Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pork Cracklings : R Lapid's Chicharon @ Philippines

Pork Cracklings is one of my favourite snacks besides the usual potato chips. And recently when I was in the Philippines and while waiting for the driver, I saw this kiosk outside the S&R supermarket selling pork cracklings or Chicharon (the way they called there) and my colleague told me that this R. Lapid's is really popular.

R. Lapid’s is one of the largest manufacturer of Chicharon in the Philippines and they even offer franchising for these kiosks. It was started in 1974 by a Filipino entrepreneur with a notable name and long years of experience in the Chicharon and Barbeque industry.

The pork cracklings looked really crispy and tempting and thus I bought two packets. The biggest pack is selling at 65 pesos which is about RM4+. It's not very cheap but it's difficult to come across these snacks in KL and thus I have to buy it!

The pork cracklings as I have expected was really crispy! And there is a packet of vinegar provided to compliment the pork cracklings as they may taste quite bland by itself.

I also couldn't resist buying a packet of these fried pork intestines. Eating them by itself is kinda weird as I prefer them to go with my porridge. It's a bit too salty for my liking.

I'm really happy with the pork cracklings as they are really good! If you happen to be in Philippines, do look out for this R Lapid's Chicharon kiosks and buy a packet to try. You can view the list of stores here.


Sean said...

heheh, looks very yummy, but i suspect every bite will fill me with guilt! :D

Huai Bin said...

Very nice Eiling!

Freshly made pork cracklings to boot!

I'll be sure to try it on my next trip to the Philippines. :D

KY said...

tapao pleasee, this is damn good! arghh

eiling lim said...

Sean: haha me too I felt so guilty

Huai Bin: Yeah must try with the vinegar

KY: Hahah i know this is ur favourite. Next time i buy more

suituapui said...

Eyewwwww....just the crackle? I love that but must be with a bit of fat and meat. Drool!!!

Anonymous said...

You should try those pork crackling from Chiang Mai as well.

eiling lim said...

STP: but the skin tastes so good by itself too!

Anon: Well, if I have a chance to travel to Chiang Mai, I would love to try it!

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