Everyone and their brother said “going to Granville? Hit Oyama…” so to Oyama Sausage Company we went. A relatively small stall packed with literally “to die for” pork products and cheeses, I could have stood here tasting every single one of the products on offer… Wow! A charcuterie selection that would make anyone, who loves pork, weak at the knees. With 99% of the pork sausages, hams, etc. made with their own hands, this was an artisanal operation that is a rare commodity these days. A fifth-generation family-run company, passionate about all things pork, I was hooked… :)
The cheese selection was pretty impressive as well, though I don’t think they make all of the cheese as well…
The array of sausages was mind boggling, the wild boar/venison/duck/pork prosciutto had our salivary glands on full throttle. Duck confit, smoked bison, need I write more?
The bacon selection was likewise impressive and I was wishing we had rented an apartment with a kitchen so we could cook up some of these wonderful pork products!
On the left, a gorgeous country ham for just $99, that’s roughly PHP4,300 — compare that with some locally prepared hams here in Manila at half the weight and a higher price! In other words, the country hams made in Canada, from free-range pork and aged for months or more until they have that depth of flavor that is so desirable, cost less than HALF the price of pinoy hams with little or no complexity! And this was retail at a recognized “tourist spot”!!!
We couldn’t resist, Mrs. MM and I picked one item each at Oyama to include in our simple “market lunch” made up of items we purchased that morning… Our lunch break, up next. :) For more information about Oyama, here is their nice website.