Enjoy a feast and celebrate the Roast Suckling Pig Day.
Eat and be merry!
Here in the Philippines if there is a lechon there is a celebration. Filipinos got used to serving roasted suckling pig whether a fiesta, a wedding, a birthday, and any grand celebration their family is having. Some order it from the experts some do it in their backyard as part of the show.
There is another day where you can serve suckling pig or Lechon – that is the Roast Suckling Pig Day. Nobody knows who invented the said celebration. But whoever it is, he/she must have a good taste in food.
For those of us who do not know what a suckling pig is, here is the basic definition of it; A suckling pig is a piglet fed on its mother’s milk. In culinary contexts, a suckling pig is slaughtered between the ages of two and six weeks.
The meat from suckling pig is pale and tender and the cooked skin is crisp and can be used for pork rinds The texture of the meat can be somewhat gelatinous due to the amount of collagen in a young pig. There are many ancient recipes for suckling pig from Roman and Chinese cuisine. Since the pig has been one of the first animals domesticated by humanity for slaughter, many references to pigs are found in the human culture. The suckling pig, specifically, appears in early texts such as the sixth-century Salic law.
Cebu is known to have the best-roasted suckling pig in the country. But do not worry because they ship airport to airport. Some even have their own shops in the Metro and you can always go to La Loma to get your Lechon.
Always keep in mind to order in advance and order the right weight to feed all your loved ones.