Healthy Star Ham Soy Protein

Healthy Star Ham Soy Protein

There are different kinds of ham prepared .in the Philippines in various ways like Chinese style ham, American ham. quick-cured ham or sweet ham, chicken ham. rolled ham and mini chicken ham. Continue reading “Healthy Star Ham Soy Protein”

Basic Meat Processing

Meat Processing means prolonging the shelf life of a meat product. It is primarily done thru inhibiting, destroying, or limiting bacterial growth. Although, meat spoilage could be cause by microbial, physical or chemical change also.

These are some procedures used in meat processing:

1. Drying = This is done by removil water / moisture in meat by means of the sun and air or by artificial means (heating chamber). If food have less moisture bacterial growth is inhibited. Example of product which used sun drying is Daing. Continue reading “Basic Meat Processing”

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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