Friday, October 22, 2010

Slers Chicharon

Continuing with brother's pasalubong from Cagayan de Oro...

Pronounced as "Slurs" (like "slurry"), it was in 1969 when Fely Pelaez started cooking ham. From her hometown of Del Monte in Bukidnon, it is now one of the famous food places in Cagayan de Oro.

They have a store that sells different kinds of meat products - ham, bacon, tocino, beef pastrami. Brother has already tasted their Hamon de Cagayan, and texted me that it was delicious. I then asked him to take home some, but since it would be difficult to bring home some frozen meat products, he just brought home a diffent kind of Slers' product: the chicharon.

Sler's Chicharon

Special Chicharon, 180 grams. This has got to be the biggest chicharon I have ever seen! The bag actually looked as if it was a baby's bolster pillow, and the chunks were so big, we had to break some up so we could take a much nicer picture. :) It was delicious, but I guess one disadvantage of having big pieces in the bag was that it gets emptied fast, too!

Sler's Fiery Hot Chicharon

Fiery Hot Chicharon, 60 grams. A much better tasting chicharon, if you ask me... I just love spicy foods! Well, this one I could either eat as is, or dip in regular vinegar and I'd be happy!

Brother also took home a small pack of their regular chicharon (the one with the red label), but I wasn't able to take a picture of it.

All these products - including the tuba vinegar, roasted peanuts, and banana chips can be purchased at Pica-Pica, a branch of Slers.

*** Jenn ***

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}