“Let’s have Lechon for Easter sunday!”
Everybody’s ears perked up at this suggestion. It has been a long boring Holy Week Holiday for the Bacolod Food Hunters with only fish and eggs to eat.
“Where’s the best place for lechon then?” Martin asked? “Are we ordering an entire roast pig? ” Martin then began leafing hurriedly through Claude Tayag’s Food Tour book. “I think I can contact this excellent lechon guy Mr. Tayag recommended.”
Everybody agreed that a whole roast pig was out of the question. Most of the people in the group just loved to pick at the skin and leave the rest of the meat.. which was a HUGE waste.
“Okay that settles it. We’re going to the Lechon place in Bacolod!”
Ever since Martin was little, he could remember his family stopping at Araneta Avenue to buy a kilo or two of Lechon before heading out to visit his grandmother’s house south of Bacolod.
It was raining at Araneta Avenue when we arrived but already the place was doing brisk business with entire lechons being bought by Bacoleños for their Easter Lunch.
“Does anyone here have a favorite stall?” asks Martin. “My Grandmother’s favorite is Juan’s lechon. She says the skin is really tasty and the meat is well seasoned and flavorful”
It was fun as we passed by the Lechon Stalls. Every tindero/tindera called out to us and handed out pieces of crispy lechon skin as free samples proclaiming that their lechon was the best!
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Happy Easter EVERYBODY!!