How do you like our lechon?

Philippines
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
2 responses
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
lechon - 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.
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.
• Philippines
1 May 08
well said.Me, i love the crispy skin and I am really an addict of paksiw na lechon
• Philippines
1 May 08
Oh yeah! I love paksiw na lechon as well.... even the crispy ones. YUM! YUM!
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I love lechon so much :) I have an american friend who's amazed just at looking to pinoys who he says are swarming at the lechon's skin. He says why do they swarm in that leathery type of skin so much? eh masarap kaya yun!