Ingredients

  • Serves 5 people
  • 500 g pork shoulder

  • 120 g white sugar 

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder

  • one drop red food coloring

  • 60 ml water

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

     

  • to serve:

    5 bowls cooked rice

  • 2 whole tomatoes (sliced thinly)

  • half cucumbers (sliced thinly)

Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork)
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork)

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While the word ‘tocino’ is Spanish for ‘bacon’ or ‘salted pork’, the Filipino version isn’t really the same as the American one that we are all familiar with. Unlike American bacon, which is known for its saltiness, the Pork Tocino is a delicious combination of sweet and salty, having been cured in a blend of sugar, salt and garlic. While it’s typically served with fried rice and a sunny side up egg for breakfast, this dish is perfect for any time of the day.
  • Easy
  • 10 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min
  • 2 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 2 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 10 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Marinade the pork

    • In a bowl, combine the pork, ½ tsp salt, 1½ tbsp garlic powder, 120g sugar, and 1 drop of red food coloring.
    • Mix them all together until the pork is evenly coated with the marinade.
    • Store in a container and refrigerate overnight
    Marinade the pork


  2. Boil and caramelize the pork

    • Heat the pan at medium heat for 2 minutes.
    • Next, add the marinated pork. Add enough water until it covers the pork. Then boil and bring it down to a simmer.
    • Once the water has completely evaporated, cook until the pork is tender for 8 to 10 minutes.
    • Add the vegetable oil into the pan and cook until the pork caramelizes for 8 to 10 minutes.
    Boil and caramelize the pork


Plate and Serve!

Serve hot with a sunny side up, hot fried rice, and a bowl of sliced tomatoes and cucumber salad!

Plate and Serve!

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    Ingredients
    • Serves 5 people
    • 500 g pork shoulder

    • 120 g white sugar 

    • 1/2 tsp salt

    • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder

    • one drop red food coloring

    • 60 ml water

    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

    • 1 egg

       

    • to serve:

      5 bowls cooked rice

    • 2 whole tomatoes (sliced thinly)

    • half cucumbers (sliced thinly)

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