Guide to Buying Sausages, Bacon, Ham & Other Pork Products in Hong Kong
Being British, I love a good fry up, but have always been distinctly dissatisfied with HK's bacon & sausage offering, and the same goes for the hams and other pork products. We have therefore scoured the market to find the finest bacon, sausages and pork products, and would love to hear your findings too, so do get in touch!
Jett Fine Foods is one of HK's lowest cost retailers of imported meats and fine foods who deliver 6 days a week. Their pork selection includes ground pork which works well in many Asian dishes such as this stirfry with kimchi. We (and our children) also love their Spanish Duroc baby back ribs in this stick recipe. Most products are frozen. Get 10% off your first order and an additional 5% off for quoting Mango Menus. You must register first.
Golden Pig has British back bacon, sausages and pork & apple burgers from a family run country from Essex farm in the UK. The sausages come in two flavours: pork & apple and pork & jalapeno. The bacon in particular got a huge thumbs up in our house! The owners were born in HK but raised in the UK, hence their desire to bring decent British fayre to HK! The family business also sells a large range of Canadian pork products under the same brand, available in most supermarkets. We made a tremendous black bean soup with their shredded ham hock... Contact Gavin for orders.
Profood sells European fine foods, including chorizo and pata negra from Simón Martín. This is a family run business is dedicated to the traditional and artisan elaboration of high quality Iberian Ham and Iberian products. With over 100 years of experience, Jamon Iberico de Simon Martin was awarded "Best Spanish Ham" in 2011, Three Golden Stars in the International "Superior Taste Awards" in 2012 and 2013, and the "Crystal Taste Award" in 2014. They are also a founding member of the Jamon de Guijuelo protected designation of origin label. Perfect with a aperitif on a summer evening.
The Sausage Co: uses only the best cuts of the tastiest pork, responsibly reared from European breeds on a family farm, Wah Kee, in the N.T. The pigs are descended from 6 pure European breeds (Yorkshire, Landrace, Belgian Pietrain, Hampshire, Duroc and Wild Boar), selected for individual qualities and originally bred under the guidance of experts from Bath in the SW of England. The farm passes British ISO 9001 quality control certification annually. The animals are well cared for, have plenty of room, are kept cool by fans in the summer, are given a refreshing hose down once a day, and have access to unlimited food and water. Wah Kee Farm mix their own feed using wheat, corn and soya imported from the UK, and containing no steroids, hormones, animal protein by-products, or other additives used to artificially stimulate growth. Made from only natural ingredients, there are no preservatives, emulsifiers or other nasty chemicals in them. There are 5 classic sausages from England and France and they will be adding more international flavours soon.
Butchers Club online sells Irish pork sausages.
South Stream Seafoods sells fresh Aussie free-range pork, Heller's bacon, back bacon and has a large range of sausages including a gluten-free selection.
Tenderloin sells US, Brazilian and German pork. We believe that Leo's (above) is their main supplier. In June, they are offering 1 imported whole chicken (from Brazil or Argentina) for orders over $1000.
Lung Wah Foods sells a large range of products at competitive wholesale prices including grain-fed Australian pork, Spanish Duroc pork (higher % marbling), US sausages and bacon. Most meat is imported. There is no website, but you can download their price list here. Delivery is free for orders over $2000 and takes 1-2 days.
Meat Market sells fresh Aussie hormone-free and antibiotic-free APIQ accredited as well as Spanish Duroc pork. They also have handmade sausages with natural casing, the latter of which you can buy separately in case you want to make your own! Spend over $500 on your first order and get 1o% off with the discount code MEATROOKIE. There are other ways to save money too which you can view on their site.
Porterhouse sells US baby back ribs and tenderloins. Their hams include the Wellshire brand which is free of nitrates, preservative and antibiotics. They also have British Cumberland and Lincolnshire sausages from Westaways in Devon.
Pacific Gourmet sells fresh Aussie pork, British black pudding, homemade sausages including Boerwors, beef, chicken, chorizo, Italian, Cumberland, lamb, satay and chipolatas. They also have Aussie Heritage ham, salamis, prosciutto crudo and pata negra.
TC Deli has Aussie pork belly, chops, racks and ribs, plus imported and homemade sausages.
Great sells pork from the US (Heritage), Australia and Spain. The latter is DeRaza which comes from acorn fed pigs who freely roam in oak forests in SW Spain. This makes it nutty with intense marbling. Their bacon is the Primo and Hormel brands. The sausages are from the UK : Broad Oak, another personal favourite of the author's. They also sell the cheaper Waitrose Essential brand at $38.90 for a 340g pack. Check out the online discounts available at Great.
Bayern Gourmet Foods is another discount online retailer with free delivery for orders over $500 and $50 delivery fee if below that, on HK island. Of German management, they have a large selection of German sausages (slightly similar to Leo's in range) as as well as pork products including Burgundy ham, Canadian bacon and many cold cuts. Not strictly pork I realise, but their apple turnovers are to die for, when in stock...