Lechon – A Party Favorite

I have been looking at the right shade of color for the roller shade I am going to install in our bay windows at the kitchen when my husband comes in to tell me that we need to have lechon when we celebrate my father’s birthday next month.




Clearly, lechon has always been a party favorite especially amongst Filipinos!

According to Wikipedia:

Lechón is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world. The word lechón originated from the Spanish term leche (milk); thus lechón refers to a suckling pig that is roasted. Lechón is a popular cuisine in Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, other Spanish-speaking nations in Latin America, as well as the Philippines in Asia. The dish features a whole roasted pig cooked over charcoal.

In the Philippines, lechón is often served with vinegar, lechon sauce (made out of chicken livers or liver pate combined with vinegar, garlic, and pepper),[5] plum sauce, or other sauces, or with other seasonings or accompaniments. When serving lechon, it is usually well decorated with vegetables in a big plate and an apple is placed on the pig’s mouth. Another variation, known as Pritchon, consists of a deep-fried piglet chopped into small pieces and wrapped in pita wedges (à la Peking Duck), and served with an array of special sauces.


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