Like most Pinoys, I love corned beef. Not just as the standard corned beef hash, but I also use it for other dishes like Corned Beef Lugaw, Corned Beef Sinigang and Corned Beef Fried Rice. I use different brands depending on what recipe I’m preparing, so I am always eager to try new brands. One of the more recent ones I’ve tried is Highlands Gold Corned Beef.
Highlands Gold Corned Beef is the premium offering of Highlands Corned Beef. I haven’t tried their regular red line, so I can’t compare, but from what I’ve seen of the Gold variant, it seems to benchmark against imported brands like Palm.
Opening the can yielded a tightly packed chunk of corned beef. The chunk breaks apart to long strands that hold up well to sauteing and even toasting to a dry crispy corned beef. It’s also good for plain sauteing with onions, or simmered in a little water for a soupy corned beef hash. It’s not as salty as other brands, so it’s a good choice if you’re trying to cut down on your salt intake. If you’re after chunky-style corned beef, Highlands Gold is a good local alternative to expensive foreign brands.