Sunday, September 20, 2009


My friend Lissa is such a sweetheart, and when she and her family recently came back from visiting their family and friends in the Philippines, not only did they bring us some amazing peanut polvoron (powdered milk candy - like a dense, milky, melt-in-your-mouth cookie), but the other day she also gave me a marinade mix for tocino.

Tocino is usually made with pork, but I went the chicken route, marinated it overnight, and then cooked it like Lissa said: Pour some water into the pot with the chicken, cook it till the water's gone, then add in a little oil and stir it around. It's a lovely mix of sweet and salty and cooking it with water meant that it got really really tender.

I'd never had tocino and didn't know what to expect, but it was YUMMY!!!

(Thanks, Lissa! Did I do it right?)


Ivy said...

It's always great to learn about something new. Sounds delicious.

Tamakikat said...

Hey there!

I thought the picture was of 'mentaiko' on rice. These blogs are an education I tell you:)

I hear you may have some plants to pass onto a good home. If I can I'd like to help you out. Let me know.


Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Ivy, I hope you get to try tocino sometime!

TK, yes, please, you're welcome to my plants! Nobody else has claimed them, and you can pick them up anytime from now if you like. Send me your email address and I can send you our address - and we can discuss a good time for meeting. I also have some wafu lamps you might like (two that we made from bamboo baskets from an old gomu factory) - you can have a look, anyway, if you like. abigailmunday (at)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

TK, forgot to say - yes, you're right, it does look like mentaiko! Funny that!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

TK - One more thing - I also have a few indoor plants you might like (a bamboo growing in pebbles, a stephanotis, and one that's very hardy but I don't know the name).

Klee said...

Hi! May I know the brand of tocino marinade mix that you used for this?