Can you possibly resist the mouth watering aroma of fine tender meat slowly roasted to golden brown over charcoal? How about the succulent meat under the crackling skin that smells and tastes deliriously delectable?
No one could possibly resist the unique taste of the Philippines’ iconic lechon. Indeed this name has been a household name and the center of all Filipino parties and celebrations. No birthday, fiesta, or anniversary is ever complete without this food on the table. It is really beyond doubt that this native Filipino dish is one of the most popular dishes, not only in Asia, but in other parts of the world as well. In fact, most foreigners that have tasted roast pig agree that it is one of the best tasting foods that they have ever tried. pig roast nj
Lechon literally means suckling pig. This native Filipino dish is actually a young pig, or piglet impaled in a bamboo branch, which is placed on a pit, and slowly roasted over charcoal. The slow cooking of the young pig and the constant brushing of sauce and pig fat all over its body causes the skin to become tender and crispy. This is probably one of the reasons why lechon is distinctly tender in the inside, and crunchy on the outside.
Although lechon is a Filipino specialty, the best tasting lechon is that which comes from Cebu. Cebu is an island in the Southern part of the Philippines which produces the best tasting lechon in the country. In fact, Cebu lechon is so tasty that even if there are many other lechons in the country, a lot of people still prefer the original version. So, what makes this recipe special then?
Well, for starters, it has a unique taste that results from a secret recipe known only to Cebuanos. This secret recipe is responsible for the distinct taste that clings to the mouth, leaving an aftertaste that lingers in the taste buds. Certainly, nothing compares to the savory taste of Cebu lechon; especially blended with herbs and spices, and cooked to perfection.
Unlike the conventional manner of cooking lechon which involves dipping lechon in the usual gravy, the meat is dipped in a mixture of vinegar, fish sauce, herbs and spices, and some secret ingredients. Moreover, the pig belly is also stuffed with herbs and spices providing a sweet taste and aromatic blend.
The amazing thing about this special dish is that you do not really have to be in the Philippines to taste it, because this is now available in some selected parts in the world, like in Los Angeles, USA. Moreover, people can actually order from this Los Angeles based Cebu lechon with free delivery within Los Angeles county. To top it all, this LA based Cebu lechon is genuinely an original Cebu recipe and tastes just like the famous Cebu lechon in the Philippines.