These Tapa Chips Might Make You Forget Chicharon Exists

January 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

Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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4 responses to “These Tapa Chips Might Make You Forget Chicharon Exists”

  1. hehehe says:

    Where can we buy and how much are those?

  2. Val and Clai says:

    How much po? šŸ™‚

  3. Alquanna says:

    Sana nilakihan yung font kung saan pwedeng mag-order. šŸ™‚

  4. Jen says:

    Its sooo good but kinda pricey at 400/bag. You can eat like chips or as topping with your garlic rice.

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