Ever heard of Killion?
I’ve gotten a lot of searches and inquiries on this site regarding Killion Merchandising in Quiapo. Killion is a very familiar name among people in the food service industry. However, the connection escapes me since I don’t go to this store much; however, I presume you’d have more affinity with Killion if you own a restaurant, baking or catering business. The store is very unpretentious and finding it is hard. You just have to ask a local and they will point you to one of those obscure Quiapo side streets.
What is good, as I found out from my last visit, is that you can buy retail items here too – useful for when you’re just baking cookies for the family and not the whole banquet.
What you can find in Killion: tapa, or cured beef meat (P200/kilo), chocolate chips (local pack sells at P125/kilo), pistachios, raisins, dates, cherries, almonds, nachos ( P36/package), nacho cheese sauce (P140 per 1 kg tub), mozzarella cheese (P380/kilo), pepperoni (P228/kilo), kikiam (P78/kilo) steaks, Australian beef brisket (P145/kilo), dried casing for longganisa, chap chae noodles, frozen vegetables, canned goods, kani (crab sticks), Shamrock waffle mix… the list goes on and on.
Prices quoted herein were as of my last visit, before New Year 2008.
The secret of Killion’s popularity is perhaps its lower prices and the fact that it has built a loyal base of customers, mostly from the food industry, after all these years.
Quiapo, of course, is also the home of those stores selling cheap household/restaurant products (try Community Commercial). photography shops, the delectable Excelente Ham, fortune tellers, herbalists, fifty-peso street massages, pirated DVDs, under-the-bridge Philippine handicraft shops etc. etc.
40 Orosco Street, Quiapo Manila
tel No. 733-8221, 733-2093