February 06, 2020

Lunch at Zubuchon

Zubuchon is famous because Anthony Bourdain said it is “the best pig ever” so whenever my husband goes to Cebu, he always buys lechon for pasalubong. Good thing that Zubuchon has a store at Cebu International Airport so buying lechon is not a problem. It was year 2013 when I first tried Zubuchon and now I’m glad that we don’t need to go to Cebu anymore if we are craving Cebu’s Lechon because there is Zubuchon at SM Southmall.

Read: Zubuchon 
Cebu’s Lechon 
Where to Eat in Cebu
Pasalubong from Cebu  

Actually huli na pala ko sa balita kasi ang dami na pala Zubuchon branches sa Metro Manila but it was only last December when we saw Zubuchon restaurant at SM Southmall. I was hesitant to eat here because of my braces, baka hindi ko maenjoy ang crispy skin but good thing that Zubuchon restaurant is more than just lechon. I was really surprised when I saw their menu, ang dami choices, nahirapan tuloy ako mamili. #morethanjustlechon

They have appetizers, soups, meat, seafood, vegetables, rice, noodles, fast meals, desserts, and drinks. I think yung fast meals ang inoorder ni hubby sa Cebu airport, the meal includes monggo, lechon, rice and achara for P290. We ordered Zubuchon Medium Platter P650 (good for 4 people), Ginataang Langka P200, Plain Rice P40 per cup, Halo Halo P170 and Leche Flan P70.

For lechon, you can order whole lechon or platter. For platter, they offer small, medium or large and you can choose Classic Zubuchon or Boneless Zubuchon. Cebu's lechon is famous kasi kahit walang lechon sauce, masarap na but if want some dipping sauce, they have Zubu vinegar dip. They even have instructions on how to make Zubu “sawsawan” or you can personalize your own dipping sauce.

I ordered Ginataang Langka because I don’t cook this at home, hindi man lang ako nakapagpaturo sa lola ko kung paano magluto. I like this dish so if ever I’ll go back I will order this again.

The Halo-Halo serving is good for sharing but my husband can finish this serving but I can’t so share na lang kami. Hehehe! As expected, my son finished his leche flan in less than 60 seconds. Nagutom ako bigla while writing this blog, parang gusto ko magZubuchon ulit.

Overall, we enjoyed our food trip at Zubuchon and the service is really good. The waitstaffs serve with smile and you don’t need to call their attention, nirerefill agad ang water namin. You can feel that they love their job.

Update: September 30, 2022

It’s been two years since the last time we went to SM Southmall, we don’t usually go here because it is too far from our place but since we need to buy something and feeling namin wala naman sa mga malls na malapit sa amin, napadayo kami sa SM Southmall. And we wanted to use our Reward Points so dapat sa SM talaga para tipid. 

I noticed that there are closed and new restaurants at Southmall, wala na yung ibang nakainan namin pero may mga bagong restaurant. We were supposed to eat in a Japanese restaurant but I changed my mind, gusto ko maglechon. Hehehe! 

So we went to Zubuchon, there are few changes on their menu na, you can choose small, medium or large serving. We ordered Small Ginataang Langka PHP180, Large Lechon Sampler PHP1240 and Medium Rice Platter PHP140. 

Zubuchon Lechon Sampler (3 Ways) Zubuchon, Boneless Zubuchon and Lechon Flakes

I wanted to order Zubuchon Dessert Sampler after our main course pero nabusog na kami, ang dami nung rice kahit medium lang and we did not finish the lechon so next time, medium size lang order namin. Of course, pwede namin itake-out ang leftover.


  1. We usually have lunch outs at the SM Megamall branch.

    1. Oh, ang dami nga restaurants dun. Konti pa lang nakainan ko dun since malayo din sa amin. :)