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Top 10 Lechon in Manila did the pigging out for you to find the best roasted pig in the city.
Published on: Dec 16, 2010 - 12:51pm

8. Jiro’s Lechon
Address: Sikatuna Village, Quezon City and at the Salcedo Weekend Market, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel. Nos.: 436-0182, 433-6298, 433-1621, (0919) 623-8021
Price: P130 for 200 grams (Salcedo Market); P3,500 for 5 to 6 kilos

Not a lot of lechon makers are willing to sell roasted pig in small servings, so if you ever want a few bites, Jiro’s Lechon’s stall at the Salcedo Weekend Market is your best bet. P135 buys you 200 grams of moist, tender, “Cebu-style” lechon meat, but the downside is you don’t get a lot of the balat in the pre-sliced Styrofoam pack that it comes in. If you like the balat a little burnt and super crispy, you might find this one a little tame as the skin is a tad bit too thin and missing that thick lining of fat. While they say the mark of the best lechon from Cebu is how well you can do away without the sauce, Jiro’s lechon sauce is a must-try: sweet, not too peppery and with just the right thickness that’s perfect for dipping.


7. Sabroso Lechon
Address: 1237 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City
Tel. Nos.: 725-0711 , 515-8253 , 515-8259, (0922) 841-6220
Price: P600 for 1 kilo; P4,000 for 15 kilos; P4,500 for 20 kilos
Delivery fees depend on the area

Sabroso's lechon skin has a nice golden brown color--lighter in some portions and darker in some areas. Thin, and with a generous layer of fat hugging the salty skin, the skin on the pig we tried was less crispy than the others in this list. Still, the moist meat was among the most flavorful ones, with a strong ginger aftertaste. This lechon owes its flavor to the herbs cooked inside the roasted pig, and it can be eaten without the smooth, sweet sauce.


