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10 Best Christmas Hams in the Philippines 2020 (Purefoods, Majestic, Adelina's, and More)

Christmas is one of the most anticipated days of every Filipino as every loved one will be coming home to celebrate the special day and share beautiful moments while munching on your favorite homemade dishes. Perhaps, you’re now planning your Noche Buena menu, and yes, this celebration will not be complete without a Christmas ham as the centerpiece of the table.


Fortunately, these hams are lined in the market, available in various flavors. Here’s the good news! This Noche Buena must-have can be purchased online and can be delivered right at your doorstep. To help you decide on what to serve on your festive Noche Buena, we have prepared a buying guide as well as the top hams list in the Philippines!

  • Last updated: 06-07-2021
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How to Choose a Christmas Ham - Buying Guide

Now that it is already December, different Christmas hams are already lined in various supermarkets. All you have to do is decide which Christmas ham is more convenient for you and which kind of ham your family will like. No worries! Because we have created a buying guide to help you choose the best Christmas ham. 

Choose Between Bone-In Ham or Boneless Ham

Hams are usually sold cooked, then all you need to worry about is slicing and heating the Noche Buena treat. So, look closely and pick between bone-in or boneless ham. 

Bone-In Ham for a Traditional Christmas Feel

Bone-In Ham for a Traditional Christmas Feel

You have probably seen a bone-in ham in Christmas-themed movies. This is typically their preferred ham as this is more appealing to the eye, giving you that warm Christmas feel. Most importantly, it is more succulent because the bone maintains the meaty flavor and moisture. Bone-in ham flaunts a rich taste coming from the bone.


However, this is challenging to slice since you will be working around the bone. This might take a long time before serving. Here is a helpful tip: once you're already done carving, keep the leftover bone, and use it to make a simple yet savory ham and bean soup.

Boneless Ham Is Easier to Prepare

Boneless Ham Is Easier to Prepare

If you prefer an easy-to-prepare dish, opt for a boneless ham. It is more convenient to slice too. This processed ham is sealed securely to preserve the look and taste. Given that this is processed, the ham is not quite flavorful and may appear dry. But when it comes to hassle-free preparation, boneless ham is your best bet.

Pick a Flavor According to Your Taste Preference

Hams are available in different flavorings so that consumers get the chance to choose their preferred flavors. Let us help you pick the right ham that your family will surely like. 

Pineapple and Honey Glazed Ham for That Sweet and Salty Kick

Pineapple and Honey Glazed Ham for That Sweet and Salty Kick

No doubt, the subtle salty taste of ham perfectly compliments the sweet, tangy flavor of pineapple. The sweetness of pineapple and honey neutralizes the ham's saltiness, making it a more enjoyable dish, especially to the little ones. 


That is exactly why brands offer cured ham with pineapple glaze or sauce, which is a total best-seller as most Pinoys love this best combo because of its sweet, salty, and meaty flavor

Chinese-Style Ham for Smoky and Salty Flavor

Chinese-Style Ham for Smoky and Salty Flavor

Chinese cuisine takes pride in its wide variety of palatable specialties. One example is the rich meaty and smoky taste of their signature dish, Chinese-style ham. You'll be able to indulge in the full-flavored ham in every bite


This specialty takes a long cooking process to assure that the meat is packed with deep flavors of seasonings and spices. So, if you opt to serve a flavorsome ham, this is the ideal choice to satisfy everyone’s palate.

Chicken Ham for a Healthier Option

Chicken Ham for a Healthier Option

If you're looking for less fatty ham or something new to your taste buds, try out a chicken ham as an alternative. Instead of pork leg, this is made with boneless chicken, perfectly seasoned with sweet and salty flavors. 


Filipino recipes also add pineapple to this to balance the taste. Luckily, brands also offer chicken hams catered to those who are watching their diet

Pick a Ham With Equal Meat-to-Fat Ratio

Pick a Ham With Equal Meat-to-Fat Ratio

Ham is high in protein but low in fat content. The fattier part of ham contributes to the rich and tender flavor of ham. However, too much fat intake can harm those who have high cholesterol. 


Always take a closer look at the nutrition facts label to check fat and calories content. Who would want to purchase a ham with more fat, right? Luscious and low-fat ham is the one worth the purchase. 

Consider the Serving Size

Consider the Serving Size

Whether it is a simple or big celebration, choosing the right ham size is still crucial. By picking the right size, everyone can have a taste of this Noche Buena must-have. 


Due to the quarantine, every household is advised to celebrate the special occasion with family only. So, a Noche Buena ham ball is sufficient for this celebration. However, for big families, this might not be enough. Opt to buy a whole bone-in ham or a 1-kilo ham so that every loved one can munch on this Christmas staple.

10 Best Christmas Hams to Buy Online

Now that you already know what to consider when buying Christmas ham, step up your next Noche Buena Celebration by trying out our top picks of hams available on Lazada, Shopee, and Facebook. Do take note that for Facebook stores, you'll have to message the sellers directly so you can get the price list and make your order. 


