Inside a compound at White Plains lies a haven for all “chicharon” (pork rinds) lovers, the Oinky’s Chicharon and Good Eats. From chicharon laman and balat, barbeque flavored or not down to chicha bits – they all have it for you. Add up their own recipe for original and spicy vinegar – yes, you are all solved.
Why chicharon? “Because we all love chicharon!”
– Kristine Soguilon-Lim
Oinky’s Chicharon and Good Eats is located at Xotix Carwash Compound, 28 Katipunan Ave., White Plains, Quezon City. It is one of the chain of restaurants owned by SOGUILON FOODS CORPORATION founded by its current Chairwoman and CEO Kristine Soguilon-Lim.
I was lucky I am on leave from work that’s why I was able to join fellow food bloggers for Open Rice PH’s Eat’s A Date event. I enjoy attending events like this because I can expand my network and at the same time I can mingle with fellow bloggers.
Now let’s do the painggit of all the delisyoso pork grinds and other traditional foods I have tried. *so you will visit them and try* HAHAHA.
As of writing, I am nibbling the Chicharon Laman (original) Ms. Kristine gave to me. I am dipping it to the vinegar they also sell on the resto.
According to Ms. Kristine, their Chicharon recipe has no preservatives. The pork rinds are inside a zip locked like packaging. Shelf life is up to 20 days. They have 5 different pork rinds to offer which are super yummy when paired to Oinky’s own vinegar (spicy and original). I personally love to pair the flavored laman to the original vinegar.
Pork Grinds Choices
- Original Balat – P68.00
- Original Laman -P148.00
- Flavored Balat (Barbeque flavored) – P70.00
- Flavored Laman (Barbeque flavored) – P150.00
- Chicha Bits (Barbeque flavored) – P40.00
After some chitchats, it’s time for the burger party!
I did not have a taste of everything because I don’t know if I can still go home if I do. But, my instinct is really good! Me and Cie of www.adventuresofadivaprincess.com devoured the Chori Pandesal (with mushrooms). I am no fan of burgers but the fact that Oinky’s used pandesal made me enjoy eating it. The mayonnaise and banana ketchup and the juicy chorizo patty is a “one hit combo”. We noticed also that they separate the lettuce and tomatoes for every serving of pandesals. That is actually good because not all people like to have lettuce and tomatoes in their burgers, yes?
Now it’s time for a little refreshment. Oinky’s Halo-Halo costs P63.00. The halo-halo is loaded with ube, leche flan, langka, minatamis na saging and kaong.
Just when we thought the food tasting is over… Here comes the Barbeque Carbonara. Oh my! I love carbonara! Carbonaras are usually topped with bacon but Oinky’s put a little twist by topping it with barbeque. And no, not just bits of barbeque. It’s from the whole stick of it! I like creamy carbonaras and this one did not disappointed me.
Finally if you are at Oinky’s during breakfast time, try their champorado, chicken arozcaldo and ginataang bilo-bilo. The chocolate used for champorado is “batirol” which is the traditional way of cooking champorado here in the country. I remember my Lolo Angel when I had a taste of the Chicken Arozcaldo. My lolo used to cook arozcaldo when his still with us. Woo. Nostalgia.
I have created a gallery for other food that Oinky’s offer. Check the slideshow. 🙂
I recommend for you guys to try going to Oinky’s Chicharon and Good Eats. Order a burger, nibble chicharon, refresh with the mais con yelo, share with your friends a bowl of Ginataang Bilo-bilo and Barbeque Marinara. Have these over a great conversation and enjoy!