The lechon manok is the Philippine version of the roast chicken. It is typically filled with lemon grass and other special ingredients that enhance the taste of the chicken. One of the first places to offer lechon manok in the Queen City of the South was the old White Gold department store at the North Reclamation Area. These days, one can see lechon manok places all over the city. One of these places is Joules Lechon Manok.
Joules Lechon Manok is a rather modest stall located along Governor M. Cuenco Avenue in the Talamban area. The place was named after the son of the owner and has been offering one of the best lechon manoks in the city for the past two decades. It is not surprising to see a line form in front of the stall as customers wait for their turn to buy their lechon manok.
Finding the store may be a challenge since it only has a small sign on top of the store. You can easily miss it if you are not aware of its exact location. To go to Joules Lechon Manok, you have to take a jeepney to Talamban and get off just before you reach the Barangay Talamban Gymnasium. The place is on the left side of the road and right beside a Western Union branch. The long line of customers in front of the place will be your final clue to its exact.