A few weeks ago, my younger brother drop by my place when he was in KL for some convention/seminar/boring events some weeks ago to give me a 3 packets of happiness tightly sealed in plastic bags, and a big cylindrical can of this strange looking snack that looks like very tiny potato chips.

Romulo's garlic chips with chili
say hello to my younger brother!

The generic pack of pork rind tasted just as good as any that I’ve had, super crunchy, slightly salty, and absolutely addictive. Since I had 3 packs, I gave one away to Kim my fellow #porkgang member. It is also her birthday today so I guess that packet of pork is now considered her be-earliered birthday present. 😛

For the uninformed, pork rind (or pork cracklings, scratchings, check wiki entry) is basically deep fried cured pork skin. It’s the best snack any Atkin diet followers could get, and contrary to popular misconception, pork rind actually contains more protein and less fat (since it’s deep fried to crunchy) than your usual chips!

Suan, Gareth, Kim, and Ringo
Suanie, Gareth, Kim, and Ringo noming away

While pork rind was already one of my favorite snacks of all time, I didn’t know a thing about this little chips – Romulo’s garlic chips with chili!

It’s basically very thinly sliced garlic that’s marinated with a good dosage of chili, deep fried, and sprinkled with more spices and chili powder when done (based on pure speculation).

The end product is spicy, extremely fragrant, and absolutely vampire proof. If you find this anywhere around here, let me know, or if you’re going to pinoyland anytime soon…. get some for me! (and suan too, read her post!)

Mine is running out, I’m gonna miss the garlic chips. Might even need to make some myself once the kitchen is done. Warghhhhh!

Garlic Chips & Pork Rind from Philippines
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33 thoughts on “Garlic Chips & Pork Rind from Philippines

  • July 23, 2010 at 11:11 am
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    Garlic chips. What NOT to eat before or during a first date. *lol*
    Sounds really yummy tho! 🙂

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    • July 23, 2010 at 11:12 am
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      Hahaha very true! Haze doesn’t like it either :/

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    • July 23, 2010 at 11:39 am
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      ME TOO, I wanna stink up the whole office! 😛

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  • July 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm
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    Wow you don’t look alike at all. Except for the skinny gene, which I wish I have. :S

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    • July 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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      well he’s the improved & face lifted model, 9 yrs after. hahahaha what to do!

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  • July 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm
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    Awesome! My hubby recently brought back some microwaveable pork rind from the Philippines which bloats up to twice its size like pop corn. So cool!

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  • July 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm
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    you can find pork rind in indon. usually sell together with sate padang.
    i think u can find in malay too, at kampung baru. ^^

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    • July 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm
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      wahhh with sate padang + pork rind it’ll be awesome!

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    • July 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm
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      Sounds interesting! I didnt know we can find pork rind here in Indo… I gotta explore it later…
      But the garlic chips sound much more interesting to me!! Can we get it in KL??

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      • July 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm
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        I wanna find out where to get that in KL too

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        • July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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          Let me see if I can find the chips in Indo’s hypermarket… Then I can import them into KL… HAhhahah! 😈

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          • July 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm
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            before you import, send some to me for quality control! 😛

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  • July 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    Haha, I won’t mind having garlic breath with this one. 🙂

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    • July 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm
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      hahah yah it’s really nais!

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  • July 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm
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    ur younger brother more leng zai wor. 😆

    dun really like garlic, but after reading ur post, i hope i got chance to taste it lar.. love chips!!

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    • July 24, 2010 at 9:42 am
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      hahaha updated and improved version 2.0 mah

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  • July 24, 2010 at 1:12 am
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    looks eaasy to prepare but searchand u will find weird thing with milk. . . .believe it will remove some nasty after taste of garlic kot. . .try and let me knw if u do that. will be kewlif u can sprnkle some paprika toit before u fry. . .

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    • July 24, 2010 at 9:42 am
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      yah i think paprika will make it better too.

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  • July 24, 2010 at 11:07 am
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    omg nao im fehmes…. 😎

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  • July 25, 2010 at 9:33 pm
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    ky – b fun if u can do some and then blog abt it. . . .recommend some curry flavour as well as other spices and herbs. . . .

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    • July 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm
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      well we’ll see! I need to have a kitchen first. hehehe

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  • July 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm
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    I want to ask my friends to get one for me from Philippines!

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    • September 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm
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      Hi! Pork rind in the Philippines is called “chicharon”. It is best eaten with vinegar with chilli.Yum! I’ll send you some when i go home this Christmas. 🙂

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      • September 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm
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        jenifer: warghhh that would be lovely.

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