Tocino, is bacon in Spanish chopped up into cubes. In the Philippines, it is eaten as a meal served at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is marinated in a sweat marinade mixture then cured for 1-3 days in the refrigerator. Later, it is fried and served with garlic fried rice or white rice, egg, and spicy vinegar as a dipping sauce.
It is very delicious and can be bought pre-packaged at Filipino or Asian grocery stores, or you can make it at home. I like eating tocino for breakfast with rice topped with a couple of over easy eggs, dipped in vinegar for extra flavor.
It can be made with pork or chicken, but I prefer it in pork. My daughter really enjoys this meal and gets excited when it is being cooked at our house. It’s a flavorful dish we all enjoy.
You can also find it in many Filipino restaurants, cooked and ready to eat. You can also find recipes online to make yours homemade. It doesn’t take much ingredients to make, just the curing process, but the wait will be worth it.