**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**
1
Net Weight1kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorSweet and Salty
Ordering MethodOnline Store
2

Majestic Half-Leg Bone-in Ham

Per Kilogram

From ₱1,500

Net WeightMinimun of 2.5kg
TypeBone-in
FlavorSmoky and Salty
Ordering MethodMessage Seller
3

Adelina'sBoneless Ham

Per Kilogram

From ₱1,260

Net WeightFrom 1-2 kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorSweet, Smoky, Salty with Maple syrup sauce
Ordering MethodMessage Seller
4
Net Weight1kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorPineapple Glaze
Ordering MethodOnline Store
5

The PlazaPremium Baked Ham, Bone-in

From ₱4,200

Net Weight2.625kg
TypeBone-in
Flavor-
Ordering MethodOnline Store
6
Net Weight1kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorHoney Pineapple Glaze
Ordering MethodOnline Store
7

Roma'sPremium Rolled Hams

Per Kilo

From ₱650

Net Weight1kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorSmoky and Sweet
Ordering MethodMessage Seller
8
Net Weight800g
TypeBoneless
FlavorSweet and Salty
Ordering MethodOnline Store
9
Net Weight1kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorSmoky, Salty, Sweet
Ordering MethodMessage Seller
10

PurefoodsFiesta Chicken Ham

From ₱450

Net Weight1kg
TypeBoneless
FlavorChicken
Ordering MethodOnline Store

Compare the Best Christmas Hams

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1
Purefoods Fiesta Ham 1

Purefoods

2
Majestic  Half-Leg Bone-in Ham  1

Majestic

3
Adelina's Boneless Ham 1

Adelina's

4
CDO Holiday Ham 1

CDO

5
The Plaza Premium Baked Ham, Bone-in 1

The Plaza

6
Swift Festival Ham 1

Swift

7
Roma's Premium Rolled Hams 1

Roma's

8
CDO Pear Shaped Ham 1

CDO

9
Virginia Jamon de Bola 1

Virginia

10
Purefoods Fiesta Chicken Ham 1

Purefoods

Name

Fiesta Ham

Half-Leg Bone-in Ham

Boneless Ham

Holiday Ham

Premium Baked Ham, Bone-in

Festival Ham

Premium Rolled Hams

Pear Shaped Ham

Jamon de Bola

Fiesta Chicken Ham

Features

The Star of Noche Buena

Classic Filipino Treat at Any Time of the Day

Perfectly Balanced Sweet and Salty Taste

Smoky Ham With a Hint of Sweetness

Filipino Favorite for Decades

Make Christmas More Festive With This Ham

Homemade Yet Succulent Ham

Easy-To-Prepare Pear-Shaped Ham

Affordable Full-Flavored Ham

Noche Buena Chicken Ham for a Healthier Choice

Price Starts at₱555₱1,500₱1,260₱569₱4,200₱555₱650₱225₱370₱450
Net Weight1kgMinimun of 2.5kgFrom 1-2 kg1kg2.625kg1kg1kg800g1kg1kg
TypeBonelessBone-inBonelessBonelessBone-inBonelessBonelessBonelessBonelessBoneless
FlavorSweet and SaltySmoky and SaltySweet, Smoky, Salty with Maple syrup saucePineapple Glaze-Honey Pineapple GlazeSmoky and SweetSweet and SaltySmoky, Salty, Sweet Chicken
Ordering MethodOnline StoreMessage SellerMessage SellerOnline StoreOnline StoreOnline StoreMessage SellerOnline StoreMessage SellerOnline Store
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Tips on How to Cook Leftover Ham

Tips on How to Cook Leftover Ham

Got leftover ham? We’ve got you covered. Start your day with a heavy breakfast and try out this ham and egg fried rice recipe from Panlasang Pinoy. Surely, your loved ones will love this scrumptious breakfast!


Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked rice

  • 3/4 cups of chopped ham

  • 2 raw eggs beaten

  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional

  • 2 teaspoons oil

Procedure:

  1. Mix rice, salt, and garlic powder, then set aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the ham for 2 minutes.
  3. Put the rice and add soy sauce. Stir for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the egg. Cook and cut it into small pieces using the tip of your spatula.
  5. Mix the egg with the rice and other ingredients. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.

More Refreshing Beverages to Pair Up With Christmas Ham

More Refreshing Beverages to Pair Up With Christmas Ham

Of course, Noche Buena ham is best enjoyed with a glass of fine wine. Here are some helpful articles on where to purchase these drinks this upcoming Christmas eve. Cheers!

Summary

Whatever Filipino dish you are planning to serve on your Noche Buena, Christmas ham will probably make it to your list. Just make sure to choose ham as per your family's preferred flavor, or based on which kind of ham is more convenient for you. 


Even in these trying times, we should not lose the Christmas spirit. Spend the jolly season with a festive Noche Buena with your loved ones while catching up and sharing good times.


Author: Bettina Tan


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