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Lechon: One of the best pork dishes that will leave you craving for more

May 15, 2023

  • When it comes to indulging a flavorsome pork dish, this traditional Filipino delicacy has earned its reputation. Many of them would say that it’s the “king of pork dishes” because it has become a symbol of celebration in the Philippines. Fiesta is one of them! No wonder Taste Atlas ranked Lechon as the 17th-best pork dish in the world!  


    It’s not only Filipinos who enjoys eating the famous traditional food, even foreigners are now craving to have a bite from lechon baboy.  So how is it that the famous Philippine Lechon Baboy is considered a world class food? What makes it the best pork dish? 


    If you’re a food enthusiast, you might be on a quest to find the best pork dish out there. So, if you haven’t tasted any pork dish that can fully satisfy your cravings yet, Lechon is waving! 


    What Makes Lechon the Best Pork Dish: 



    Yes! You can enjoy Lechon in a variety of ways. Well, it’s often enjoyed on its own, but with a additional dipping sauce, you can use it as a filling in sandwiches or wraps. It’s also a popular ingredient in Filipino cuisine, used in dishes such as Lechon paksiw and sisig.  

    Crispy Skin 

    The skin of lechon is crispy, with its golden-brown color, you can’t deny that it really tastes good in the palate that is also crackling with flavor! No wonder guests would always pick or have some skin part of the lechon first before anything else. Everyone enjoys the taste of the skin and the sound that it makes during the bite because of its crispness. 


    The Juicy Meat 

    Inside the meat of the lechon, some cooks are putting a lot of spices or herbs that will make the aroma of the pork irresistible. It’s perfectly cooked, you can even see the juiciness of the meat every time you take a pinch of it. The fat of the dish also contributes to the taste of the food, giving it a more a tasty experience! 

    Cultural Significance 

    More than just a dish, Lechon is a symbol of Filipino culture, hospitality, and generosity. You know that there’s a special occasion when Lechon is served! This will bring family and friends to enjoy more of their precious moment. 


    There are a lot of reasons why it is an all-time favorite food not only in the Philippines but also around the world. Here are some reasons why Lechon Baboy is a world class dish. 


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