Lechon of my life!

The Blog Rounds!

Before i start my ode to my favorite food, let me apologize for not sending entries to the past 2 or 3 TBR's. I would have ranted on the unfit and cheating TO on the "Mentors, Tormentors" and would have written on my Lolo who shouldered my medical school bill with an iron hand on "The Doctor's Family".

The thing is the whole Colgate Family (yes, colgate! kay kada pislit sirit) went to the Surfing Kingdom in Siargao, were my entire GI system was wrecked. I puked most of the time due to the gigantic waves that rocked the small Cokaliong ship from Cebu to Surigao, then Surigao to Cebu, Surigao to Siargao and Siargao to Surigao.

I cried for the delicious Surigao BBQ, the lobster and king prawns and yes, the LECHON, that has to forcefully leave my stomach.

Congressman Lalo, welcoming us!

Surfing on dry land.

On the shores of Naked Island.

And now back to LECHON....

Lechon is synonymous to celebration in every Pinoy's mind.

But for this Pinay, CEBU LECHON is it.

I have to admit that there is no better lechon than a CEBU LECHON. You can argue or quarrel with me but I will stick to my Cebu Lechon. I can eat it any time of the day. It can be leftover adobong lechon with the crispy skin or the lechon paksiw with vinegar (my mouth is watering), sarap!

Years ago, my friend and I craved for a lechon. So, we went to SM Fairview (i reviewed for med licensure exam at Tating's Boarding house in Fairview) to look for one. There was a big signage in the food court "Lechon Cebu". We were so excited, we bought one kilo right away. Yes, virginia, one kilo for the two of us. With the first excited bite, we grimaced because it was not as we expected it to taste , it was hard, dry and bland. We have to drown it with the sad gravy they gave us, just to swallow it. We were cursing all the time we ate it. Well, we have to ate it kay sayang, mahal ang kilo. And we vowed never again to eat Lechon in Manila.

During residency, whenever the interns or the PGI's behaved or made a good job, I sometimes bring with them to my Lechon-eating-binges. During my "leche days", only the good ole Lechon can change the scowl to a smile.

Happy Lechon Day!

bawal mag-laway!


Dr. Ness, thank you for missing me! Touch ayo ko adto ha!


bariles said...

Hello from the Tuna Capital! Siargao is in my wishlist of places to visit. Thanks for this post doc.

Watch out for my post on my island hopping adventure in balut, olaniban and marurot islands!


Anonymous said...

lami pud ang tuna pops!
pakan-a nya ko, bariles.
salmat sa pagbisita.
from dr tes

siu said...

gimingaw na ko sa banagan (lobsters) diha da, doc. Kanang imo picture sa mga lechon--di gyud mapugngan, maglaway gyud ta. he hehe.
Ganahan pud ko mobalik diha sa sohoton cove, pirting nindota.

yen said...

doc tes,i would break the rule "bawal mag-laway" with that yummy picture of those upside down Leches! very enticing! :-)

Bone MD said...

Haha! Geez, I love that lechon, one of my diet demons. My brother in law "roast" lechon old school style in our backyard. I sometimes peek to see how it really looks. But till then, hanggang doon nalang ako

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Ness said...

Welcome back, Doc Tes!
Hehe na-tats diay ka, tinuod man, gimingaw ko sa imong posts. I like your humor, sincere and down to earth. Ug ang imong adventures maka-laway jud, Siargao wanna go there one day. And lechon ribs, the best!

Ness said...

Welcome back, Doc Tes!
Hehe na-tats diay ka, tinuod man, gimingaw ko sa imong posts. I like your humor, sincere and down to earth. Ug ang imong adventures maka-laway jud, Siargao wanna go there one day. And lechon ribs, the best!

J.A. said...

Ang gusto nako ang crispy na panit!
TBR 11 round-up is here: http://jaaraf.blogspot.com/2008/06/time-to-go-on-food-trip.html
Thanks for joining!

Got meloinks? said...

Ako, panit ang akong weakness.

Now I can really connect with you. Gud pm Doc Tess. God, I didn't know you existed. Keep blogging.

dr tes said...

elmer, thank you for choosing my site but i have to pass this one.

oinks, i exist and this is my existence. kaw ha!

ja, i like ice tea pud!

siu, wa mi kaabot sa sohoton kay ulan kaayo. sa 3 islands rami adto.
yen, nag-laway ka? ako pud.

doc remo, my contribution is already posted. tnx u for including me.

doc ness, habhab nya ta lechon diha dgte!

Anonymous said...

Doc Tes, I used to love lechon too until my son (who is hefty like his momma) cautioned me against eating "one of our kin," hehe. From then on, we promised to be kinder to our fellow porkers, ehrm, creatures. Not that we've turned vegetarian totally. We just don't eat lechon when it looks us in the face. :-)
Have a great day!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

sus galaway ko galantaw sa gatindog nga litson ....
bahala ug bawal mag-laway.....

basa ko imo post....unsa kaha no? kung mokoyog ko nimo....ako raba hobby dra, kay K-A-O-N n tulog....

maglagot ko aning kauban nga sigi sulti ug DIET daw sila, tapos kung wlay galantaw, yarokon ra diay to.

paulaw.-ulaw nya gadagook diay ang tyan.....

ari nako gigutom ko, manungkab ko sa kusina,

thanks for sharing sa litson.....paambita ko bisan panit na lang....or paksiw, lamian pa ko sa paksiw kay sa letchon gyd-

Mackenzie said...

Wow! kalami sa lechon. Makalaway man jud sya bisan naa pay gbutang nga "bawal ang maglaway". Lami man gud labi na ang panit.. Wala gyuy makalupig sa kalami sa lechon cebu.

Try pod ninyo ang taste sa lechoncebu.com. Lami ug crispy pod ang panit sa ilang lechon. Lami gyud ang pagkatimpla. Graveh makagana gyud sa kaon.

try www.lechoncebu.com

Iris of UP Los BaƱos said...

Lechoncebu is one of the best tasting lechon that I’ve ever tasted. It requires no sauce in order for it to taste good for the pork is already full of flavors They are also approachable in dealing with us.

Thanks to lechoncebu.com

cutie j said...

Ako walay pili malechon or mapaksiw lami jd. labi na ang lechon cebu pagkalamia sa ilang lechon. Wlay sama sa kalami sa timpla sa ilang lechon. Sulayi ninyo diba manganad mo sa ilang lechon.

charisse said...

Bitaw doc lami gyud ang lechon cebu compare sa manila.

New Barbercue Pit said...

I like the authenticity of how you cook the pig. The picture of the surfboard and the people looks so relaxed. Philippines really is paradise and just when you thought you lived life to the fullest, out comes the lechon to surprise you.

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