Let’s face it.. one thing we Filipinos require to have at every party is Lechon. That one big roasted suckling pig laying at the center of the table, catching everyone’s attention, and making us have the patience to fall in line for minutes during fiestas, birthdays, christenings, weddings, and all sorts of celebrations.  


Why do Filipinos love to have Cebu Lechon during parties? Some might say that maybe it’s because it’s already a part of our culture and you can’t go celebrate something without it. Or that Lechon in general is probably the best Filipino food you could ever have. I asked some people and they pretty much had the same answer, it’s because Filipinos are used to having lechon. Now let me tell you about this Cebu Lechon that I’ve tasted that could give me countless reasons on why we love Cebu Lechon other than “it is something that we’re used to.”


I have always been a fan of Cebu Lechon, there were even times when we had them flown here in Manila because it tastes really good compared to what we’re used to having here. Last October 25, I went to this event called the Blogapalooza and came across this Cebu Lechon booth called Manongs Lechon Cebu. Being my usual lechon-lover self, I approached the booth to see what it is about. Luckily, I got the chance to talk to the owner Mr. Roland Pañares, who was currently manning the booth and he said that they will be having a free taste of their lechon but it is running a little late and that we should drop by and try it when it arrives. At around 11:30am, we saw this long line of people near the stage area and I immediately figured out why, there’s only one reason why people would wait in a long line: LECHON. The Cebu Lechon has finally arrived! So me and my friend fell in line as well and waited for our turn to be able to taste this Cebu Lechon that everyone’s been excited about. 


When we got near the booth, the Lechon was already chopped in half that’s why I wasn’t able to take a good photo. But still, look at it, looks super yummy right? Mr. Pañares then gave us our free lechon, at first I thought it was just gonna be the typical lechon that I’m used to but I was wrong. IT WAS AMAZING. Who would have known that someone could make a better version of what we already think is the best? This flavorful, palatable, tempting, and heavenly (I’m already lost for words) lechon really made us crave for more. It’s different from all the lechon available in the metro. You could really taste all the flavors of the herbs and spices used to make this lechon more than special. We all know that Cebu Lechon does not need sarsa, and Manong’s Lechon Cebu made me understand why Cebu Lechon does not require sarsa. It definitely is the best and worth trying! 

Manong’s Lechon Cebu could definitely give us the answer to why Filipinos love to have Cebu Lechon during parties.

  1. The crispy skin, it has that melts in your mouth kind of feeling that makes you want more.
  2. The divine lechon itself, flavors just burst in your mouth at every bite.
  3. It’s a great ice breaker, now we have something to talk about during parties like, “Have you tried the lechon? Ang sarap no? I want more!”
  4. Because of its unique, one of a kind taste, it makes you crave for more! Trust me, I still crave for it til now and I have not stopped talking about it to everyone. Haha!
  5. It’s a must try! 
  6. Lastly, even though it has its unique flavor that blows your mind every time you take a bite, it still is the Cebu Lechon we all love. 

Thank you, Sir Roland for being so kind and accommodating. Wishing you and your business more success in the future :) the lechon was really good I swear I’ve been craving for it for a week now, I’m addicted. 

You guys try it, Manong’s Lechon Cebu it’s worth every peso. They also deliver within Metro Manila which makes everything easier :) for your Cebu Lechon fix, cravings, and needs 

you may contact Manong’s Lechon Cebu at (632) 4756875, Sun mobile 0932-8805600, Globe 0927-7839920. They deliver door-to-door within Metro Manila for a minimum fee.  Look for Roland Panares and ask for the delivery charges.


Sabrina Escoto

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