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).
|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.
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.
|Spicy Lechon Belly (crispy!) is love|
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.
|Even their puso is transported from Cebu everyday!|
|Half a kilo goodness|
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’s Original Lechon Belly
Gaisano Grand Talamban, Supermarket Food Area, Cebu City
Gene’s Lechon, 2nd Floor Food Court, Robinson’s Cybergate, Fuente Osmeña 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)
Surrey-Vancouver, Canada (whole boneless lechon orders only) – (778) 998.0875
Las Vegas, U.S.A. (opening soon)