How do you like our lechon?
April 30, 2008 8:04am CST
I wonder if any one not from the Philippines has ever tasted our roasted pig or chicken? I wonder how foreigners like it
30 Apr 08
Hmm... I wonder that as well. Let us give them a picture and definition of the "lechon" so that they will have an idea. :) Lechón (Tagalog: Litson and Cebuano: Inasal) is the Spanish word for suckling pig. In the Philippines, it connotes a whole roasted pig, lechón baboy. Chicken and beef, are also popular. The process of lechón involves the whole pig/piglet, chicken, or cattle/calf being slowly roasted over charcoal. Lechón is often cooked during national festivities (known as fiestas), the holiday season, and other special occasions such as weddings, graduations, birthdays and baptisms, or family get-togethers. The lechón is usually the highlight and the most popular dish of these events. It is usually served with a liver-based sauce. However, in some cases, it may be served Chinese style with steamed buns and a sweet plum sauce. This dish is also popular in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and many other parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Below is the picture of Lechon.