Best lechon in Manila

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  1. amg99

    amg99 Member

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    Can you share why?

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    Thanks, we'll try "General's" next time.

    #rant
    Attended an xmas Party last Dec.22 and... Lydia's Lechon really taste bad. :(
     
  2. courtside3

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    Livestock's lechon is good in a pinch, but -- and sorry for going off topic -- its crispy pata is outstanding. :)
     
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    General's Lechon for me :) Definitely one of Manila's best!
     
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    For me its still Elar's. Its near Quezon Avenue cor. Speaker Perez Street. Malapit na sa Welcome Rotonda...
     
  5. blisstacy

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    how about mr conchinillo?

    brickoven roasted + pritson in olive oil
     
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    Pepitos and Elar's (avoid ElarZ) are good.
     
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    a distinction should be made between Elar's and Elar'z: the former is lechon in heaven, the latter is... well, they like calling themselves pambansang lechon, but i have not met anyone in this country actually liking their lechon (or their service).

    thanks for the suggestions on this thread. will definitely try Leonardo's and General's.
     
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    So now I know that they are different. It made me think before when I passed by that they are the same. Does it benefit Elarz unfairly to have their name so close to Elar's.

    To lechon connoisseurs, what makes Cebu lechon different from the ones roasted here? You need to have good sarsa to enjoy lechon but in Cebu it's just vinegar. Is it because of the method and tanglad?
     
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    docjbr PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Well, I’ll be. We actually have a lechon thread on PhilMUG :ROFLMAO: So Elar’s has always been the go to choice for lechon. Do you guys have suggestions that absolutely tops Elar’s with an S?
     
  10. jawo

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    sabroso lechon takes my vote.
     
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    Your thoughts on Zubuchon and Rico's?
     
  12. jessec

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    Craving for Abub's spicy lechon
     
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    elar's is the original. elar'z also came from the family who made elar's but its a product of the family with the in-laws if i remember correctly.

    leonardo's is well was a personal favorite as i grew up eating their lechon before we moved near elar's. this past christmas, we ordered one from leonardo's and the lechon was disappointing. the skin was chewy not crispy. still i'd choose them over lydia's.
     
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    [QUOTE="To lechon connoisseurs, what makes Cebu lechon different from the ones roasted here? You need to have good sarsa to enjoy lechon but in Cebu it's just vinegar. Is it because of the method and tanglad?[/QUOTE]

    most likely it is the stuffing.
    i find cebu/mindanao lechon more salty ('parat' in bisaya).
    vinegar is not really needed.
     
  15. angstly

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    In my opinion, Cebu lechons are tastier than the Manila versions.
     
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    lamski Well-Known Member

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    No need for mang tomas, just vinegar. :D
     

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