Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Palm Corned Beef = Comfort Food

Palm is my absolute favorite brand of canned corned beef. Once a rare commodity and popular balik-bayan box staple, it's now available locally in most supermarkets. I always thought corned beef is made out of ground beef until I was introduced to this brand. It's chunky and packs an amazing flavor, more like a version of slow cooked beef stew rather than corned beef. In that sense, I don't think anything in the market comes close to it, really.

At the house, we cook Palm in a number of different ways. My mom, for instance, cooks it in the traditional ginisa way-

Ginisang Corned Beef
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 can Palm corned beef

Saute garlic in cooking oil until lightly browned. Add onion, and cook until translucent. Add in tomato. Then toss in the corned beef. Stir fry for about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Add a diced potato and you have corned beef hash. Have it plain heated or try it cooked until crispy or ensconced in egg to make a corned beef omelet. Anyway you cook it, it's a quick meal to do especially during those days when you get home from work dead tired and hungry.

Palm is available in most supermarkets and in two sizes- 12 oz. and 16 oz. While the original flavor has always been my favorite, you may want to try its other flavors- a couple onion, chili, garlic, hash, and barbecue.


Fine Life Folk said...

I've tasted Palm I think more than once already at home. The first one was a "padala" from a relative abroad. The other occasion was when I bought one myself at a grocery. It's a bit pricey but worth the taste.

Mei-Mei said...

This Corned Beef is not as tasty as the PNG ( Papua New Guinea )product.I stopped buying it ( I did that,cos I couldn't find PNG product here in States ).

Now I got some from my family who sends me,and this Corned Beef PNG is the BEST ( costs 6.99/can ,but it's worth it ).

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