Cebu: Zubuchon

If you ask me where you can find the best lechon in cebu, i’d answer Zubuchon in a heartbeat. As recommended by our officemate in Cebu, we ate lunch at their new stand-alone restaurant at One Mango on General Maxilom Ave.

Counter

Counter



The Pickle Platter consists of the atsara, pickled mango and pickled raddish. The pickled mango was my favorite. It was sour with a hint of sweetness.
Pickle Platter

Pickle Platter

One of the items I found to be unique in the restaurant was their Kamias (or Iba) Shake. I was a bit hesitant to try it out, but i ordered one anyway. It tasted great and was refreshing. It tastes somewhere between a green apple and green mango shake.

Kamias Shake

Kamias Shake

Another drink worth trying is their pineapple mint shake.

Pineapple Mint

Pineapple Mint

The sisig-stuffed squid was good. It’s a wonder how they were able to keep the stench of the squid away from the sisig.

Sisig-stuffed Squid

Sisig-stuffed Squid

Mr. Binamira was in the restaurant during our meal. He noticed that we did not order their lechon sisig, so he gave us two orders on the house. The lechon sisig was tasty. It was a mix of the skin from the face of the pig and some meat. What makes their sisig different was that the pig was cooked lechon-style before being minced into sisig.

Lechon Sisig

Lechon Sisig

Finally, their lechon. The lechon was definitely the best part of the meal. The skin is as crispy as chicharon. There was a good balance of meat and fat. (Apparently, it is because they use backyard-raised pigs instead of the usual commercially bred pigs.) The meat was tender and flavorful — there wasn’t any need for any sauce. The store employee also mentioned that they do not use MSG when cooking the pig. I can definitely say that their lechon is better than CNT.

Lechon

Lechon

Back when Anthony Bourdain visited the Philippines and feasted on their lechon, he said “Best Pig… Ever!” Well, I definitely agree with him.

Anthony Bourdain: Best Pig.. EVER!

Anthony Bourdain: Best Pig.. EVER!

Edit: Zubuchon menu:

Zubuchon Menu - 1

Zubuchon Menu - 2

P.S. Craving for lechon but you’re back in Manila? Well, you’ll be happy to know that pigs can fly. Zubuchon ships their lechon to Manila via air freight!

Pigs Fly!

Pigs Fly!

ZUBUCHON
One Mango Mall
General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
Tel. +63 (032) 2395697

Photos c/o Elsier

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4 Responses to Cebu: Zubuchon

  1. in-in says:

    Astig, you posted a review.πŸ™‚ Agree re: kamias shake – a cross bet. green apple and green mango. Did you try dipping the lechon in chili oil? And were you also all woozy after the meal or was it just me who’s got low pork-fat tolerance? Hahahaha.

    • Nope haven’t tried lechon in chili oil. IMO, Cebu’s lechon is best when eaten as is.πŸ˜€
      And yes, the pork-fat made me woozy. Drinking coffee / tea after the meal helps~

  2. Rhea says:

    Thank you for this post! It’s very informative. Do you know the restaurant hours?

    • The branch opens at 7am and closes at 11pm, everyday. But their freshly cooked lechon are delivered 1030am and 530pm. It’s also best if you call earlier (032.239.5697) for a reservation since the place might be full during peak hours.

      They are also serving breakfast now! but I haven’t tried that yet.

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