Chicharon is a very popular snack all over the Philippines. This crunchy delight is one of the best and tastiest products on the market today. Chicharon are pork skin cracklings that are made from pork rind and a little bit of fat. They are boiled and seasoned then deep-fried. Chicharon is usually enjoyed with spiced vinegar. Dip it in vinegar and get that thrilling spicy sensation! Yum!
The light, crunchy, airy chicharon is usually sold by street vendors, restaurants, food stalls within malls, supermarket and other places.
There are different varieties of chicharon:
Chicharon Original – made of pork skin
Chicharon Premium – made of pork skin and fat/meat
Chicharon is a perfect finger food for snack time. You can serve it to guests along with refreshing drinks. Its spiciness will make one thirst, so having a cold refreshing drink while eating it will make the experience even more thoroughly satisfying than it already is. You can really get that “aaah!” feeling after taking a bite of crunchy, spicy chicharon then washing it down with a cold swig of soda or iced tea. Some like to match it with beer and other alcoholic beverages.
Available as snacks or as crumbs.