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Top 10 Hams in Metro Manila
Pig out on the best meat this season.
By: Alicia Sy  |   Published on: Dec 18, 2011 - 10:41pm


( During the season of feasting, nothing says Christmas like a table laden with an indulgent feast anchored by a glistening roasted ham (no disrespect to the ubiquitous queso de bola). In our search for the perfect holiday ham we have learned much about the power of nostalgia. Our horizontal ham tasting evoked emotional reactions so visceral and with reverie so intense,  it was nearly impossible to choose which one we liked best.

As with anything else, the range in preference runs the gamut and therefore so does our list. Should your tastes prefer salty over sweet, baked over smoked, shoulder or shank, or should you enjoy a traditional Virginia-style baked ham over a sharp and pungent Chinese-style one, we’ve found a ham for you:

'Tis the season to pig out. Click for more.


Photos courtesy of Majestic Ham, Santi's, from Adelina's Facebook page, At Maculangan for Yummy Magazine (Joy's Swiss Ham), (Excelente) and Leslie of, Cyrene dela Rosa (Michelle Dee's ham).

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  • The real whole meat hams
    For me kingsue hams are far better tasteful than fiesta & holiday hams.
    Dec 01 2013 @ 04:42pm     Reply  
  • flynster
    Excelente used to be our favorite (besides Majestic--have yet to taste Joy's) but we stopped buying Excelente a couple of years back ever since we say a baby cockroach swimming in their sauce (mind you, we were in the store buying it). After all these years and being successful with their ham and all, you'd think they'd at least upgrade their store and keep it clean.
    Dec 27 2012 @ 12:45pm     Reply  
    Holiday Ham is THE BEST HAM IN THE PHILIPPINES! 10 out of 10 moms voted Holiday Ham is the best ham...
    Dec 26 2011 @ 11:14am     Reply  
  • Jennypot
    Excellente still tops my list :)!
    Dec 26 2011 @ 09:24am     Reply  
  • Oinky
    I know none of those Hams. I never thought there are other Hams aside Purefoods Fiesta Ham. Lol
    Dec 26 2011 @ 09:12am     Reply  
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