Noche Buena’s centerpiece

King Sue Chinese Bone-in Ham

King Sue Chinese Bone-in Ham

There’s nothing like good ham to celebrate the Filipino Noche Buena. One of the best hams making the rounds of traditional Christmas spreads is King Sue Chinese Bone-in Ham. Using the leg part of the pork that has more lean meat-to-fat ratio, the ham is cured in a mixture of seasonings for a full month. It also goes into the smoker several days before it is slow-cooked in special brine that remains to be a family secret to this day. This lengthy process is what gives the King Sue ham its distinct flavors. For more information, visit


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