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  • Lembest
    May masarap with combo menu sa Luzon lang.
    9 months ago     Reply  
  • careforyourhealth
    The lechon we ate at Jun Jun Cebu Lechon here in BGC has a cigarette butt in it... :( I was able to eat the cigarette butt thinking that it was a lechon meat... The restaurant didn't do anything for our case when we complain about the contaminated lechon... The Jun Jun Cebu Lechon is a big disappointment... don't ever try to eat here... really gross...
    9 months ago     Reply  
  • mike querido
    Ordered one (1) whole small size of lechon to Ms Kim, to be delivered at my workstation within ortigas center... delivery schedule : march 14, 2014 at around 6 PM... WOW.... medyo makakasabik... sana masarap...
    Mar 14 2014 @ 10:37am     Reply  
  • GFabie
    Why was this review so hard to eat without my mouth and brain watering? I'm hungry!
    Nov 30 2013 @ 11:18am     Reply  
  • Lembest
    mouth watering reviews here! here's a new entry lechon as of 2009
    Oct 10 2013 @ 08:02pm     Reply  
  • marie
    Jun Jun's Cebu Lechon is the worst lechon I've ever tasted! Sobrang nanghinayang ako sa pera ko. Humingi ako ng sauce, binigay sakin soy sauce kasi ganon daw talaga kinakain ang lechon sa Cebu! WTF! Dapat magsara na sila. Peopls might think that's really how a Cebu lechon would taste. It was a lousy excuse for a lechon.
    Sep 17 2013 @ 06:48pm     Reply  
  • roland_panares
    Hi. For your Cebu lechon needs, please give us a call at 7032133 or thru our Sun mobile number 0922-2819406. We have been silently serving Manila for almost 5 years now and people who ordered from us keep coming back for more. I guess it's about time that we should make noise. Our recipe has been handed down from generations. We deliver door to door within Metro Manila.
    Sep 04 2013 @ 12:00am     Reply   Hide replies
    • roland_panares
      We are by the way, Manong's Lechon Cebu. Please call us now so we can discuss about discounts. Call us at 7032133 or Sun mobile 0922-2819406. Thank you.
      Sep 04 2013 @ 12:07am     Reply  
  • Papotz
    visit nyo branch nila sa da fort, tiende or commonwealth.dami masarp na food, babalikbalikan u talaga. may mga veggies, inihaw and sinabawan cla. pero sarap talaga lechon, truly cebu lechon.
    Jun 25 2013 @ 05:38pm     Reply  
  • Papotz
    sarap ng lechon ni jun jun cebu lechon, da best.
    Jun 25 2013 @ 05:34pm     Reply  
  • Paul
    You can also order from Cebu Directly, they will ship you the lechon at the Manila airport and it pick it up from there with an AirWayBill Number. You can order and Pay Online if you wish, or bank deposits.
    Oct 10 2012 @ 03:13pm     Reply  
  • alfred estregan
    Bakit di kaya napasama ang Manong's Lechon Cebu? Para lang ba ito sa mga may tindahan talaga? Kasi online lang ang Manong's eh. At super sarp kaya nila. Sa kanila kami kumukuha lagi. Sagana sa tanglad, sibuyas, bawang at 7UP. Parang 7032133 pa rin yata ang number nila.
    Jul 28 2012 @ 03:34pm     Reply  
  • whole lechon
    i'm looking for a lechon na masarap, at marami at malinis good for 200 people dito sa metro manila... ano kaya ang surefire na masarap na, mura pa? thanks :)
    May 03 2012 @ 08:57pm     Reply  
  • lechon
    sarap, napa-kain tuloy ako ng lechon after reading this
    May 03 2012 @ 08:44pm     Reply  
  • commander.bravo
    fact about Ping Ping's success -
    Apr 19 2012 @ 11:38pm     Reply  
  • ricardo yao
    General's Lechon was a disappointment I picked it up in Bicutan and brought it home only to find out the whole pig skin was as uncrunchy as paper.rnrn I called them up and they offered to return half of my money. But just said I will never order from them again.rnrnDo not order this for New Year's or Christmas Noche Buena. Their quality is inconsistent. Plus the Lechon was way too salty.rnrnNever again.rn
    Nov 24 2011 @ 02:33pm     Reply  
  • rikkabren
    thanks for sharing this!
    Jul 19 2011 @ 08:16pm     Reply  
  • kitty
    Has anyone read the news about cris native lechon in today's newspaper (Inquirer)?
    Jan 06 2011 @ 12:04am     Reply  
  • angelina
    what nourishes us, will kill us.
    Dec 20 2010 @ 03:00pm     Reply  
  • lgdua
    Yummy. Kahit saan basta lechon, panalo. Sarap din yung yung Ping Pings lechon...
    Dec 20 2010 @ 12:03pm     Reply  
  • malou hk
    can't believe but i was ctually naglalaway at i look at the pics rawr!!!!
    Dec 20 2010 @ 11:40am     Reply  
  • jaja
    hahaha..bakit ba ang sarap ng cholesterol????
    Dec 19 2010 @ 06:23pm     Reply  
  • jonas
    OOOOHHHH!rnrnAll those choices, all that cholesterol. Kailangan may kasabay na gulay para balanced intake
    Dec 19 2010 @ 01:34pm     Reply  
  • waray
    hindi lang cebu ang may masarap na lechon. masarap din lechon sa tacloban, leyte. di na kailangan ng sarsa like mang tomas, suka lang na may bawang solb na.
    Dec 18 2010 @ 11:35pm     Reply  
  • anonymous
    Coming from Cebu, I can tell you that Zubuchon is not all that! CNT and Alejo's, they're the real good ones you have to try.
    Dec 18 2010 @ 10:23pm     Reply  
  • hindi baboy ang kapatid ko!
    Mouth-watering and blood pressure-popping list. Sarap maging Pinoy. The best roast pig can only be found in the Phils. according to world-class chef Anthony Bourdain.
    Dec 18 2010 @ 09:14pm     Reply  
  • stitch
    @lilo Yes, meron sila lechon, sa ilalim ng lupa niluluto (gumagawa sila ng pit, may lava rocks). then for flavor aside from being parang liner, yung banana leaves. : ) yum
    Dec 18 2010 @ 12:14pm     Reply  
  • lilo
    @freddy rndiba may litson din ang hawaii? kaso iba style nila sa pagluto. binabaon sa buhangin ata, saka lagyan ng apoy sa ibabaw?
    Dec 18 2010 @ 10:04am     Reply  
  • nooni
    wow... very timely for christmas...rnexpensive pala lechon sa manila, dito kc sa davao P400 / kilo lang ang lechon, and masarap din...rnrn
    Dec 18 2010 @ 09:41am     Reply  
  • freddie
    kawawa naman kami hindi sa pinas... Anyway, my recommend ba kayo in Honolulu area???
    Dec 18 2010 @ 07:13am     Reply  
  • irene
    I'm hearing a lot of rave with MarketManila's Zubuchon from Cebu.
    Dec 18 2010 @ 03:32am     Reply  
  • paul
    You guys should try Poldo's Lechon in Cagayan de Oro. The best! Some family from Manila order Poldo's Lechon all the way from CDO via Phil Airlines/Cebu Pacific
    Dec 18 2010 @ 12:49am     Reply  
  • cris
    hay.. lalo ko tuloy namiss ang pinas. wala litson dito sa dubai..buhuhuhu..
    Dec 17 2010 @ 10:00pm     Reply  
  • cory - kong
    ano ba yan 10pm na nagutom tuloy ako!!!
    Dec 17 2010 @ 09:45pm     Reply  
  • igeramos
    anti-aging diet o pampabata? ingat lang sa pagkain ng lechon. a serving of 200 grams of lean meat and 2 inch square of skin is your quota for the rest of the year.
    Dec 17 2010 @ 09:01pm     Reply  
  • lechon lover
    wala ung prichon?
    Dec 17 2010 @ 05:43pm     Reply  
  • chick
    You really know what list to come up with!
    Dec 17 2010 @ 03:26pm     Reply  
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