salty.  There were brands that burned easily because it had too much sugar, while others we found unappealing because of the weird color it had when cooked. 

Then we found Tita's Special Pampanga Tocino a few years back.  It was the answer to our tocino prayers. We loved this brand so much that during one of our Baguio trips, on our way back to Manila, we made a detour to  Pampanga to visit their original store.  We loaded up on the tocino and other goodies.  The taste of their tocino is a delicious combination of sweet and salty.  When cooked the color was appetizing, the meat remained soft, and the texture perfect.

They have a branch in Quezon City but we have not been able to visit in years.  But last Saturday my parents were in the area, they made sure to drop by to buy some tocino and taba ng talangka.  We consumed both with gusto last night, and for lunch today.  I hope it won't be another 3 years until we get to enjoy pork tocino again.

This post is dedicated to my friend Awic, who a couple of weeks ago requested a post on tocino.  Here you go Wicked, hope you like the post.

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