Photo of Lechon Manok crackers & Ma’am Inasal ulam crackers by Soundtech27. This is a type of chichirya (munchable junk food). Ingredients: Chicken Flavor, Flour Rice, Salt, Coconut Oil, Hot Chili. Lechon Manok crackers are manufactured by Pan Fisher Enterprise of Caloocan City, Philippines.
Also spelled TSITSIRYA in native Tagalog orthography.
Examples of these crunchy Filipino snacks: Leslie’s Clover Chips, Jack n Jill’s Chippy, Granny Goose Tortillos
Cheap Snacks from the Philippines. Photo by Soundtech27. Get your fill of Filipino snacks for just two pesos a pack! Alibaba Crunchy Corn Chips – Hot Chili Flavor. Alibaba Crunchy Corn Chips – Barbecue Flavor. Bawang na Bawang Crunchy Cornick. Lips Bawang na Bawang Green Peas.
Photos by Angie Pastor. Chichirya are munchable Western-style processed snacks such as potato chips. They are thought of as junk food in the Philippines. The Filipino word meryenda, often translated as “snack,” refers to more wholesome between-meal snacking in the middle of the morning or the middle of the afternoon.
Original Lumpia Shanghai, Ma’am Inasal Ulam Crackers, Sizzling Bangus (Onion & Garlic) Fish Crackers. Photo by Soundtech27.
Ulam Crackers are a fairly recent genre of tsitsirya (munchable snacks) that are supposed to mimic the flavor of an ulam (“viand” or the dish that accompanies rice in the standard Filipino meal).
Crunchy Fishcake-flavored Snack. Photo by Soundtech27. This is from the same genre of tsitsirya snacks as ulam crackers in the Philippines. Cheap junk food in the form of munchable airy bits flavored with a taste that’s supposed to be reminiscent of a “viand” (ulam) or something similar.