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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lechon Cebu

Lechon is probably the favorite pork dish of Cebuanos.  I never been to a major party here without this roasted specialty. Even the famous Anthony Bourdain rank Cebu's lechon on top of his hierarchy of pork. Read: bourdain's blog . Lechon is a young pig slowly roasted to become crunchy outside but juicy and savory in the inside.  Here are some numbers if you happen to be in Cebu.

The National area code for the Philippines is +63
Area code for Cebu is 32

Cang's Lechon Lahug 2328899
Ana's Talisay 2726491
Zubuchon (this is waht Bourdain tried) 5835699
Alejo's Labangon 261-8575 (I think the pic is from alejo's)
Ayer's 267-5540 (accepts airport to airport orders)
Ben's Lechon 3460711
CNT 233-5339 (another favorite)
Villalonga 254-5460
Pino Restaurant 232-0939

There are more establishments that specialize this Cebuano roast pig and I will be adding more numbers soon.  You may also comment and put the numbers of your favorite outlet so that the world would know. ;)

Prices: it depends on the season and size...typically a whole Lechon can range from 2,500 to 5,000 pesos here in Cebu.  When you buy a whole lechon, you are usually given a free dugo-dugo (dinuguan/blood soup). If you buy it by the kilo, it will be around 300 to 500 per kilo.  The best parts would be the belly and of course the skin. So if you happen to be in Cebu, try our lechon and taste the difference.

Related Entries:

Zubuchon's newest branch
Cebu's Original Lechon Belly
Market Food Trip: Carcar City
Barbecue na lami ug barato @ Yakski


3 comments:

  1. I live in yokosuka naval base here in japan.. i would like to know if I can place an order for two lechon. what would be the best way and store or place to get one. will one of the stores you have posted deliver all the way here? PLease let me know. I would like to order for my son's first birth day. Thank you.

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  2. SA LAHAT NG TATAWAG...

    Kailangan i-dial ang AREA CODE. Kung hindi, METRO MANILA NUMBER ang matatawagan niyo.

    TO ALL WHO PLAN TO CALL

    Dial the AREA CODE otherwise you will be calling a METRO MANILA NUMBER.

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  3. yup, do not forget to include the area codes if calling outside Cebu. For overseas inquiries, most of the restaurants have experience in handling overseas orders so do not hesitate to call. Let me know about your experience so that we can help others as well.

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