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Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by Roadwitch80, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Roadwitch80

    Roadwitch80 DI Member

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    Curious to know where people here buy their chicken and pork. Robinsons, Lee Plaza and Citymall all have yellowish, slimy looking chicken that just look nasty. They also give off a bad smell and that’s with my mask on. Their pork cuts look pale, with barely any blood, sometimes with their edges turning grey. I have heard of people buying their chicken and pork straight from the grocery suppliers but you’d need to buy in bulk which I can’t do. Other than the Dumaguete Public Market, where do you go?
     
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  2. Princeton

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    We wont buy meat from the big grocers anymore for the reasons you have stated. We use the public market and buy a months worth at one time.Takes wifey about 15-20 min and she chooses the meat and the type of cut she wants and watches him cut it up. We go fairly early..like b4 9am and I'm pretty sure the pork and chicken we are buying were walking around only a few hours earlier. :smile:
     
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    So far, I've had decent ones from Belcris. Someone here suggested it. They can get pricey though. But totally worth it
     
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    We raise our own chickens and buy pigs from a local farmer. Same thing with beef, we typically just buy a whole vow and butcher it, stocking the freezer full. I would see if there is a local butcher and hook up something like this if your family (assuming you have some) there isn't willing to do the butchering. Mine has done it their whole lives there, so they are more than happy to butcher in exchange for some food.
     
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    The boneless chicken breast at belcris isn't that bad of a deal. At the market they charge you per kilo before the bone is removed. Deeply getting more protein for your peso at belcris on that stuff item.

    I've only had one bad experience with belcris. Recently I bought some salmon sashimi and it was quite bland and full of red dye. Much different than the previous cuts I had bought. The difference this time being that I ordered online and they selected the item...and I didn't check before paying. Won't make that mistake again.
     
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    Does anyone slaughter his own pigs?
    I don't really like the way they 'divide' their pigs.
    Would be great to make your own chops, sausages, minced meat,...
    Is it allowed to do it yourself at home?
     
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    It seems that this is legal...or, if it is illegal, nobody is enforcing the law. Please don't move next door to me.
     
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    Didn't think of it that way. The gf thought freshness is the best way to determine if the chicken (or any meat) is good. Yeah I bought some of that salmon too. Thought it was too red but didn't really mind when it was thrown in with other stuff lol. Thanks for that!
     
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    Flash freezing techniques have improved greatly. You really don't lose much taste or quality with frozen meats these days. Then you have to take into consideration that the meat at the market is sitting out in the heat uncovered for hours on end, and likely longer while it is being transported to the market. (I would hate to see the sanitary situation of the trucks delivering meat.) I've never seen chicken breast in the market that I would consider "fresh". As far as safety and quality goes I would personally go for the frozen stuff at belcris any day over the stuff in the market. Even if it is a bit more expensive 10 -20 pesos extra per kilo is a price I'm more than willing to pay knowing that it has been frozen and all parasites, viruses and bacteria has been killed (and I wouldn't eat any meat, especially seafood, from the market without it first being placed in my own freezer for a few days).
     
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    I think you need to be careful with the interpretation of the statement above........Does Freezing Destroy Bacteria & Parasites? I suggest you all look it up. As for Viruses? Notmyrealname?
    Freezing to 0 °F inactivates any microbes — bacteria, yeasts and molds — present in food. Once thawed, however, these microbes can again become active, multiplying under the right conditions to levels that can lead to foodborne illness. Since they will then grow at about the same rate as microorganisms on fresh food, you must handle thawed items as you would any perishable food.
     
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