Lechon is everyone’s all-time favorite. Although lechon is one of the culprits of high blood pressure, it still makes people crazy. In the Philippines, there are various places to buy the most delicious variety of this dish. You will ask for more once you have tasted it on your own. The skin is crispy, and the meat is tender and juicy. Who wouldn’t love such a mouthwatering dish? No one could really resist it. The superstar chef named Anthony Bourdain tasted the Philippine’s lechon and he said that it was the best among all other lechon around the world. Get ready because you might run into these places and can’t resist buying this favorite Filipino delicacy.
1. SAN JUAN MANILA – LORING’S NATIVE LECHON
This store is serving fellow Filipinos for over 50 years and proved to get stronger as years passed by. It is located in 6 J. Eustaquio Street, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila. You can either go there directly or contact (02) 724 2867 for delivery in your home. The flavor is tasty that made the customers come back for more. The best compliment for their lechon is the pepper together with gravy. The staffs will cater all your needs while you are waiting for your order to be served. 1 kilogram is worth P900 and the whole lechon worth P6,000 for small ones and P10,00 for big ones.
2. QUEZON CITY – SABROSO LECHON
Their lechon has a unique taste that you will truly remember. The pig they are using is native, so for those who do not like the usual poultry pig can go for this mouthwatering dish. Its skin is crispy even the lechon gets standby for a few hours. The texture of the skin is golden brown and crispy, while the meat has the unique taste that you could ever taste. Sabroso Lechon is located at E. Rodriguez Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. If you would like to reserve a dish or you want to ask for delivery, you may contact +63 922 841 6220.
3. CEBU CITY – CNT LECHON
When someone hears Cebu, the first thing that comes into his mind is the roasted pig they love to serve, that is why the city is called as the world’s lechon capital. You can buy their lechon in the public markets, but you can also find some in private markets or exclusive lechon stores. One of these stores is the CNT Lechon. It is located at 4th-floor Food Choices, Ayala Center Cebu, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City. The lechon’s price for every kilogram is 600 PHP and the whole roasted worth is 3,000 PHP to 4,500 PHP.
4. LYDIA’S LECHON
There is no controlling your craving when there is an outlet selling pig’s lechon. You don’t have to wait for a feast before you can taste this delicious dish again. The skin and meat are truly heavenly in taste. For every 1 kilogram, the price is P820. If you like to eat it already, just buy a small portion with rice. Lydia’s lechon has its signature sauce to dip with your roasted pig.
5. RICO’S LECHON
Rico’s lechon is another famous outlet of Cebu’s lechon. They are in the lechon business for 14 years. They are selling lechon at Highway 77, Talamban, Cebu City. The whole roasted lechon’s price is P3000 to P6500 from small to large sizes. They now have two branches in Mactan Promenade at the airport and in Mabolo branch in the city. The unique taste of their lechon is the organic pig they are using. Inside lechon, they are putting calamansi, ginger, vinegar, tomato, lemongrass, leeks, and spring onions.
6. GENERAL’S LECHON
General’s is located at the 2nd floor Petron Dasmarinas Village, EDSA corner Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. From 2007, this business was pure home-based and expanded soon afterward because of the great taste of their lechon. It has the Negros-style of roasting the pig. The lechon is stuffed with salt, leeks, lemongrass, and the secret ingredients. If you want to order from their store, you may contact +63 917 704 8070. The price of lechon per kilogram is 780 PHP. If you are going to buy the whole lechon, it is worth P4,200 to P8,500 depending on the size.
7. JAIME’S LECHON
This is the lechon that Iligan City brags about. You can find various bloggers and vloggers featuring Jaime’s lechon because of its delicious and unusual flavor. The skin is crispy and maintains its crispness even after hours. The best combination for this dish is pinakurat.
Just a reminder – eat at your own risk especially if you have some health problems. Lechon will truly make your taste bud go crazy but your health is still important more than anything. Try it once in a while, and the stores above are the best options you can run to.
Featured Image (photo via Instagram, @ricoslechonofficial)