La Loma Lechon, Quezon City.


The most famous and popular dish of the Philippines is probably the lechon, which is prepared for fiestas, family celebrations (like parties and marriages) and also a favourite dish during Christmas time.

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Lechon is the Spanish name for pig, in the Philippines it means a spit-roasted pig.
We also have the lechon baka (spit-roasted cow) and the lechon manok (spit-roasted chicken)
Lechon (in Tagalog litson) is a roasted whole pig cooked in charcoal. Lechon is prepared by stuffing the inside of the animal with herbs and vegetables. The pigs are slowly hand roasted on top of charcoal for hours till their skin turn reddish brown and the inside flesh becomes tender. The dish is often served with a thick liver sauce cooked with vinegar, sugar and herbs.

La Loma district in Quezon City praise itself as being the lechon capital of the Philippines.
Started by Mang Tomas in the early 50’s his business got a lot of competitors. The other top lechon makers are Mila, Pingping, Lito, Aling Nene and Nelia to name a few. The roasted pigs are displayed on the sidewalks. You can purchase a whole pig or buy the meat per kg. Ask also to visit the place where they roast the pigs. It is spectacular to see the quantity of pigs that are simultaneously roasted and the way they are doing it.

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Where: La Loma district in Quezon City

My rating: 8/10

Very spectacular. I was amazed to see how they roast the pigs by hand. It is also a strange sight to see all those pigs displayed outside on the sidewalks. Too bad the whole neighbourhood is a bit run down.

Nearby: La Loma Cemetery & North Cemetery. Both cemeteries are worth a visit.

Info from: http://my_sarisari_store.typepad.com/

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  • fernand

    Yummmy lechon cebu

  • http://www.expressregalo.com/lechontown.aspx In Lechon Philippine

    Lechon was so delicious, it’s one of the Pinoy’s favorite food. I like your blog, you have the wide variety of topics when it comes to food.

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  • UP Los Baños

    The lechon was very yummy & tasty even without the sauce! We all loved it!.. The founders of the company are such an inspiration for the students with young minds to put up their own businesses in the future. Thanks for the wonderful accommodation! Thanks lechoncebu.com

  • wynne

    LechonCebu.com has a tasty, juicy lechon. Its taste is different from the lechon I tasted before. It also doesn’t need sauce to make it tasty. Accommodation is also very warm, they are very hospitable & approachable.

  • rein

    Lechon Cebu is no.1 for me dahil ang sarap ng lechon cebu.

  • nissley

    D’best talaga ang lutong cebuano lalo na pagdating sa lechon. Ang sarap ng lechon cebu. At ang crunchy pa ng balat.

  • nathan

    Hi ailen, thanks sa link na binigay mo. It helps me talaga. Nag order kami ng lechon last July 21 sa lechon cebu. Its my lola’s birth day kasi… Tasty ang lechon nila at crispy pa ang balat. Nagustuhan talaga ng mga tao ang lasa ng lechon cebu. And we plan na mag order ulit sa kanila this coming September.

    Lechon cebu keep it up. Ang sarap talaga ng lechon.

  • joshua

    Sa cebu ang lechon nila hindi na kailangan lagyan pa ng mang tomas or liver sauce kasi malasa na yung lechon nila. Unlike sa other lechon seller. Nakabili kasi me ng lechon somewehere in Quezon City kailangan mo pa lagyan ng sauce or mang tomas para lang may malasahan ka. Pero when i taste the lechon cebu yummmmy ang sarap! Napakasarap ng lechon sa cebu at napaka crunchy pa ng balat. Sa lechon cebu ko lang natikman ang pinakamasarap na lechon

  • brant

    Yes lechon cebu is truly the best. Wala talagang katulad sa lechon cebu. Napakasarap at napaka crispy ng lechon cebu. Nothing compare the taste of lechon cebu.

    Try lechoncebu :)

  • ailen

    Hanap nyo bay masarap na lechon? Sa lechon cebu na masarap at ma crispy pa ang balat ng lechon nila. Hindi na kailangang lagyan pa ng liver sauce or mang tomas kasi malasa na.

    Try http://www.lechoncebu.com

  • http://www.milas-lechon.com/ Milas

    Hi Guys,

    I hope you can visit our website for your lechon needs http://www.milas-lechon.com.

    We offer lechon baka, baboy and more.

    Thank you.

    Milas

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    Wow sarap naman ng lechon. Parang ang lutong tignan.

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    what is lenchos

  • irene

    letchon for filipinos is the best! try it!

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    I am looking for a place to order lechon. Please reply ASAP. Thank you.

    Your website is great!

  • Annie

    I am looking for a place to order lechon. Please reply ASAP. Thank you.

  • aldrin maquinana

    Masarap bang lechon dyan

  • joe

    WOW…Nice to have such information regarding Lechon. This really clarify the state of mind with Lechon. Keep up the good work.

  • joe

    WOW…Nice to have such information regarding Lechon. This really calrify the state of mind with Lechon. Keep up the good work.

  • reagan balisacan

    anong balita jan? mukang ok ang lechon jan ah/ mag kano ba isa?

  • http://nepspeed82.blogspot.com/ nep

    roasted pigs, smells delicious but no thanks i’m a vegetarian though weak in conviction at times.

  • http://my_sarisari_store.typepad.com Sidney

    I am a newcomer. There are so many beautiful places in the Philippines that I decided to share some of the locations I enjoyed.

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    Sidney! I didn’t know you blogged here too. :)