Sunday, November 30, 2008
I've always loved Ham (Jamon Serrano, Prosciutto, Farmers ham, Turkey Ham etc...) but this year I am more interested in Chinese Ham. My knowledge on Chinese ham is very very limited. I'm ashamed to say that I only know Majestic Ham.... I love Majestic Ham but I'm sure that there are many other chinese hams out there that are good or even better, so this year I'm dead set on finding out which ones, or at least trying them all out...
After doing some research, I have only been able to shortlist 3 popular Chinese Hams: EXCELLENTE, MAJESTIC and ADELINAS. Today, while doing my Christmas shopping in Alabang Town Center, I noticed a kiosk selling Adelinas ham. So I bought a 800 gram piece for ham de boned. Price was about 560 pesos (not bad at all for 800 grams of ham which was mostly meat and hardly any fat).
I sliced the ham in half and put the other half in the freezer. The other half I sliced in thin slices. As I tried the first slice, it reminded me of Majestic Ham, Although Adelinas is not as salty as majestic. It also comes with a very sweet sauce/syrup which I did not try because I don't like my ham to be very sweet.
As far as the texture, it as a bit dry (since the 'ball' of Ham hardly had any fat) but quite tasty. This would go very well with ensaymada or pan de sal for breakfast. I'm wondering though if this could be served also like 'pica pica' like the way Jamon Serrano is served?? And what wine would go well with this??
I'll be going on an excursion to Quiapo next week to buy EXCELLENTE Ham and compare it to Adelinas. I'll keep you posted once I have already tried it.
Posted by Miguel at 10:53 PM