14 Apr2013

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There is a “Fresh Festival” (think small microcosm of weekend markets/bazaars, but without any veggies/fruit?!) at the Metro Grocery, Market!Market! until April 20th; I dropped by the other day to check it out. Vendors offering breads, spreads, cookies, baked goods, gourmet items, etc. are set up in the middle of the grocery in a market meets supermarket kind of arrangement. I think it’s a nice idea, and allows greater exposure for vendors, so I hope the idea takes and that rents are not exorbitant. At any rate, I was intrigued by this stall “Juan Longganisa” that had several varieties of sausages from around the country…

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Normally found at the Sunday Legazpi market, this vendor has a visually stunning array of local sausages, beautifully laid out on banana leaves and native baskets, or hanging nearby. I ended up buying three varieties to taste side by side, the results up next. What did strike me as unusual was how SMALL the portions or links of sausages seem to have become. Perhaps a result of economics, the sausages are positively puny for the most part… I can’t imagine what intestines they might be using as sausage casings… in some case, synthetic casings I suspect. Pricing wise, I took the sausages I purchased and weighed them at home, they ranged from PHP500-800 a kilo, in case you were wondering. But nevertheless, it was a nice surprise to find this selection so readily made available, and I am hoping I find a favorite new local artisanal longganisa.

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I also purchased some dark rye bread at one of the tables… folks have often emailed me to ask where to get some rye bread, there’s one source. :) It took just a couple of minutes to peruse the offerings, then it was off to the nice section of foreign ingredients that Metro stocks… I sometimes find some unusual ingredients there. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Betchay says:

    Convenient to have all kinds of longganiza in just one stall. I hope they taste as good as they are presented! ;)

    Apr 14, 2013 | 10:38 am

     
  2. Bertie B says:

    “I hope … that rents are exorbitant”

    Why do you wish that the rents are “exorbitant”?

    (Dictionary definition -“Unreasonably high” or “exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason”)

    Apr 14, 2013 | 11:30 am

     
  3. Marketman says:

    Bertie, pardon me, I meant to type, “not exorbitant”… will edit now. Thanks.

    Apr 14, 2013 | 11:52 am

     
  4. Loony says:

    hi mm, i hope you will post your longganisa review very soon so we can make it to market market before the 20th rolls around. Hehe. I love longganisa but there’s hardly any good ones to be found in grocery stores nowadays.

    Ps. My family loved the made in candy candies i bought pre-holy week. Problem is, some of them think it’s too pretty to eat! Was in mega yesterday and saw that they’ll be opening a branch across from national bookstore. Did not get close enough to the tarp to read when, though.

    Apr 14, 2013 | 12:57 pm

     
  5. Marketman says:

    longganisa post up Monday morning Loony… still enough time to catch them at the grocery… :)

    Apr 14, 2013 | 1:22 pm

     
  6. Mabel Rodrigo says:

    Thanks for the info Marketman. Will catch the longanisa festival tomorrow…=)

    Apr 14, 2013 | 6:07 pm

     
  7. Khew says:

    At a glance, I thought they were varieties of potatoes on display!

    Apr 15, 2013 | 10:35 am

     
  8. Raine says:

    MM you mentioned wanting to have a new local artisanal longganisa purveyor, well, if you haven’t tried Tuvera’s garlic longganisa and Enriquez’ (formerly Dipasupil’s) hamonado longganisa then now’s the time to do so! Both are equally good although I think you’d like the garlic better. You may get either or both the next time you come up to Baguio. I tell you, worth the 6 hour trip. :-)

    Apr 15, 2013 | 4:44 pm

     
  9. paul says:

    Love the alaminos ones; with the toothpicks. I lean towards recado versus hamondao types.

    Apr 15, 2013 | 7:39 pm

     
  10. joji mangabat says:

    Hi Mr MM, thank you so much for featuring Juan Longganisa in your blog, and for those who love Longganisa you ca find us at the Legazpi Sunday Market from 6am-2pm, we offer all-day Longganisa breakfast meal.

    Apr 15, 2013 | 11:55 pm

     
  11. joji mangabat says:

    Juan Longganisa has a Dipasupil line up for Recado and Hamonado Baguio.

    Apr 15, 2013 | 11:57 pm

     
  12. natie says:

    Longganisa chronicles, MM? looking forward to that… Getting the meat grinder ready…

    Apr 16, 2013 | 1:09 am

     
  13. EbbaBlue says:

    Love the inbetween rekado and hamonado type. Better make some soon. Sana makahanap ako ng dried-clean intestine. Kahit na kamayin ko ang pag-stuff ng laman.

    Apr 16, 2013 | 4:06 am

     
  14. EbbaBlue says:

    Amazon sells dried pork intestines.. yehey… makagawa na ako ng sarili kong longganisa at beef sausage.

    Apr 16, 2013 | 11:59 pm

     
  15. Liz says:

    @Ebba “kahit na kamayin ko ang pag stuff ng laman”. Haha, sa ngalan ng longganisa. Im sure it’s worth the effort.

    Apr 17, 2013 | 11:05 pm

     
  16. Boopsie says:

    Alaminos longaniza is my all time favorite

    Apr 21, 2013 | 2:07 am

     
  17. RCC says:

    Nice Job JUAN LONGANISA

    Apr 23, 2013 | 4:57 pm

     
  18. joji mangabat says:

    Thank you RCC, you can visit us Legaspi Sunday Market, Makati from 6AM-2PM, also
    we will be a regular concessionaire at the Market Market, Taguig.

    Apr 27, 2013 | 11:15 pm

     
  19. Ronald Casas says:

    yes i can visit you in legaspi sunday market… kita kits

    Apr 28, 2013 | 1:54 pm

     
  20. ESTELITA ARCHITA says:

    Hi! Found your website interesting… Do you have markets for squash? Suprema variety? we have 10tons higher available starting month of Sept to December

    Jul 9, 2013 | 2:52 pm

     
 

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