Delimondo has been around for quite sometime now. I still remember seeing them back in Salcedo Weekend Market and until now, their corned beef is as amazing as ever.
This Holiday Season, I’ll be hosting the Christmas Dinner for my family. And because I have a lot of commitments to juggle, I don’t think I can put together the Christmas dinner alone. Thankfully though, Delimondo is here to help! Their package arrived early, so I can at least check one out of my to-do list.
Most of my visitors are in their late-30s to 40s with a few Kids. I’m pretty sure that nothing will get a tita’s approval than a very good cheese platter with some deli and three types of wine (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah).
The Delimondo History
The Delimondo line is owned by Katrina Ponce Enrile, daughter of the politician, Juan Ponce Enrile. In an interview with The Philippine Star, Katrina said her dad is fond of the good ol’ American corned beef. But the ones sold in the groceries are a little too sloppy for their liking. That’s until they’ve acquired a food processing facility in 1995. They’ve managed to create a corned beef based on their specifications.
And the rest is history.
Personally, I’m not fond of corned beef myself. I feel like they have too much extenders, just like any processed canned meat. But I remember tasting a good quality, home-made corned beef back in Palawan in my pre-teen years. The grass-fed beef was manually cured, smoked and shredded by my uncles and the flavor is over-the-top delicious. My mom used to take home some of it when she’s visiting her hometown, but I kinda forgot about it. Until I tasted Delimondo.
I first saw it in Salcedo Weekend Market. The packaging was too bland that it stood out. “Delimondo” written in plain old Helvetica. Like I said, I’m not fond of corned beef so I never bought one until I saw it in the shelves of Rustan’s and Cash & Carry. I bought one just to try it out and I’m glad I did!
Delimondo Must-try: Meatloaf and a whole lot of Sausages
Last year, Delimondo opened their very first physical shop in Makati, a walking distance from my condo. It’s beside Petra & Pilar, along Urban Avenue. Petra & Pilar deserves its own blog post but I guess we’ll get into that some time in 2018 (come on, guys. My time is limited).
Their physical shop offers a great dining experience too! My favorites are Spicy Tinapa Fried Rice, Corned Beef Caldereta Lasagna, and the San Marco cake. For those who are living outside Makati, you can order through email so they can deliver it straight to your doorstep. My favorite Delimondo products so far are the Schublig & Cheese, Chorizo Bilbao, and their Spicy Meatloaf.
There are a lot of delis sold in the Philippines. But Delimondo just hit home for me. I love how they started, the passion behind it, the story. I’ve read somewhere that a brand’s story affects the Millennials’ buying decisions. Well I guess I’m a true-blooded millennial after all.
The Delimondo Giveaway
And because it’s the gift-giving season, It’s time for a Christmas Giveaway! Simply do the tasks below for more chances of winning! technically, you just have to follow me on my social media accounts and share this article. You’ll be good to go. 🙂
I’ll be giving away a gift bag filled with honey-cured bacon, Schublig & cheese sausage, Chicken Garlic & Cheese, Hungarian & Cheese, and Chorizo Bilbao. The raffle will end on December 18 and will be delivered on the 19th.