The best thing I love to do when on a vacation is that I get to try a place most famous food and eat like there is no tomorrow. I’ve been in a lot of eat-all-you-can treat but this one is for the books.
In my recent trip to Cebu we were invited by Zubuchon owner for lunch. We’ve been warned to not eat much breakfast because we will be having a feast of the best pig ever, according to Anthony Bourdain .
The Marketman prepared a nice dining set-up and not from afar were the three “little” pigs who will go all the way home to our tummies!
The smallest pig on top was the best lechon I’ve ever tasted in my entire life, its a special lechon cooked by the Marketman for us that day and is not sold commercially yet, the Truffles Lechon!
This little yummy baby is roughly 3 and a half kilos and seasoned with garlic, onions, rosemary, thyme, black pepper, truffle salt and black truffle puree, which was made using whole truffles and olive oil.
The sprinkled with truffles salt before serving!
Seriously its so hard to describe how scrumptious the truffles lechon was. All I can say was the skin is so crisp and crunchy, the pig skin was fat less and you can hear the crunch as you chew. Its less salty than the regular lechon and the flavor melts in your mouth.
The Regular Lechon
The Marketman also served us the regular and ever so popular Zubuchon.
As you can see the lechon color was uneven and has bubbled up like blistered human skin, unlike the usual lechon with even brown color.
This is because the looks doesn’t matter to Marketman but the taste. A real tasty and crunchy lechon skin should bubble up like that like chicharon. The others doesn’t because they are either blow torched or colored with soy sauce.
More lechon recipe
Aside from the Truffles Lechon and the regular Zubuchon lechon, we were served with different kinds of lechon recipe.
It was a real pig-out getaway and here are my satisfied Cebu trip buddies after the feast.
I gained a pound after that lunch but I don’t feel guilty about it I wouldn’t miss having a taste of the World’s Best Pig ever!
Have you tried Zubuchon?
Stay gorgeous everyone!