Beloved and I had lunch a day before my birthday at Rico’s Lechon. I was excited to learn that they finally have opened a branch here in Manila after experiencing it firsthand in Cebu. While I wasn’t able to chronicle that experience in this blog, I can safely say that it was the best all-around lechon experience I’ve had in the country.
Beloved and I had dinner at Zubuchon a couple of weeks ago. This happened because I was annoyed with the queue for the bus and we were supposed to go home, towards Cubao area. This was also after when we already had dinner at nearby Shangri-La Plaza mall (part of which was chicharon). This lechon-specialty store is deemed inferior by Cebu friends, but based on other reviews we’ve watched, tourists seemed to like it better. For the uninformed, lechon is essentially whole pit-roasted pig—a specialty of the country. Seeing as it’s a rare time for both of us to be in Mandaluyong, where the closest Zubuchon is, we took the opportunity to try it out.
Me and my friends ate at SM North EDSA’s Pizza Hut Bistro for lunch the other day. I know I said I wouldn’t blog about popular restaurants such as this one as there’s basically a Pizza Hut on every other main street of Metro Manila. However, this instance is special. We went there for their Christmas season promotion: the Lechon Pizza.
A few days ago, me and the father side of my family went to Cebu. According to most I’ve asked, Cebu’s primary delicacy is their lechon. I’ve first tried their lechon at the hotel we stayed in, and I must admit that it was far superior than the ones we have at Manila. Of course, it could be because this was a five-star hotel quality lechon. A couple of days into our vacation, I had the opportunity to try out their real local lechon at the food court in the only Ayala Center in the city—CnT Lechon.