Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly: The Best Lechon I've Tasted So Far

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila

Lechon?! Lesgow! Everyone seemed excited but me. I usually shy away from this favorite party staple. Not that I’m on a strict diet but I just don’t enjoy it as much as others would. Just about two munches on its crispy skin and I’m done with it. Not until I get to taste the best lechon so far; the Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly.

An invite from a blogger friend, Julius, came one weekend to try his favorite Lechon Cebu. So together with Christian, we indulged (telling Julius that this should be great for my lechon Cebu memories ain’t that good).


Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila
Spicy Lechon Belly
Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly was conceptualized and made to life by Mr.Marlon Gochan of Cebu in 2011. The idea of slow-roasted on open charcoal using only the deboned belly part of the pork (smothered with secret ingredients) is phenomenal. And may I tell you that they transport this “sinful” treat from Cebu everyday, nice.

We visited one of their Metro Manila branches (Eastwood Citywalk 2, Food Junction) and I was thrilled on the sight of our chow that evening. There are two lechon choices; the Original Lechon Belly and the Spicy Lechon Belly and we requested for ½ kilo of each.

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila

They also serve puso or hanging rice that’s very popular in Cebu (which also is transported from Cebu daily, amazing!). A few minutes more and we were faced with our one kilo of lechon plus 8 pieces of puso. This should be great, I keep on telling myself.

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila
Spicy Lechon Belly (crispy!) is love
One look and we all knew that our tummies will be pleased. Armed with plastic gloves for eating using our hands, we dug in and started the feast. The first bite was lovely; the crispy skin and the tender meat with all the infused marinade left us speechless. It was good. It’s really good and I cannot compare it to any lechons I’ve tasted ever. It really is that good.

Although no Mang Tomas lechon sauce was provided, we happily concocted our own sauce with their special vinegar sauce (pinakurat style) and soy sauce. Their vinegar sauce was just lovely. It perfectly complimented the crispy skin and tender meat of the lechon. But seriously, you wouldn't need any sauce for this lechon, really.

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila
Even their puso is transported from Cebu everyday!
Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila
Half a kilo goodness
We’re totally enthralled by the whole thing that it was too late when we realized that we finished that kilo of Original and Spicy lechons (I love the spicy version). We wanted to get some more but restrained ourselves for we knew that this will not be the last time we’ll be having this yummy treat.

The Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly is the best lechon I’ve tasted so far. If only we get to taste it in Cebu. Light bulbs. Oh yes, this will be my first stop when I get to visit Cebu City someday.

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila

Cebu Original Lechon Belly In Metro Manila


Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly

Cebu Branches:

Gaisano Grand Talamban, Supermarket Food Area, Cebu City
Gene’s Lechon, 2nd Floor Food Court, Robinson’s Cybergate, Fuente OsmeƱa Circle, Cebu City
One Pavilion Mall Dine-In, Banawa, Cebu City
Rustan’s Shopwise Supermarket Food Area, Mambaling, Cebu City
SaveMore Market Food Area, Elizabeth Mall, Cebu City
The Maxwell Hotel, Pasalubong Outlet N.Escario St., Capitol, Cebu City

Metro Store Food Court, Lapu-Lapu City
SaveMore Mactan Marina Mall, Supermarket Food Area, Lapu-Lapu City
SaveMore Market Food Area, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City

A.C. Cortes Ave., Mandaue City
City Times Square, Mandaue City
Park Mall Dine-In, Al-Fresco 3, Mandaue City
Park Mall Take-Out Counter, Al-Fresco 1, Mandaue City
SaveMore Hypermarket Food Area, J Centre Mall, Mandaue City
SaveMore Hypermarket, Subangdaku, Mandaue City

Gaisano Carcar, Carcar City, Cebu
SM City Consolacion, 2nd level near SM Cinemas, Consolacion, Cebu
Gaisano Grand Fiesta, Tabunok, Talisay City, Cebu
SM City Cebu (opening soon)


IloIlo City Branch:

GT Plaza Mall, Iloilo City


Metro Manila Branches:

Boneless Lechon Hotline in Manila (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) – (+63) 2.984.8043 | (+63) 2.984.8723

Eastwood City Walk 2, Food Junction, Libis, Quezon City
Festival Supermall Food Court, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Puregold QI, G.Araneta Ave., Quezon City
SM City Sta.Mesa Food Court, Sta.Mesa, Manila City
SM Hypermarket Food Area, JAZZ Residences, Bel-Air, Makati City
Taste Asia, Mall Of Asia, Northwing along Sunset Ave., Pasay City
Puregold Commonwealth, Quezon City (opening soon)


International Branches:

Surrey-Vancouver, Canada (whole boneless lechon orders only) – (778) 998.0875
Las Vegas, U.S.A. (opening soon)

10 comments:

  1. This sounds tasty, will call if they accept deliveries here in Makati! Sayang di ko natry ito nung huling punta ko sa Cebu

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    1. That's a reason to comeback di ba Arlet? :)

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  2. Wow! Glad to find out there's authentic Cebu-style lechon and even puso here in Manila! Didn't know they have it in Eastwood. Sayang, was just there this weekend! >.< If only I read your post sooner... Anyway, will try and visit it asap!

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    1. Hi Sumi! Sayang naman. They have different branches around Manila naman eh. Balitaan mo ko pag na try mo na :)

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  3. Nice! They already have a branch in Manila!

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    1. Yes Mustachio, at marami-rami rin ang branches nila :)

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  4. Yes I agree. Natikman ko na ang CNT and Zubuchon sa Cebu both not to my liking. I went to the same branch and sa Eastwood lang pala ang the best Cebu lechon.

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