I only see them roaming around public market twice a week. Saturdays and Wednesdays – our town public market days. They are carrying large clear plastic filled with chicharon like product, plastic thrice the size of regular rice sack. On the left hand is 1.5 L Coke bottle full of chili vinegar.
It is strange. I have never seen their product in any permanent establishment. No display in groceries, sari-sari stores and supermarkets.
I drove her to town clinic for the third anti-tetanus injection. The clinic is located next to public market and that day was market day – Wednesday.
I called the vendor and asked what he was selling? He said it was chicharon macaroni. Wow! I thought it was chicharon baboy or chicharon bituka. It really looked like pig small intestines.
How much it cost? Ten pesos per cup. The cup he was using was the bottom of 1.5 L Coke bottle. The height was about 1/4 of the original length.
I bought ten pesos. He put my order in cellophane. He gave another cellophane with vinegar.
The flavor? No shocking flavor and aroma. Plain taste and crunchy. It was borrowing the hot and spicy flavor of chili and vinegar concoction. I would never liked it without a dip.
Chicharon macaroni. I was not able to extract more information. How and where it was made?
I think it is good chicharon baboy alternative. It might be better than Less-Fat Pork Chicharon.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.