Best Lechon Cebu – Where to Find?
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Being on the apex of the food chain gives us the power to eat plants and other animals like us. Although some opted to become herbivores, there are us who enjoy the tasty meat of beasts. And, when you’re a beast-eater mammal, chances are, one of your favorite dishes is the suckling pig, especially when roasted.
In the Philippines, one of the most prominent food delicacies is the lechon. In fact, lechon is referred to as the “Pambansang Pagkain ng Pilipinas” or “Philippines’ National Dish”. Filipinos prepare lechon for special occasions, festivals, and the holidays throughout the year.
It is a common knowledge in the Philippines (and around the world) that the best lechon can be found in the Province of Cebu. In fact, Anthony Bourdain himself acknowledged that fact.
In Cebu City, they say that you can find the best lechon in Ricoh’s and/or CnT Lechon. They are the go-to places of tourists who want to have a quick bite of the popular dish while in the province. However, if you have ample time, we suggest you travel 40 kilometers south of Cebu City and head to Carcar where, we think, you can find the best lechon Cebu.
Bebie’s Lechon has a small carenderia along the busy highways near the Carcar Public Market. It is an open space where customers are expected to inhale dust blown away by vehicles passing through the dirt roads. It as a place where comfort room is not so comfortable and water is sold by the gulps. When the universe is against you, the lechon you’ll order will also be served in a plastic bag. Lol! But hey, those little discomforts do not discredit the fact that Bebie’s has the best lechon, and the rawness and authenticity of the experience is another flavor to cherish. Anyhow, should the water sold by the gulps or the dusty place disappoint you, you can easily go back to Cebu City and eat the best lechon from more comfortable restaurants, the likes of Ricoh’s and CnT.
If you are just passing by Carcar, you also find lechon stalls in the public market where you can buy the roasted pig by the kilo for only ₱400 per kilo.
When in Cebu, the better gets best. If you are really in quest of the best lechon, then Bebie’s it must.
Related: The History of Lechon Cebu
Disclaimer: We are not professional food critics. Ghaad, we cannot even cook a decent meal. We just love eating and
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