There’s a new Cebu Lechon in town and it’s called Porky Pit!
Lechon is synonymous with special celebrations, because that is almost always the time we see lechon being served. But what if you don’t need a whole lechon?
It’s the modern era, and we usually don’t celebrate smaller occasions with a barangay’s worth of people anymore, and we don’t need a whole lechon. In cases like that, an alternative would be to order just the best part of the lechon (aside from the crackling skin), which is the lechon belly!
PORKY PIT CEBU LECHON
Porky Pit offers Cebu lechon belly in several forms – they have lechon belly (whole or per kilo). They also offer individual servings like Lechon Rice, and a lechon shawarma they call a Lechonarma.
With the easily accessible individual servings, you are not limited to only having lechon during special occasions, but can soon enjoy lechon any time! With the Lechonarma / Lechon SaWrap, you can even have Lechon On the Go!
We got a taste preview of Porky Pit last week. I tried the Lechon Rice and I liked the roasted sesame sauce that they paired with the lechon. It’s not the usual sweet, liver-y lechon sauce that we usually see paired with lechon.
You can choose from these sauces: garlic sauce, roasted sesame or spicy vinegar.
I’m looking forward to eating more Porky Pit lechon soon, because the one I had was meaty, tasty and tender, the fat almost rendered. It was seasoned well with salt – you all know bland lechon is not good eats!
HOW TO GET PORKY PIT LECHON
Porky Pit currently has a booth at the World Bazaar Festival in the World Trade Center, and they’ll be there from Dec. 3 – Dec. 22, 2017. On Sun-Thurs, they are open from 12nn – 10pm, and on Fri-Sat, they are open from 10am – 12mn. Give them a visit if you’re heading there for your Christmas shopping.
And you know what? I heard that they were already selling out their lechon on some days! Must be popular already even if they haven’t fully opened their SM branches yet. 🙂
They also deliver around Metro Manila with a minimum purchase of 4 kilos. I am actually ordering a 4-kilo lechon belly for Noche Buena, so that’s one main dish done, at least. 🙂 You may call them at 656-11-61 or contact them through the social media accounts below.
They will also be opening soon at SM San Mateo and SM Novaliches, where you can order individual servings on lechon, like their Lechon Rice or their Lechonarma, also called Lechon SaWrap, or #LechonWrapToGo.
The Lechon SaWrap can be ordered with veggies or all meat. The Lechon SaWrap is wrapped with pita bread. Veggies include the usual cucumber, white onion, tomaties, garlic, etc…
HOW TO STORE YOUR PORKY PIT LECHON
Porky Pit lechon lasts for one week (frozen). They don’t use any preservatives and only use raw ingredients according to their home-made recipe.
If you are not going to eat the lechon right away, or if you have any leftovers, the best way to store it is to FREEZE IT. I was surprised too when I heard this when I asked about how to store the leftovers.
You can reheat the frozen (thawed) lechon in a regular oven or in a turbo broiler. I was just thinking of making lechon paksiw with any leftovers, but we’ll see. 🙂 However, if you thawed your frozen lechon already and reheated it, you can’t freeze it again anymore (it might spoil).
PORKY PIT PRICING
Lechon Belly – P500/kilo P330/ 1/2 kilo
Lechon Rice – P99
Lechonarma (with veggies) – P75
Lechon Belly (all meat) – P85
Visit them at the World Bazaar Festival at the World Trade Center from Dec. 3 – 22, 2017 to try their lechon and think about ordering some for your Christmas parties 🙂
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