But where I do my grocery-shopping is not usually the place where I buy my meat, not unless when I do the groceries at S&R. One of the places I go to for my meat is My Own Meat Shop located along Panay Ave. I love this place because it does not look like a meat shop. Look!
The inside of the place is so spacious and clean, and the meat are packed in vacuum sealed, leak-proof containers so I don't have to worry about surface contamination. But, if touching meat packages with your bare hands makes you queasy, no worries, you can wash your hands at the sink provided for that reason.
The more expensive items are sold per slice. Imported items are on hand like: Australian/New Zealand lamb, Australian wagyu, US Black Angus, scallops, Chilean sea-bass, among many others. Their giant-sized scallops come at a more decent size than the gigantic bags at S&R. One bag contains about 12-15 jumbo scallops.
They also sell different kinds of balls: fish tofu, squid balls, fish balls, etc. If you are looking for fish balls like the ones from Singapore, the variety they sell comes close to it.
Different cuts of fries are also available, but I haven't tried them because I try to not let my kids eat fries.
A lot of the customers are institutions/restaurants, that is why packing in boxes is not an unusual sight. I have also seen a lot of grandmothers buy slabs of Black Angus rib-eyes, perhaps preparing for Sunday dinners with their kids and grandchildren.
My Own Meat Shop
91-95 Panay Ave., Quezon City
near National Bookstore -Quezon Ave. branch