LIST: Noche Buena Ham Priced Under P1,500
It's the holidays once again which means you are surely on the search for the perfect Christmas ham to put on the holiday table. Even if your budget is a little tight this year, you can still get a great Christmas ham for less than P1,500. We list down stores where you can get your Noche Buena ham at a steal without sacrificing flavor.
Where to buy affordable ham for Christmas:
Gastronomo Delicatessen Christmas Ham (P1000/1kg)
When it comes to gourmet deli meats like ham, bacon, and sausage, Gastronomo Delicatessen has been a reliable online source since 2018. For Christmas, they're bringing back their Christmas Ham (P1000/1kg), which is a pure muscle ham made with pork hind legs that has been brined and smoked. This ham is best served with the packet of sweet and savory sauce it comes with.
To order, visit Gastronomo Deli.
Cibo Christmas Ham (P899)
Italian favorite Cibo is also bringing back its Christmas Ham this year. Chef Margarita Fores's version of this holiday favorite uses a choice cut of pork that is seasoned with Italian-inspired herbs and spices before being cooked slowly at a controlled temperature to make it as tender and flavorful as possible. This ham is then served with a unique orange glaze spiced with cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg for that extra festive touch.
To order, visit the Cibo website. Pre-orders should be made at least 2 days in advance.
Buena Foods Noche Buena Classic Ham (P659)
You may not know it, but a lot of your favorite pantry items (like Swift bacon, and Emborg cheeses) are actually from Pacific Bay. This holiday season, you can also trust them to deliver (both figuratively and literally) an excellent holiday ham. Their Buena Foods Noche Buena Classic Ham is a steal at its price, using only whole-muscle pork for an extra meaty flavor. Every order also comes with a free eco bag for easy gift-giving.
To order, visit Pacific Bay.
Grimm's Old Fashioned Ham (P799.95/800g)
You don't need to head far for a great Christmas ham. For Landers Supermarket members, make sure to get the Grimm's Old Fashioned Ham, an extra lean ham that is made with Canadian pork and smoked for that classic holiday-ham flavor.
To order, visit Landers Supermarket branches or order online at Landers Superstore.
CDO Holiday Ham (P595/1kg)
You've probably had a Noche Buena where you had a CDO Holiday Ham on the Christmas table, and it's still as great as when you last had it. This ham is made only with tender pork pigue that's smoked and then coated with a pineapple glaze for a sweet-tangy flavor. And at only P595* per kilo, this one is budget-friendly, too.
Just in case you didn't know, it was the favorite winning ham in last year's Yummy.ph Good Food Awards.
CDO Holiday Ham is available in major supermarkets. *Price may vary per store.
Aguila Christmas Ham (P745/1kg)
When it comes to an affordable but still gourmet-tasting holiday ham, Aguila Gourmet Meats has become a reliable brand throughout the years. Their Christmas Ham is hefty with the perfect balance of salty and smokey with hints of sweetness, thanks to its honey glaze. And at less than P1,000 for a kilo of pure pork, it's definitely a steal. This also comes with a Ham Box, too, if you want to give this away as a present.
To order, visit the Aguila website.
The Good Meat Celebration Ham (P588/1kg)
The Good Meat is a deli shop opened to bring produce from Pilmico's Farms closer to everyone, and with the Farms' six decades of experience, you can pretty much trust that their ham is top-notch quality. Their Celebration Ham is packed with 100% pure pork with seasoning and curing salt only at a budget-friendly price.
To order, visit The Good Meat at 183 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, President's Arcade Building, 65 President's Avenue, Parañaque City, or order online at The Good Meat.
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