Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eat For Two

Raft3r’s favorite food is lechon (suckling pig).

You can tell how grand a feast is when lechon is served.

Its crispy skin is the most delectable part of the lechon. Man, I’m salivating just blogging about it.

On Christmas Eve, Raft3r was at the airport to pick up our lechon from Tacloban.

Although lechon Tacloban is far less popular than lechon Cebu, the former tastes way better than the latter. Raft3r should know. After all, I am the lechon connoisseur. I have been eating it all my life.

While waiting for our lechon to clear security, one of the airport guards commented: “Sir, mas madami pang lechon ngayon sa eroplano kesa sa tao.” (“Sir, there are more roasted pigs on board the plane than there are human passengers.”)

Enough said.

Post script: There goes Raft3r's wish to lose weight.

26 comments:

len said...

That's the way to lose 20 pounds, Raft3r! :p


Happy New Year! :-))

The Scud said...

haha. what's with pinoys and lechon? i went to two weddings this month and they both had those in the menu.

Anonymous said...

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Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Way to go! Hehe

the scud, Part of Pinoy culture na ang lechon. Hehe

anonymous, Thanks 4 the tip! Welcome to The Deatbeat Club!

Andy Briones said...

My relatives from Dumaguete are big fans of lechon and all its variations. They like the fats, the more oily and greasy they are, the better. My Dad says the ultimate test if the taba is great is if it wiggles like Jelo when you shake it. lulz.

Happy Holidays! :-)

Wendy said...

Ay talaga, mas masarap pa ang lechon Tacloban? Kala ko the best na ang Cebu. Mukhang masarap makikain sa inyo.

Love ko rin ang lechon pero associated ko sya masyado sa hypertension and stroke. LOL. Di ko tuloy maenjoy nang husto ang pagkain ng balat nya.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Shake it like jell-o. Got it. Hehe

wendy, Stroke? Ako pumipikit na lang and hope for the best. Nyahaha

Judayski said...

hahaha, freaky, we had lechon from tacloban too!!! pwede na rin kait di from cebu, lechon is still lechon. they're still my "sacrificed" brothers/sisters! hehe.

enjoy the holidays, yummy friend!

Ganns said...

Happy holidays, bespren!

Raft3r said...

judayski, We call 'em babi sa Pampanga. Hehe

ganns, Merry Christmas! Magaling kana?

kengkay said...

ay, kainggit ka naman dyan. tirhan mo ako kahit na pinaksiw na sya, hehe. gansa ang ulam naming nung pasko, sempre naman, hindi ko sya makayang kainin, waaa. gutom ako nung pasko.

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Ngek. Malansa yun, ah!

brainteaser said...

Merry Christmas, friend!
Yay, lechon. Sarap! Heheheh.

Raft3r said...

brainteaser, Welcome back! Tagal mo nawala, ah!

pete said...

lechon na naman...

Raft3r said...

pete, Lechon na naman!!! Sarap!

peli said...

Wow! Lechon! We don't have big celebrations at home so the only time I'm able to eat lechon is during wedding or baptism receptions. Hahaha. LOL at the 'mas marami pang lechon sa eroplano kesa sa tao' part! Hahaha!

Good luck on losing 20 pounds! :P

Raft3r said...

peli, Salamat. Eto at todo exercise na. Hehe

laieesha said...

hhmm.. i guess hindi na-post yung comment ko when i did it from my phone. ggrrrr

the last time i had lechon was at a luau in Hawaii. It's not the same though. Walang Mang Tomas hehehe... I haven't had any good lechon in a very long time.

I didn't know lechon gets flown out. Classy!

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Oo. Hanggang US umaabot na ang lechon Cebu!

Liza said...

haha, kakatawa naman na mas maraming lechon kesa sa tao. pero sila naman talaga ang sikat pag ganitong holidays. kami naman we roasted our own lechon sa oven, konti lang kami, we can't finish 1 whole lechon hehe.

Raft3r said...

liza, Invite mo kasi ako. Para may taga-ubos. Hehe

the donG said...

lechon means feast! hehehe... kakatuwa nga at ang daming lechon na nangagaling sa cebu at tacloban.

Raft3r said...

dong, Yeah. They are the best!

francis said...

I like the ribs part of the Lechon. The spices aroma is in that part. I got watery mouth as I type this. ;)

Raft3r said...

francis, Panalo sa sarap!