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Lechon is Best Pork Ever! - TIME Magazine

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The timing of giving worldwide concern over swine flu absolutely gives a bad impression and unsuitability but I could not resist in giving my full attention to this one. It also seems not even a possible outbreak of the said flu could stop TIME Magazine from saying that “LECHON”, a Philippine pork delicacy, is the Best Pork on its Best of Asia Lists of 2009.
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They mention that Anthony Bourdain’s pronouncement that he had just eaten “The Best Pig, Ever” in Cebu has only cemented our national view that we make a pretty darned good roast pig. For the information of everybody, Bourdain is a celebrity TV chef and has a famous travel-food show “No Reservations”.
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"Many viewers were as surprised by the hyperbole as by the country he situated it in. But not Filipinos, among whom the zenith of porky perfection is an indisputable fact. It was just a matter of time before the rest of the world found out," said TIME writer Lara Day on the magazine's write-up.
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Day went on to describe how the delicious delicacy is prepared with a variety of stuffings and spices, and eventually cooked slowly over a coal-fire until it is golden brown and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. "You could call it the Platonic ideal of a pig, but it's doubtful if Plato, or even an entire faculty of philosophers, could have imagined anything so exquisite," she wrote.
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Mabuhay! and Kudos to the Philippines, for the pride of having a well known delicacy like lechon.
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21 Responses to "Lechon is Best Pork Ever! - TIME Magazine"

Dangel Says :
April 28, 2009 at 2:46 AM

hi crisiboy! nice blog... sure exchange links tayo, add na kita sa links ko ha?! hope u add me too.. thankz tc, drop by ka..

Meryl (proud pinay) Says :
April 28, 2009 at 3:20 AM

napanood ko yung lechon sa cebu with anthony b. ^_^ i'm proud to be pinoy! ^_^
palagi kong pinapanood yang "no reservations" , "bizarre foods " and "man vs. food" hehehe..puro pagkain noh...

Chuchie Lopez-Wilks Says :
April 28, 2009 at 4:12 AM

The best talaga tayong mga pinoy pagdating sa lechon..yan nga ang pinakapaboritong pagkain ng hubby ko..kahit nga ako..kaya eto medyo lumalaman

Badong Says :
April 28, 2009 at 7:21 AM

Yan yung mga simpleng bagay na maipagmamalaki mo talgang isa kang pinoy. hehe

DETH Says :
April 28, 2009 at 8:24 AM

i'm a fan of "No Reservation" but i wasn't able to catch this episode.

clap,clap,clap...so proud!

hay lalo ko tuloy namiss ang lechon...dinayo pa namin yung bagong bukas na Mang Kiko's Lechon dito sa Singapore kaya lang ubos na T_T

I am Xprosaic Says :
April 28, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Sarap talaga ng Lechon! jijijijiji... Sinful but great! jijijiji

chikletz Says :
April 28, 2009 at 9:22 AM

nagutom tuloy ako bigla. tsk! engeng LECHON!!!

Pipo Says :
April 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Di ako kumakain ng lechon pero this is so cool. XD

A-Z-E-L Says :
April 28, 2009 at 12:56 PM

nakakamiss ang lechon...

i hope we can combat the flu... para tuloy-tuloy ang pagparada ng lechon... hehehehe...

Crisiboy Says :
April 28, 2009 at 1:18 PM

@chuchie..ok lang yan kahit lumalaman ka..basta ingat lang din sa pagkain ng lechon..wag sobra sobra..hehehe


@badong..da best talaga ang pinoy pagdating sa mga pagkain..maipagmamalaki talaga

Crisiboy Says :
April 28, 2009 at 1:20 PM

@deth..ako rin nakapanood din ako once ng no reservations..di ko rin nakita ung feature na lechon..

@xprosaic..pare salamat sa comment

@pipo...oi pare musta na..tnx sa comment

Crisiboy Says :
April 28, 2009 at 1:21 PM

@chikletz..tara kain tyo lechon..hehehe


@a-z-e-l.....defenitely tuloy tuloy yang lechon na yan..di naman daw nakukuha ang flu sa pagkain ng lechon..

bomzz Says :
April 28, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Wow...sumikat na ang lechon nasa Time Magz na.. and yes! Cebu is the Best...lechon... your from cebu?

pehpot Says :
April 28, 2009 at 2:32 PM

kainis.. I've been craving fro lechon for days now.. huhu penge naman ako nyan!

Make or Break

Dylan Dimaubusan Says :
April 28, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Ahaha! Astig tong posts mo, magkasunod yung lechon at saka swine flu, hahaha! lolz

Pero ba't naman kung kailan nauso yung swine flu international eh ngayon lang nila natuklasan lechon natin. hehe, pero okay lang at least aware sila na may ganito kasarap na pagkain sa'tin!

MABUHAY ang lechon! este ang Pinoy!
Kape tayo!

Crisiboy Says :
April 28, 2009 at 3:06 PM

@bomzz..pre taga cebu ka ba..oo nga sikat na naman ang cebu..

@ pehpot..ano gusto mo Lydia's Lechon..

@dylan..kasi nga siguro dahil natiming sa Swine flu kaya yan pinalakas nila ang lechon para di malugi..hehehehe

The Pope Says :
April 28, 2009 at 10:31 PM

This is one thing that we should be proud of being a Pinoy, the LECHON. Even my French friends nung magbakasyon sila sa Pinas, naglaway talaga sila sa lechon at nagbaon pa pagbalik nila dito sa Doha. kahit na ako, tuwing may kakiolalang pabalik dito from Manila laging nagpapabili ako ng lechon from Monterey - I LOVE IT.

Thanks for the post bro.

Crisiboy Says :
April 28, 2009 at 11:02 PM

@The Pope...paguwi nyo po sa pinas pakain po kayo ng lechon ha..hehehe

Joffred Says :
April 30, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Tamang tamang post ito habang lumalaganap ang swine flu sa buong mundo. hehe

Nga pala saan mo nakuha or nabasa itong about sa lechon ng TIME?

Pashare naman po para mabasa ko rin.

Thanks!

Crisiboy Says :
April 30, 2009 at 1:00 AM

@joffred...sir kung nasa pilipinas ka..malamang napanood mo rin yan sa tv patrol..kasi naipalabas na sa tv yan..

JETTRO Says :
May 31, 2009 at 10:29 AM

masarap tlaga itong lechon nakakamiss din
penge nman hehehe

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