These Tapa Chips Might Make You Forget Chicharon ExistsJanuary 24, 2020
I first saw these tapa chips on our editor-at-large JJ’s instagram and was immediately intrigued. We’ve been spoiled by tons of bacon chicharon and cracklets (which these guys have, too), but I’ve never seen anything like it on the market yet. After ordering a couple packets, I knew I was creating an addiction that would be hard to break. Even when not heated or toasted, these things remain impossibly crisp. If you think pork is too fatty, then these chips are definitely for you: they are beefy and much more lean, only with the occasional fat rimming the guilty pleasure. I’ve eaten them with rice, dipped in hummus, tossed some nori and shichimi in the bag, or eaten them just plain, and they are more versatile and an easier eat than the bacon-y kind.
Tapa is probably one of my favorite meals ever, and these chips have easily become one of my favorite versions of the dish. Their beefy flavor reminds me of Quezon air-dried beef tapa, but with much more meat, and much more complexity. I highly recommend you stock your pantry with a few of these if you don’t mind the calorie count; they’re so good you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between.
Have you tried these tapa chips before? What’s your verdict? What’s your favorite guilty snack? Tell us below!
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Also available at Kitayama Meat Shop