Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Alternatives Food Corporation (AFC) Brings Premium US Meats To Your Table

Prime Grade Ribeye, Bone-In Beef Short Ribs, Kurobuta Pork Belly, Pork Boston Butt Steak, Lamb Shoulder and Applewood Smoked Bacon direct from the US to your table, sourcing the best quality meats for a carnivorous feast at home has never been this easy...

Alternatives Food Corporation (AFC) brings the best US meats straight to your table for a sumptuous and lavish feast at home. From US Excel Brand Prime Grade Ribeye, Sterling Silver Brand US Bone-In Beef Short Ribs, Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Belly, Swift Boston Butt Pork Steak, US Lamb Shoulder and Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon, customers can choose from an extensive selection of America's finest. Getting some to your table is easy, just call Alternatives Food Corp. at 0917 571 7979 and 0917 816 0209 or visit their website at for your order. Now prepare your table for a massive all-meat, All-American spread...

The quarantine experience placed everything on hold, and living the way we used to prior to the viral pandemic is quite literally a thing of the past. The new normal changed and transformed the way we go about our daily routine, challenging every sector including the hard-hit food service industry to adapt and pivot to the changing times caused by Covid 19. A surge in online food delivery as well as innovative food products reflected how restaurants coped with the new normal. More and more, dining at home is beginning to be the norm rather than the exception in these uncertain times.

But despite the restrictions of the nationwide lockdown in the past three months, consumers enjoyed unprecedented access to quality food products, including world-class pork, beef and lamb. Alternatives Food Corporation (AFC), a top tier broad line food supply integrator since 1998 makes their wide variety of premium US and global meats available to consumers as dining at home is now the new normal. The impressive selection include US Wagyu, US Angus, US Kurobuta Pork and US Lamb as well as Canadian Beef, Iberico Pork, Seafood, Chicken and Duck to Potato Fries

And here's the cool part. Alternatives Food Corporation is implementing a promotional price offer for their premium imported products until July 31, 2020. Now you can enjoy quality US meats at a value-added discount like the Sterling Silver Brand Bone-In US Beef Short Ribs (P 950/1 kg pack), US Lamb Shoulder (P 480/1 kg pack)...

...and premium US Kurobuta Pork Belly (P 850/kg) from Snake River Farms, just a few from their inventory of world-class meats. 

It was a Fourth of July weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a tempting line-up of Prime US meats for an elegant feast at home...

The uncured, gluten and nitrite-free Applewood Smoked Bacon by Niman Ranch (P 450/ 340g pack) is one of many personal favorites in the inventory. Thick slabs of pork belly with even layers of meat and fat deliver rich and savory notes followed by that fragrant hint of applewood smoke for that perfect bacon experience. 

Breakfast always sets the tone on how the rest of the day will be like. It's all about perfect starts. And the right bacon to set you off on the right course. The Applewood Smoked Bacon by Niman Ranch is noticeably thicker than the local variety with less shrinkage when fried on a pan or skillet. As the fat from the bacon renders, the pan sizzles delicately searing the bacon.

Thinner bacon shrinks and curls up almost immediately when it hits the pan. But not the Applewood Smoked Bacon by Niman Ranch. Thicker and heavier, these pork belly slabs holds its form all the way to your plate. I enjoy my bacon not overcooked or burnt to a crisp, instead I like the contrasting textures of that soft, melt-in-your-mouth bite with just a hint of crispness on the edges. Each bite delivers deep flavorful notes draping the palate with a savory richness tempered by the bold smoky finish of applewood. Pair your Applewood Smoked Bacon by Niman Ranch with crusty multi-grain bread, a freshly brewed cup of coffee and two sunny side-ups and your day is off to a great start.   

The flavors, texture and thickness of the Applewood Smoked Bacon by Niman Ranch also makes it ideal for a classic homemade BLT...

...topped with slabs of bacon. The meaty bite of the thick bacon slab elevates your homemade bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich creation with its savory pork flavors and blend of subtle sweet, salty and smoky hints. This becomes a quick and easy yet satisfying meal in itself.
And when you want a home-style breakfast...
...the thick slabs of Applewood Smoked Bacon by Niman Ranch with garlic fried rice and a sunny side-up won't disappoint.

"What's a steak? Alternatives Food Corp, that's what a steak should be."

Alternatives Food Corporation takes pride in their selection of quality steaks, like their US Excel Brand Prime Grade Ribeye (P 800/300-350g). And you can grill your steak just like a pro at home.

When you have a prime US slab of beef, you don't have to do much. Simply season with salt and pepper and that's about it, no tedious marinades or complicated pre-cooking procedures. Let your steak thaw properly, and give it time. This is one part you shouldn't rush. The late Anthony Bourdain quipped that a simple good steak is also the easiest to mess up. But you have an edge with Alternatives Food Corporation's steaks. And when you have a good steak, you're on your way to a great steak dinner at home. Here's how: generously season the steak with salt and pepper right before placing it on the hot skillet. Let it sear for about 2-3 minutes per side for your preferred doneness and flip just one time and only once. Then, here's the hard part. You need to let it rest for a good 3-5 minutes even when all your senses tell you to grab it for a bite. Once the steak is rested... 

...serve it with your favorite sides of fresh market picks. That day, we had some fresh and crisp French Beans and Marble Potatoes drizzled with melted butter and a pinch of salt from the community market. A slice reveals you've done it right, grilled to medium with a juicy pink center. Easy, right? Give yourself a pat on the shoulder and have another slice and a bite. 

You don't need anything else for steak this good. Almost a quarter to a half-inch thick, slicing this ribeye is easy. And don't mess it up with any kind of sauce. Salt and maybe a dab of butter are all you need to savor the clean, rich and savory flavors of this fine slab of US Beef. Dining at home in the new normal is now a more prudent and safer option than venturing out even for milestones and celebrations when you have access to premium ingredients like US meats from Alternatives Food Corporation. 

But if you think the US Excel Brand Prime Grade Ribeye is the only one that sizzles, Alternatives Food Corporation has one more savory surprise. The Swift Boston Butt Pork Steak (P300/pack) brings the delicate notes of pork with its subtle sweetness and juicy rich finish with each bite. The light char gives it a smoky flavor as the pork melts in your mouth releasing even richer notes to the palate. 

Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, one can experience the pure flavors of the pork. The pork steak also works with a sweet and tart barbecue sauce. I never thought I can get the same juicy flavors from a pork steak as compared with beef, but this one delivers. From the tender bite to the juicy texture and delicate flavors, you can add this to my list of favorites from Alternatives Food Corporation.

On my next post, I'll be featuring the Sterling Silver Brand US Bone-In Beef Short Ribs (grilled it perfectly, see my post here at Dining in the Next Normal: A Savory Feast at Home with Premium Sterling Silver Brand US Bone-In Beef Short Ribs from Alternatives Food Corporation), the Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Belly and the US Lamb Shoulder. Dining at home in the new normal is by no means restrictive, you now have access to premium US meats to create sumptuous meals for the family with Alternative Foods Corporation. Simply choose you meaty pick and call it in. Delivery via Grab and LalaMove is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, just call 0917 571 7979 and 0917 816 0209 or visit their website at for your orders and inquiries. Payment options include GCash QR Code or Bank Transfer. Dine at home without feeling you're missing out, and have your US meats delivered straight to your doorstep with Alternatives Food Corporation.

For more on Alternatives Food Corporation, visit their website at, call 0917 7979 and 0917 816 0209 or follow their social media accounts on FB (@afcphils2017) and IG (@afcphils). 

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