November 4, 2009

Deli-cious

European deli meats are still not a common sight in Metro Manila. Usually imported, and therefore expensive, they are carried only by large supermarket chains and a few deli shops located in upscale malls or neighborhoods. Earle's Delicatessen is unusual in that it makes its own sausages and deli meats. This is from their branch at The Columns Ayala. Owned by a brother and sister tandem, Earle's has a German master sausage-maker as a consultant who comes here twice a year to teach their staff how to make deli meats authentically. And when you buy any of their sausages and hams, they will ask how you want it cut: thin, thick or shredded. It was the first time I encountered such a thing. This Earle's has nothing to do with the UK franchise—the brother in the team just happens to be named Earle too.

Earle's Delicatessen

21 comments:

JM said...

Hilda, you should try some of ours! In such a small country the variety is amazing. Unfortunatelly you can have them very seldom unless you want your cholesterol much over 200! :-)))

Steffe said...

The food sure looks familiar!

Sharon said...

Stop!! You are making me hungry! :-)

Lois said...

It certainly does look good!

Paula said...

Sounds like they're pretty serious about their product. I was on Uebersee the other day, he had the most ghastly photo of a butcher shop. This is soooo lovely.

Clueless in Boston said...

The food looks great.

Jacob said...

That would be a good place to shop, I think, unless, of course, you were a vegetarian (which Lois Anne is!)...

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Oh Hilda! I would Looooove to have a Delicatessen here by the streets! I would surely be a regular!

Leif Hagen said...

Delicious photo! I see a big, yummy sandwich coming right up!

arabesque said...

yummy! ^-^ but pricey, tee-hee...
is Santi's at mkti its sis company?

Don and Krise said...

I can spot 4 or 5 things right off the bat that make me drool all over my keyboard. You really like tempting us with good food Hilda.

Vogon Poet said...

That question about how you want the sausage cut is quite normal here, I mostly go for thick (meaning about 1mm). Our sausages are quite different from these, but I can se much stuff I'll carry home happily!

Lachezar said...

Looks delicious indeed. Locally made is always better than imported!

the donG said...

oh tasty ones! we too buy it but just once a month and have some at least once a week.

lunarossa said...

Everything looks delicious! Do you know if they sell "bresaola" and "mortatella" from Italy too? They're my favourite meats. Was your last storm as bad as the previous ones? Hope things are getting normal now. All the best. Ciao. A.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. It's amazing how much cheaper deli meats are in the US compared to Europe. My husband loves roast beef and he doesn't have to feel bad about eating his fill over here.

Looks like a nice selection you've got there too!

Ken Mac said...

serious yum!

Cezar and Léia said...

A delicious post dear Hilda!
Léia

Rob and Mandy said...

I am slowly turning more or less willingly into a vegetarian, but this looks really good to me! I remember the day when we discovered some Black Forrest ham in New Delhi, it was like Christmas! But yeah, having more and more problems when eating meat.

George said...

I'm getting hungry looking at this photo!

ellievellie said...

Yum - now this is beautiful sight for my eyes!