This is not a product endorsement. In fact, I avoid promoting meat food.
I never eat fast food and would surely avoid processed 🍖 meats. When deciding what to order for lunch, I often tell myself, just have tortang talong or ampalaya (my 2 favourites). I am not going vegan or vegetarian, but I would like to be one. You see, I love animals and cannot deny the slaughter that goes with our favorite foods.
Anyway, here is my hypocrisy. I do eat meat and would “have to” store ready made and easy to cook foods in the ref. One day I ended up at Pacific Mall, Mandaue to renew my passport. Since we were already there, we did our grocery shopping.
I picked up the 250g cooked ham. What the heck, we need this for emergency sandwiches and is worth the try. And it was worth it.
I realised this was a Victoria’s ham, made in Bacolod. 😍
If you don’t know it yet, when it comes to food, nothing comes close to Spanish cuisine and influences than anything from Bacolod. 👏🏼👌🏼💃🏻
I have much respect for hams that keep the fat and make them desirably tasty 😋
For some reason, Victoria’s not found in any other grocery stores in Cebu city (not in other Metro, even Rustan’s and Robinsons – yes I looked far and wide). So about a month after when I had to pick up my renewed passport (eagle-bearing, lyrics enduced), I sort of – hoarded the ham and bought some chorizos 😳
After I get over this ham, I will attempt to become a vegetarian again. We really should stop eating meat 🤔😒🙂