Guess you’ve never seen a tropic-cured dry ham? Bring your food-quality hacksaw it you want to eat it. I bought an tropic-cured ham, once, out of curosity, in a shop in North Carolina, and brought it home, then, to Manila. I didn’t have a hacksaw, so I don’t know what it tasted like; I could not cut it. And I mean that literally; it got tossed. Philippines has Chinese-cured dry ham; a different taste; but that’s a Christmas special; basically no other time of the year.
Again, basically, other than Chinese, there is no dry-cure ham in the Philippines. It is all wet.
And Santis is probably the the best all-round deli in Manila.
Oh My God!! Now I am sounding like the hot dog people!!!