There are those who claim it as Chinese in origin, while others say it’s a Spanish cuisine; that leche means milk in Spanish and lechon means suckling piglet. Whatever its provenance, for some coronary artery bypass grafting veterans, lechon means the culprit.
Nevertheless, to this day, a party wouldn’t be grand without having a lechon as its centerpiece. Such is the power of lechon in our cultural psyche. Not only are these succulent roasted pigs esteemed with their very own parade in Balayan,Batangas, there is a summer lechon parada as well in La Loma, Quezon City.
The turkey, although an important American holiday staple, doesn’t have its own parade in New York City. Thanksgiving Day Parade, yes; Turkey Parade, no. More power to the lechon!
Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig, which is eaten in many countries. It is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.
Here at Palwa Restaurant at Bohol Coco Farm in Panglao Island, Bohol, the pork dishes that they serve come from pigs raised on natural farming method. Hence, it has a more flavorful taste and devoid of excessive grease.
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