April 30, 2015

Cebu’s Lechon

Cebu is not only known for famous tourist spots and Sinulog Festival but it is also popular because of lechon. Lechon is skewered whole pig roasted over charcoal. Do you know that Cebu is even considered as “Lechon Capital of the World” so if you are going to visit Cebu, don’t ever leave without trying this dish.

Where to Eat Lechon?

There are several lechon makers in Cebu but so far I’ve tried four different lechon. I’ve only visited Cebu thrice so most of the time I can eat this from pasalubong. My husband knew that I love Cebu’s lechon so he always buys lechon when he has a business trip there. #whenincebu

1. Cebu’s Ayer Lechon 

It offers both classic and spicy lechon but so far I’ve only tried the classic one. They have a branch at Mactan International Airport so you can still buy this for pasalubong.

Read: Cebu Ayer's Lechon

2. CnT Lechon 

When you are in Cebu, CnT Lechon is the most recommended lechon maybe because it is considered as the crunchiest of Cebu’s lechon and it has several branches all over Cebu. We ate at CnT Lechon when we’re in Cebu and most of the time this is my husband’s pasalubong. This is my go-to lechon restaurant if ever we are in Cebu because they have a kiosk in Ayala Mall.

Read: CnT Lechon

3. Zubuchon 

This is the third lechon that I’ve tried and Cebu became more famous because Anthony Bourdain’s declared that it is “Best pig ever!”. This is also my breakfast later because my husband just came back from Cebu business trip.

Read: Lunch at Zubuchon

Update: April 2016 

4. Cebu's Best Rico's Lechon 

I've been meaning to try Rico's Lechon because of the good review of Kris Aquino when I watched it in one of the Kris TV episodes. So finally, I visited Cebu last April 2016 and I included it on my food trip. But the Lechon did not meet my expectation.

Read: Cebu's Best Rico's Lechon
Cebu's Best Rico's Lechon in Metro Manila

These 4 lechons are all good naman but of course, I have my own personal favorite but having an option is also good. Pero madalas kung saan mas budget-friendly, yun ang mas gusto ko. hehehe! I wanted to try more brands of lechon in Cebu. Care to share your favorite lechon in Cebu.


  1. In 2011, we went to visit Cebu, it was my first (and still my first time to date! haha) and I agree, their lechon are the best! Mapa-lechon manok or lechon baboy pa.

  2. I'm hearing raves regarding Cebu's Lechon and I want to try lechon there.

  3. I have to refer to your list if ever we would set foot in Cebu. This post just made me hungry!

  4. Oh my Lechon! If not only for the cholesterol, i will definitely go with it and eat it at each and every time I can.

  5. Nakamiss din kumain ng lechon!

  6. I've only tried Zubuchon from this list. Next time, I'll try CNT naman.

  7. I went to Cebu last year. I was there for a month. I already tried the other two. So next time, I will visit Cebu’s Ayer Lechon. Thanks for sharing!

  8. While looking at the photos, I realized that I have tasted them all! Shucks, I need my lechon fix now.

  9. Wanna try all those yumminess! Especially the second one. I love crunchy!