Lamb chops, prime rib, smoked bacon – these things and a lot more delicious gourmet meat products are available in Bacolod from one very special place – Sant Jordi Meat Corner.
Run by the Schulze family, the meat processing started out as a hobby which quickly became a small business. Word spread of the steaks and delicious, homemade German sausages and so the Schulze family established Sant Jordi Meat Corner – named after their patron saint Sant Jordi of Catalan.
Sant Jordi Meat corner’s main outlet and distribution area used to be at Santa Clara Subdivision, Santo domingo street but now they moved to a bigger and better location on Bugnay road, beside the University of Saint La Salle.
Sant Jordi’s new location has lots of stuff like wines and imported groceries to make shopping fun!
The various meats available are pork, beef and lamb from the Schulze family farm. There’s plenty of delicious stuff to look at and they are all vacuum packed and sealed for ultimate freshness.
There are steaks too! These made my mouth water. The meat has a good distribution of fat marbling and it has a deep reddish color due to it being vacuum sealed. Very nice presentation and packaging with information on the cows and their age when they were harvested.
Breakfast will be a treat with slices of Sant Jordi’s Smoked Bacon and Beef Bacon.
I had to get out my Spanish dictionary to look up the translations of the following sausages and cuts.
Lomo de pimenton – roughly translates to Tenderloin seasoned with Spanish paprika.
Morcilla de Puerro – is blood sausage with leek. (Sounds Yummy) 420 php per kilo.
Cantimpalos – Spanish Sausage.
Cantimpalitos Semi-Picante – are spicy cocktail sausages, perfectly sized to include in dishes like paella or simply as tapas.
Bresaola – Air dried, salted beef cut from the top round of the cow’s leg and cured for around three months.
Chorizo de lola – Grandmother’s Chorizo
Aside from sausages, Sant Jordi also sells lamb chops, ground lamb including french style rack of lamb.
We saved the best part for last – we got to take a look at the inside of Sant Jordi’s big walk-in chiller where all the meat, sausages and hams were curing in the optimal temperature.
Just being in the cool chiller was so amazing!
Tip: Order your Christmas Ham as early as NOVEMBER because all these hams will quickly sell out. We’re not kidding!
Now I know what a tiger feels like when it is hungry! Everything looks and smells so delicious!
Sant Jordi has a nice grocery corner too where you can find all sorts of rare and awesome stuff.
For example they have this special Pate Iberico which is so gourmet on so many levels.
Iberico pork is from a certain breed of pig from the Iberian Peninsula. The farmers that breed the pig feed them a special diet and the pigs taste mmm so good!
Fancy Paella? Well, Sant Jordi has the authentic rice and spices!
Sant Jordi carries Calasparra Rice, a kind of rice from the Murcia region of Spain.
Still stuck on what to buy from Sant Jordi? Let us show you our favourite Product that we always buy from them – Sant Jordi’s famous Morcillas De La Casa or Blood Sausage.
If you like the Philippine street food “Betamax” (congealed blood formed into squares and grilled) or if you’ve ever had the British blood puddings you’ll feel right at home tasting the Morcillas.
Sant Jordi has two kinds, One stuffed with onion, and one stuffed with rice. We recommend the one stuffed with onions for first timers.
We even got some olive oil from Sant Jordi in these cute little olive shaped packs. Each “olive” can cook two sausages.
Just fry the sausages like you would fry a hotdog. Some people like to boil them first before frying but we decided to cook them directly on the pan. when the sides are nice and toasted, the sausages are ready.
MMM so good! This is a cross section of the sausage. It’s very rich and the flavour is quite good. It certainly is a must try. It’s easy to prepare although the taste might not be to everyone’s liking. It’s certainly worth a try.
Check out Sant Jordi today for tons of cool stuff! You can also check their official Facebook page for more information about the meats and groceries they have to offer.
The Bacolod Food Hunters would like to thank Mr. Hans Schulze for making this article possible. The Bacolod Food Hunters are not part of any blogging society. We don’t accept freebies or payment for our articles.