Friday, September 25, 2009

Vegetarian Chicharon Anyone?

Pardon me for another post about food, but this one is what me & Atcha has been raving about since we first tasted it. And its the only junk food I allowed Atcha to have since she's watching her weight and been limiting herself to fish and veggies.

Who doesn't love chicharon? Before, you'd be having second thoughts on consuming one especially with freaking weight watchers. In the Philippines, its usually a pig or chicken skin deep fried to perfection. Best eaten with vinegar, bagoong, liver sauce or atchara (pickled papaya), I even love chicharon with rice. And it goes well with beer, soda or juice and considered staple in your next-door "inuman" session. However, it does give its fair share of calories you wouldn't want to indulge on. Studies say "its found that a half-ounce serving (about a handful) of rinds has 80 calories, 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat. That is more protein and less fat than in a half-ounce of shelled peanuts. Rinds are not loaded with cholesterol, coming in at less than 20 milligrams a half-ounce, as against 200 milligrams in an egg ."

Not until we found this local variant of chicharon that's not made of pork, its made of veggies (got the solo pack for Php4, the bigger one in Php16). You wouldn't notice you're eating dried green peas unless you read its ingredients. It does tastes like the real thing without the dreaded fat. Just watched out on its sodium content, for every 26g solo pack serving (0.92 oz) you got 230mg. Hence with everything in this world, get this one with moderation.

And so, my fave list just got longer...


  1. mahanap nga nyan dito sa riyadh...

  2. quite not sure if its available abroad, :-?, it came from the makers of Oishi though.

    tnx for the visit!