Different Types of Longganisa
A longganisa is a type of smoked chorizo or sausage stuffed inside a hog casing. It is a common viand for breakfast in Filipino homes.
Generally, there are two types of Longganisa:
1. Garlicky (de Recado)
2. Sweet (Jamonado)
Below are some of the well-known Filipino longganisa:
- Vigan Longganisa – garlicky, spicy, and tangy, influenced by the Mexican Salami. Best served with sukang Ilocos.
- Pampanga Longganisa – sweet, skinless, and brown. Locally known as Guagua.
- Alaminos Longganisa – loaded with lots of garlic for a stronger flavor. Hung using a buli grass string.
- Bacolod Longganisa – rich sweet flavor and smoky taste. Contains big chunks of fat.
- Tuguegarao Longganisa – stuffed with lots of garlic. Used to scare off aswangs.
- Lucban Longganisa – salty with a faint garlicky taste. Used as an ornament during Pahiyas.
- Cebu Longganisa – a mix of de Recado and Jamonado. Sweet and spicy with a hint of garlic. Can be skinless or placed in a hog casing.