Lechon or roasted pig
is a favorite food in the Philippines
consisting of roasted whole body of the pig
complete with head, feet and tail
but devoid of the internal organs
and pierced from its rear to the mouth
using a bamboo trunk.
With the evolution of anything in this world
comes the evolution of the Lechon.
What used to be the whole pig roasted to perfection
is delightfully reduced to a belly
doing away with the head and the tail.
It's a completely different Lechon setup
because its shape is like a longaniza or Spanish sausage
making it more attractive to food lovers.
And in a very short time,
its popularity was immense
that a lot of businesses engaged in Lechon Belly.
Some companies even went further
promoting Lechon Belly to a whole new level:
it's completely deboned and can be eaten
without that awful mess of greasy leftovers.
A lot of people favored for this new Lechon trend
because every bit of the roast is consumed
and no part is wasted.
the head, the feet and all the bony parts
will just go to the dogs
or left to rot in the garbage
but weigh heavily on the scale
making the price go up.
But there's no more waste this time
and every gram paid fills the human stomach
and not the stomach of animals.
The size of the Lechon Belly
is ideal for small and big occasions
whatever they may be.
And the price is not too high
and just a little higher than the common Lechon
but without the wastes
and greasy mess of the bones and the bony parts.
Kuzina Guadalupe Spicy Boneless Lechon Belly
is based in Cebu City,
the Queen City of Southern Philippines
and expanding gradually in the coming years
to any other part of the country.
Cooking is a slow rolling process
using charcoal or wood fire
strategically placed right below the prepared pig
to cook evenly throughout
with its skin brushed with seasoning from time to time
to create the best crisp.
Roasted pigs abound int fiestas and festivals
and in every family occasion in the Philippines
enhancing the happy and festive mood.
They are always the centerpiece of the party
and one that clearly shows a celebration is going on.
Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries
or common family gatherings and get-togethers
can never be as alive and joyful
without the mouth-watering Lechon or roasted pig.
The sight of the reddish, roasted pig
skillfully placed in the center of the table
will glue anybody's eyes and can never let go.
And just imagining the crisp of its skin,
the crackling sound it makes with every bite
can't stop everyone to attack the table immediately.
And even if everybody knows about the fats
and all the harmful elements in every gram,
indulging in Lechon will always be there
as it has always been for so many years.
Even if it's known
to cause hypertension or high blood pressure
and other ailments or diseases,
nobody is afraid to take a biteful
because everybody just thinks
of the unique taste and flavor
not found in other pork dishes.
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