To make this sausage more authentic, use sukang Iloko or native vinegar.
But if there is none available, using cane vinegar or apple cider vinegar will suffice.
This longganisa is distinct from other native longganisa version because it is small and plump, it is not sweet unlike the popular longganisa we used to eat.
The bone structure of a native Askal is on the medium range, never heavy like in Rottweilers.
In an opinion piece for the Inquirer, Michael Tan writes that Askals are often more resilient and street-smart than purebreds.
Askals have been raised traditionally as guard dogs of the home and farm, They are naturally suspicious of strangers, independent and protective of family members.
They are also good to very young children as companions due to their devotion to family members.
The snout sometimes appears black if the coat color is brown.