Balamban Liempo is the brainchild of Cebuano couple Jojo and Honey Vergara. Honey hails from the town of Balamban. The store was a hole-in-the-wall eatery located at the house of the father of Jojo. When it opened in 2009, their first customers were residents of Mabolo. Soon, people from other parts of metro Cebu started to flock to the place to get the chance to taste the Balamban Liempo.
Mr. Liempo is another store that specializes in the liempo. Similar to Balamban Liempo, an enterprising couple was also behind the success of Mr. Liempo, Cesar and Grace Suan. They were also behind the popular Mactan Grill Restaurant and Catering Services, Talisay City Grill, Highway 101 Food Plaza, and A-1 Special Restaurant. They conceptualized Mr. Liempo basing on their proven recipes that have piqued the interest of Cebuanos. The first outlet of Mr. Liempo opened in Cordova, Cebu on August 2009. By the end of the year, there were already ten outlets around metro Cebu.
Even though Andok’s main product is their roasted chicken, they also offer their own version of the liempo. The company first opened in Quezon City in 1985 and offered quality products at reasonable prices. The first Andok’s store in Cebu opened at the corner of Archbishop Reyes Ave and M. J. Cuenco Ave in Mabolo, Cebu City in 2002. They eventually expanded and opened more outlets in and around the island of Cebu.
Kusina ni Nasing is another homegrown hole-in-the-wall place located along V. Rama Ave, Guadalupe, Cebu City. The place is owned by the daughter of Mrs. Ignacia “Nasing” Tiu, Marlyn. Similar to Mr. Liempo, Kusina ni Nasing has the Liempo and Lechon Manok as their main products.