Tocino - Pork

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Rise and shine! Start your day with a filling, Pinoy-style breakfast. Make our prime pork tocino the highlight of your morning.

Pork tocino is cured beef, chicken, or pork. Some people call this cut sweet red pork due to its color. Tocino is called “bacon” in Spanish. The Pinoy version isn’t the same as Western bacon or salty, cubed Spanish tocino. Pork tocino often comes from the pork belly. However, you can get pork shoulder or another cut if you want something different for your tocino.

Filipinos got their first taste of pork tocino when Lolita O. Hizon invented it during the Spanish colonization. She preserved and fermented her neighbor’s leftover pork using a traditional local method, and slowly refined her technique until it gained mainstream success.

Tocino is cured like ham and bacon, but with the addition of red food coloring. Tocino used to be cured using salitre (saltpeter), a food preservative and colorant. Nowadays, people mostly use pink curing salt or Prague powder. Sodium phosphate and Vitamin C powder are must-haves for curing pork tocino as well.

Once you’ve cooked pork tocino, you can enjoy its sweet, garlicky, and peppery goodness. The premium pork tocino from TenderBites packs savory taste and great tenderness. Get this prime pork cut for your next meal today — cut and packed in any way you want.

Pork Tocino Recipes:

  • Tosilog (tocino, fried rice (sinangag), and egg (itlog)
  • Crunchy tocino with scrambled eggs
  • Tocino cuapao
  • Tocino pizza
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TenderBites' Suki Experience offers you premium meat cuts exactly how you like them. Our team of skilled butchers helps you save cooking time by prepping your meat before delivering it straight to your doorstep. Whether you want diced cubes or a specific serving size, your favorite butcher is there to help you out.

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We pride ourselves on procuring a wide variety of local cuts and imported meats from countries like the US and Japan. TenderBites' catalog of high-quality meat includes authentic Japanese Wagyu, USDA Prime, and Certified Angus Beef.

If you're unsure which cut will work best for your meal, our skilled butchers will help you pick the right meat for a flavorful meal.

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Why is pork tocino red?
Pork tocino is red because of red food coloring, ketchup, or achuete (annatto seed). Annatto seed is dark red and peppery, which makes pork tocino stand out among other pork cuts. It also gets its pinkish color from the pink curing salt from the curing process.
What’s the best way to cook tocino?
TenderBites pork tocino is tender and ready to cook right out of the package. No need to boil it first, just straight into the pan for a good caramelized sear. You can also grill, bake your tocino for a different twist to a Filipino classic.
How long should I cook pork tocino?
TenderBites tocino can go straight into the pan and cooks in minutes. The thin, even slices means you’re ready to eat breakfast in the time it takes to fry a few eggs and heat up your garlic rice.
How do I store pork tocino?
For cooked tocino, store the meat in an airtight container so you can refrigerate it for up to three days. You can also store uncooked tocino in your refrigerator for up to three days. If you want to keep the meat for longer, store it in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag so you can put it in your freezer for up to three months.


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