A Filipino Way

Marikina, Philippines (PressExposure) April 13, 2008 -- Ever been on a feast here in the Philippines? If so, then have you ever tried some Philippine Lechon? If not then that is a pity. It is a pity because not every day that Filipinos serve some Philippine Lechon, and that is a fact.

Well the reason why Philippine Lechon are only served on a special occasion such as a feast is that a whole Philippine Lechon is very expensive, which is why its only reserved for a special occasion.

Aside from that, do you even know what a Philippine Lechon is? If not, then here is some information about the Philippine Lechon.

Though the Philippine Lechon is very expensive for some Filipinos, it is still among the popular dishes here in the Philippines. The Philippine Lechon is considered to be the most popular among the Filipinos. The Philippine Lechon is popular Filipino cuisine in the Philippines that are commonly reserved only for special occasion such as festivities or celebrations.

The name Philippine Lechon was derived from a Spanish word meaning suckling pig. Now a suckling pig is a piglet that is killed between the ages of two to six weeks and traditionally roasted. And like the Philippine Lechon, it is also usually reserved for special occasions. But unlike a suckling pig, a Philippine Lechon is usually a whole roasted pig.

Though commonly, a Philippine Lechon pertains to a pig, it could also pertain to chicken or cattle aside from a pig.

Now the process of roasting a Philippine Lechon may seem to look hard and tedious, but it’s as simple as cooking some hotdogs. The process on how to make some Philippine Lechon only involves the whole pig/piglet, chicken, or cattle/calf being slowly roasted over charcoal. Then gently rotate it while dabbing some cooking oil over the heating charcoal.

A Philippine Lechon is usually 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. It is usually the main highlight and the most popular dish in the event. A Philippine Lechon is commonly served with liver-based gravy or sometimes served Chinese style with steamed buns and a sweet plum sauce.

So when you get a chance to experience the festivities here in the Philippines, don’t hesitate to indulge yourself on some of those scrumptious Philippine Lechon. But be careful, too much Lechon can be bad for your health.

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