New Food Now: Can Highlands Corned Lamb Be the Next Canned Food Craze?

July 13, 2019

While Highlands isn’t my favorite corned meat brand, their newest product might just change my mind. Though their corned beef, a notch higher in terms of taste and texture compared to the other CDO variants, is still lacking in what I’m looking for when I crave for a generous serving of canned beef, their latest offering—Highlands Corned Lamb—is something you’re highly likely to see in my grocery cart for the weeks and months to come.

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I love lamb—it’s my favorite meat. So you can imagine my excitement and curiosity when I spotted a tower of these in the SM Aura grocery. While lamb can be slightly more expensive than your regular slab of beef, a can of Highlands Corned Lamb sells for PHP 145.50—which is not bad at all if you compare it to the imported and premium corned beef brands such as Palm, Hereford, or even our local Delimondo.

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Open the can and you’ll feel like you’ve been duped. The texture is identical to normal corned beef, but once it hits the oil and starts to sizzle, your whole kitchen will start smelling like lamb. I admit I was a bit scared to try this—I mean seriously, it’s one of those odd things you see in the grocery that make you wonder how the heck it was possible to stuff in a can, but it was pretty decent. No chemical flavor, no weird aftertaste, no bizarre textures playing around in your mouth. While it doesn’t crisp up as quickly as normal corned beef does, the gamey flavor is very pronounced, so much so that you can probably even serve this with a bit of mint jelly on the side.

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I’m planning to drop by SM Aura soon to grab a few more cans of this Corned Lamb. Muster the patience and fry it to a crisp, and pair it with some buttered garlic rice and an egg. Or maybe toss it in some fresh tomato sauce to top on penne? It’s definitely a dream come true for those who want their fix of lamb—and quick.

Have you tried Highlands Corned Lamb? What other recipes can you think of whipping up with it? Make us hungry in the comments section below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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6 responses to “New Food Now: Can Highlands Corned Lamb Be the Next Canned Food Craze?”

  1. llyann says:

    will surely try this one…not too expensive… btw, thanks mikka, had a feast at akbistro ^^

  2. Lee says:

    This is something I have to try.

  3. Volts Sanchez says:

    Beef, sure. Tuna, why not. But lamb? Hmm.

  4. Nica Angeles says:

    This I’ve got to try. I love lamb!

  5. charissetan says:

    We tried it! It was really good! We drizzled some EVOO on it before serving. Next time, we’ll have it with mint jelly! 😀

  6. Midge K. Manlapig says:

    Had it for breakfast this morning; quite delish, I must say. Bought another tin to use for a kitchen experiment: corned lamb burgers in warmed pita with Greek salad!

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