How to make tocino

Tocino/ tosino is a sweet cured product that originated in the Philippines. We love to eat tocino with fried rice, egg hence the word Tosilog (tosino, sinangag, itlog).

Here is a recipe for tocino:



Meat materials: Household measure Wt. in grams
(1.0 kg)
Wt. in grams
(5.0 kg)
Pork (from shoulder or leg or 1.0 kg 1.0 kg 5.0 kg
any portion with fat)      
Curing Mix:      
Salt, refined 1 Tbsp 12.0 g 60.0 g
Curing salt (94.0% salt, 6.0% nitrite) ½ tsp 2.0 g 10.0 g
Phosphate 1 tsp 3.0 g 15.0 g
Water (to dissolve phosphate) ¼ cup 62.5 g 312.5 g
Sugar, refined 9-12 Tbsp 90.0 g 450.0 g
Pineapple juice ½ cup 34.0 g 170.0 g
Anisado wine 2 Tbsp 18.0 g 90.0 g
Garlic, fresh, chopped 2 Tbsp 11.0 g 55.0 g
Monosodium glutamate ¼ tsp 2.0 g 10.0 g
Food color as desired as desired as desired

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Ham Making / How to make Ham



We Filipino’s love to eat meat especially pork. Ham is usually seen in our diner table at Christmas Eve and New Year. Although this is a seasonal product (ham) for sure earnings for this is not seasonal. With around 80 million Filipino for sure there is a market for ham. So, i included here a recipe/ how to make a ham. I cannot attest for the recipe. It is taken from one of our government agency. If you want to try to make a ham it’s a good start.




Materials needed:

2 kilos pork meat (kasim or pigi)

Injecting solution:

1 cup water, ½ cup salt, 1/4 cup sugar (white), 3 tsp. prague powder,

1 tsp. vetsin, 1 tsp. cal. ham. spice, ½ tablet ascorbic acid


Curing solution:

(cover pickle) 8 cups water, 2 cups salt, ½ cup sugar (brown),

2 tbsp. prague powder

dry curing mixture:

1 cup salt, ½ cup brown sugar, 2 tsp. prague powder



1. Dissolve salt and sugar in boiling water for injecting solution. Cool then strain

through clean cloth. Add vetsin and prague powder. Inject the solution into different parts of the meat.

2. Soak in curing solution for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

3. After curing, wash off the excess salt by soaking in warm water. Drain by hanging.



1. Boil the ham in enough water for 5 minutes.

2. Discard water and boil again the ham in another water until soft. Carefully remove the skin.

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How to Make Kropeck


picture from Philippine FoodCorporation

Usually the head of shrimp is considered as inedible or part of it is. So, to address this problem you could processed it and become a income generating product/hobby for you.

Raw materials:
1 kilo shrimp heads (blanched)
½ kilo rice
2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. vetsin
5 tbsp. limewater (prepared by dissolving 1 tbsp. lime in 1 cup water)
pinch of black pepper
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