Craving Cebu Lechon

I’m seriously craving for lechon from Cebu because a certain someone sent me a text to gloat about the food there. Can you believe that I only discovered how great their version of lechon is 2 years ago? Before that time, I only thought Cebu is famous for danggit. If you haven’t tasted Cebu lechon, you are missing half of your life. Seriously!

What’s the big deal about this lechon, you ask. Well, the lechon mom brings home from her Cebu travels does not come with sauce. It doesn’t need a sauce because the flesh is already very tasty. She buys it an hour before her flight back to Manila so add the travel time plus Manila’s traffic, the skin isn’t crispy anymore when mom-bearing-yummy-lechon reaches our house. In spite of that, the skin is still edible. In fact, it tastes good and is not makunat unlike Manila lechon. Another thing, with Manila lechon I only like the skin. I have to drown the flesh in sauce before I eat it. With the Cebu version, the flesh is as good as the skin. Maybe even better and no, I’m not kidding.

I have no plans of going to Cebu any time in the near and not-so-near future. I do love food tours but I want to stick to drivable food tours mmmkay. Going to Cebu just to eat lechon is just insane and a waste of good money. The wonder that is the interwebs has revealed the next best thing – lechon cooked the Cebu way here in Manila! Huzzah!!!

Food Bloggers’ recommendations:

I’m planning to order for our family’s Christmas dinner because last year was a disaster (and deserves a separate post). I might go for Sabroso but if you have recommendations, tell me so!


  • Hi. Hope you could also try Manong's Tasty Lechon Cebu. We are now based in Metro Manila to cater to your needs. No need to order from Cebu. Our lechon is the same quality that has been enjoyed by several Cebuanos years back. Call us at 7032133. FREE delivery w/n Metro Manila.

  • Masarap talaga ang lechon lalo na paggaling cebu.

    Speaking of lechon. Ang “suki” ko sa cebu na nagtitinda ng lechon ay magbubukas na ng branch sa Pasay. Guyz it is a good news to all of us na taga Manileños dahil sa wakas magkaroon na rin sila ng outlet dito. This coming june 24 ang opening nila @ JAC Liner Bus Terminal, LRT-Buendia Station.

    So paano kita kits nalang tayo doon. Im sure na magugustuhan nyo ang lasa ng lechon nla dahil sa taglay nitong sarap. 🙂

  • Roland, re Manong's Tasty Lechon Cebu…you're not kidding… I am from Cebu but will stay in Mla. in Jan2010.. magkano ang mediumsize lechon pls, very interested and am lookg around, hope u give good kailangan talagang malutong at Cebu taste.. thanks , Mrs.Kong..pls answer asap, coz I need to finalize this. at kung very afford.para sa akin, i will order 2 de leche lechon..

    my email is LROLLON2002@YAHOO.COM

  • Hi. I recently tasted Ulcing's lechon and it's the closest to Cebu Lechon I've tasted! Their numbers.



    I swear to their authenticity. I tasted them at Anton Diaz's Food Tasting event several weeks ago.

  • Hmmm…. lami ah litson…

    Do you know the food platform in Cebu?

    Well, My friend recommended it to me and oh my – it's fun when u know where u wanna and should eat in CEBU!!! Well, c ya!! N blog on!!!!!

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