10.01.2011

Lechon (Roasted Pig) in 7 Ways : Beat that!

My cousin Rupert or Pipo as we fondly call him celebrated his big 3-0 with a very special luncheon in Cintai Corito's Garden where he prepared a real PORKY feast (which is actually ironic because he happens to be a vegetarian!). Together with his sister who is also a chef, they experimented with our national celebratory/feast dish Roasted Pork or Lechon and served it in 7 (Seven) different ways:

1.  Peking Lechon/Pritchon - Similar to the chinese peking duck, this is deep fried skin and shredded meat that you wrap inside a tortilla together with your choice of vegetables (tomatoes, onions, green onions, cucumber, cilantro) and a special hoisin concoction.





2. Sinigang na Lechon


Rupert explaining the different lechon stations.


Fresh and crunchy vegetables - my favorites are the gabi (taro) and okra


This was really WOW! The broth was rich and thick. The lechon meat complimented it perfectly...the lemongrass and sampaloc/tamarind leaves really accentuated the soup! I had seconds of this!




3. Lechon Stirfry



4. Sisig Lechon



5. Ginataang Gulay with Lechon




6. Kangkong with Lechon Flakes



7. Inasal na Lechon Ribs



This is really my favorite part of the pig because it absorbs the most flavor and so I took a picture of it while they were still chopping it! I love the inasal marinade so I think it was a real tasty treat!


Aside from the pork feast, he also served other amazing creations:


Aligue Sushi topped with thinkly sliced kamias 


Fried Mini Lumpiang Ubod 

 Ensaladang Mustasa - Mustard Leaves Salad with Salted Egg

 Ensaladang Talong topped with tomatoes and alamang/bagoong

And to take out the "umay/suya" (unfortunately I cannot think of the direct translation of this tagalog word), they offered these sweet delights;



 Buko Pandan Salad

 Minatamis na Saging with Sago/Tapioca Balls

Fried Banana sprinkled with sugar


Happy Birthday Pip! Cheers to an innovative and superb feast!


Oink away!!! :) hahaha!

4 comments:

wamjam said...

Patty, where is this????!!!! You got me drooling!!! Nah, understatement...THIS IS ORGASMIC! How much for the whole package and for how many? I should've celeberated my birthday there!

Carly said...

Everything looks so good. YUM! So wish I could have the same feast. I miss the Philippines!!!

Pats said...

Hey Wam! It was my cousin's little experiment! We're thinking of offering this Lechon Buffet in a few months in Cintai Corito's Garden (the place where we had our wedding last Dec). We opened it to the public a few months ago. You should come visit one time... :)

Pats said...

It was really worth every calorie Carly! You should bring your family here to visit! Congratulations on your little precious one by the way! :)