In every grand occasion, lechon is always present on the buffet table of Filipinos. The word “lechon” came from the Spanish term that refers to a roasted suckling pig.
The province of Cebu is known for its best tasting lechon although some provoinces in the counrty have come up with their own version of the well-loved dish.
READ: Cebu: The Lechon Capital of the World
December is the busiest and the best month for lechon makers and purveyors because of the bulk of order they receive. The holiday season brings in additional income for those who work in the lechon industry.
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Today, a whole lechon sells between Php3500 to Php9000 depending on the size of the pig. Some restaurants give dinuguan (pork blood stew) for free when you order a whole lechon.
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You can also buy lechon per kilo that only costs PhP 450. The dinuguan is PhP 200 per serving which is already good for 8 to 10 persons.
According to the lechon makers and purveyors, every month of December, they sell about 10 to 15 lechons per day and the number of order doubles or even triples on Christmas Day. Take note that the lechon gets expensive a few days before Christmas.
Feasting on good food is fine when you celebrate it with your dear ones but keep in mind that eating in excess could be harmful to your health. So eat and drink moderately.
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