Alejo’s Lechon is considered to offer the crunchiest lechon skin in this part of the archipelago. The lechon they offer is stuffed with lemongrass and has the right amount of saltiness to make your mouth water every time you get a whiff of the aroma of their roasted pig. Aside from the crunchy skin, the meat is also tender and juicy, as described by some visitors to their store. Alejo’s Lechon is based in Salvador Extension, Labangon. They also have a store at the Labangon Public Market.
The unique taste of the CNT Lechon has customers coming back for more. Aside from the crispy skin, the meat is also tasty. In fact, the store has numerous locations all over Metro Cebu. Similar to other lechon made in Cebu, you do not need any sauce to make it appetizing. It s already tasty in itself thanks to the special ingredients the store add to their lechon. The main branch of CNT Lechon is located along V. Rama Avenue, Cebu City. They also have a branch across SM City Cebu as well as in the fourth level of Ayala Center Cebu.
Rico’s Lechon has made a name for itself in the food landscape of Cebu. Their lechon has a crispy golden skin with a slightly salty and tender meat. Rico’s Lechon is also the first restaurant to offer the spicy lechon in the market. The lechon they offer has consistently made it into the list of top lechon offered in Cebu. The Rico’s Lechon is currently located at the Mactan Promenade, Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City.
The House of Lechon was originally one of the stores selling Rico’s Lechon, but was established as a separate restaurant. The restaurant offers Carcar lechon at the heart of the Queen City of the South. It is widely known that the lechon from Carcar is also considered among the best in Cebu. Some people would even travel down south just to fill their cravings for Carcar lechon. House of Lechon is located along Acacia Street, Cebu City. It is a stone’s throw away from Ayala Center Cebu.
Zubuchon was established by the same man who served lechon to Anthony Bourdain when he visited Cebu. The famed chef declared the lechon he served as “the best pig ever.” Zubuchon has made a name for itself in the lechon industry of Cebu. Even though the first restaurant opened in 2011, it has piqued the taste buds of locals and visitors to Cebu. Zubuchon has a number of branches in Cebu, including a branch at Escario Central along Escario Street and One Mango Mall along Mango Avenue. They also have a branch in Makati City.
Cebu’s Ayer’s Lechon is another popular restaurant in Cebu where you can get your hands on the mouth-watering Cebu lechon. The company has numerous branches all over Cebu. Aside from serving their tasty lechon to Cebuanos and visitors to the island, they also ship this delicacy to other parts of the country. Some of the branches of Cebu’s Ayer’s Lechon are located in the Banilad area, 3rd Level of SM City Cebu, Ground Floor of Emall, and the departure area of the Mactan Cebu International Airport.
Tatang’s Extra Crispy Boneless Lechon offers one of the innovations of the Cebu lechon, the boneless lechon. They started off as a small stall at a parking lot in Mandaue City. Even with its humble dining area, people kept of visiting the place. The restaurant eventually transferred to its current location in Lahug, Cebu City. Even as they cater to walk-in customers, many have their orders delivered to them. Tatang’s Extra Crispy Boneless Lechon is located at the corner of Wilson Street and Pasteur Street, Lahug, Cebu City. It is just a stone’s throw away from JY Square Discovery Mall.
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