(Story & photos from TV Patrol Southern Mindanao’s Vina Araneta-Pilapil.)
You can have lechon (roast pig) the traditional way, complete with head and legs or just the belly -- but ice cream? Surely not, you say.
But Azon’s, a restaurant in Davao City, has upped the craving for this Filipino favorite with its lechon ice cream.
Our source says that it's just like your ordinary vanilla or mocha ice cream, only with lechon tidbits and a hint of the lechon’s sweet “fatty” taste. The secret is to not just add the lechon tidbits when the ice cream has set, but to sprinkle it in while the cream, milk, and sugar are mixed.
This way, the lechon's taste is incorporated into the ice cream, and not just when you eat the tidbits.
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Some say it's yucky, but hey, to each his own. You eat champorado with tuyo or puto with dinuguan, don’t you? So why not give this one a try?
Azon’s Lechon can be found at J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City.
How to Get There:
PAL and Cebu Pacific fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Taxi flag down rate is Php40 and Jeepney fare starts at Php8.
Azon’s Lechon is just 15 to 20 minutes away from the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City.