6-Ways Lechon


The 5-hour lunch in Bale Dutung is among the 1001 things that every foodie should do before he dies. ” – Ultimate Pampanga Xmas Tour 2008 Participant

This is probably one of the best testimonial we received in our Pampanga Tour. Also, 100% of the tour survey respondents rated the tour as “5 – Awesome! I would recommend it!” overall. On top of the 5-ways lechon prepared by Claude Tayag, Margaux Salcedo (food writer of Sunday Inquirer) introduced me to the 6th way to enjoy the lechon πŸ™‚

1. Lechon Skin with Liver Sauce


The lechon meal starts with serving the crunchy skin with Claude Tayag’s own liver sauce. Claude likes to serve it himself and this adds to the overall awesome experience. To execute, the 5-ways Lechon, two pigs are needed where the first pig is used to serve the crunchy skin and the other pig to prepare the other meal. The pigs are cooked in Pampanga with the Tayag’s specified mixture of herbs and spices.

2. Pritchon ala Claude Tayag Style

This is my personal favorite and I eat at least 3 pieces of Pritchon wrap. This is not your typical pritchon that you can buy here in Manila. Claude’s version uses crunchy and fried shredded pieces of the Lechon’s meat and skin. You prepare the pritchon wrap yourself by getting a soft tortilla with pieces of the lechon and you preferred toppings. The topping choices include fresh onions, fresh tomatoes, basil, kinchay, home-made kimchi and Claude Tayag’s XO sauce to spice it up, and finally, their favorite oriental sauce. I prefer to put an additional liver sauce or Indian vinegar with my pritchon.

3. Sinigang na Lechon

The 3rd way is to enjoy the Sinigang with Lechon. First time I tried it, I was surprised about how clean the taste was and how light it was. Claude use fresh ingredients to create the sinigang and it was cooked just in time to be served. This was served with vegetables and rice in wrapped like puso (triangle shape) in Cebu.

4. Barbecue Lechon Ribs

After Pritchon, my other personal favorite is the Barbecue Lechon Ribs. Since the lechon only has limited ribs, this was served in limited precious quantities. The meat was smoked, marinated well, and fell off the bones literally.

5. Inasadong Lechon Pata

The last of the 5-ways lechon was the inasadong Lechon pata with potatoes, baguio beans and carrots. This was the finale and a bit heavy.

6. OPTIONAL: Lechon Lengua or Lechon Eyes πŸ™‚

Margaux requested the lechon tongue and eyes to be served. The tongue just tasted like beef lengua.


The lechon eyes tasted rich with cholesterol and had a fear factor excitement when tasting it for the first time. You got to try this next time you eat Lechon!


This was our biggest and best tour of our Ultimate Pampanga series. Thanks to all our Ultimate Tour friends who joined us last December 20, 2008! (To the participants — please let us know which part of the 5-ways lechon is your favorite πŸ™‚

Live an Awesome Life in God’s Grace,

Anton

Text by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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27 thoughts on “6-Ways Lechon

  1. Looks like fun! Too bad, I couldn’t join. Been overbooked with cake orders. The sinigang and the wrap looks good, and although I would at times eat lengua, I think I will pass on the eyes.

  2. Awww…I really wanted to join this tour. Even though I’ve gone to Claude’s and around Pampanga before (as you know! ;-)), I wanted to eat this 5-ways lechon, and to see more of the province, like the Parulan. I even invited a bunch of people to join, but the timing was just wrong. I hope you do this again next Christmas and that it’ll be even better. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Anton, I’ve been a lurker for years. I have a question that is not related to this post, but seems that you’re always up to date with the Philippine festivities, do you know if there are any scheduled fireworks displays in ayala or serendra? thanks in advanced.

  4. I like No. 6 most of all. I’ve been eating pork lengua for as long as I can remember πŸ™‚ But the eyes? Hmmm. That’s the part where I think no one would suspect beautiful Margaux Salcedo to be fond of. I am an addict of fish eyes; but I don’t recall having eating pig’s eyes with the same gusto as Margaux does here πŸ™‚

  5. I like No. 6 most of all. I’ve been eating pork lengua for as long as I can remember πŸ™‚
    But the eyes? Hmmm. That’s the part where I think no one would suspect beautiful Margaux Salcedo to be fond of.
    I am an addict of fish eyes; but I don’t recall having eaten pig’s eyes with the same gusto as Margaux does here πŸ™‚

  6. Hi! is there a way i could go there and eat this 5 way lechon too? It sounds very interesting? Are they open for outsiders to eat too? May i get any contact number? Or do you have any tour that I could join? Please let me know. Thanks!
    Aya

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  8. Hi Anton! =) I really am amazed with your blogs! Nakakainggit naman kung saan saan ka nakakarating. haha and you enjoy it too, with your family pa! =) Last year we went to Wensha and enjoyed it big time! THanks to your blog. =) I was wondering if you can help me? Kasi my boyfriend and i are planning to go for a civil wedding real real soon pero we are on a super tight budget since my 5-year-old son’s enrollment is coming up and I’m also giving birth to our second child in September. Saan kaya affordable na restaurant na elegant and may pagkaromantic naman ang atmosphere, something like Sonya’s Garden pero shempre inexpensive sana. Buffet sana for like 25 people maximum. Please please help me out. And the type of food we want is maybe Italian, Filipino, or Chinese. Di masyado on Japanese food. Please please help me.. THank u!!! if its ok, please email me back at claykelahuerto@yahoo.com
    Salamat,Anton!

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  10. Sorry for the late response. We just started our business here in Metro Manila Oct of last year only. We are still negotiating with SM for a possible outlet in their mall. Presently, we only accept whole lechon order which we deliver for FREE within Metro Manila. Call us at 7032133 for any questions. Thanks.

  11. Wow lechon ang sarap!
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  12. hi anton! i have been reading your blog abt the best tasting lechon… so far what is your top lechon baka and lechon baboy? i need suggestions since i want the guests on my wedding to be happy with the food πŸ™‚

  13. Personal favorite is the pritchon, but it’s made from the meaty portion of the stomach which Mary Ann says would never get crisp because of the moisture in that area hence deep fry it! WTH anytime you deep fry pork it should be good!

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