Filipino Pork Tocino Recipe

Pork Tocino is a sweet dish usually served for breakfast. “Tocino” is Spanish for “bacon” or “cured meat”. This recipe requires pork pigue or kasim, which is basically ham shoulder sliced in ¼” strips. The collection of spices is what makes pork tocino so special and delicious. Serves 4 to 6


  • 2 lbs pork pigue (ham shoulder)
  • 2 tablespoons ansie wine
  • 2 tablespoons annatto water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon tocino spice

Cooking Directions

  1. In a container, combine all ingredients, except for the pork. Sprinkle tocino spice onto the pork distributing it evenly. Put pork into container to cure for three days.
  2. In a skillet or wok, add a little water and pork. Fry until it’s cooked.