When you’re in Cebu - you MUST MUST (and I can’t stress it enough) MUST try Zubuchon’s special lechon. Cebu is well known for having the best lechon in the Philippines, but the first time I tried Zubuchon, I was blown away by the unique taste! Ok, I’m not saying this to get your hopes up - go taste it without any expectations so that you won’t get disappointed.
Zubuchon started out as a small home-made lechon sold at the Banilad Town Center every Sunday. Since it was featured in Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation, and being aptly dubbed as the “best pig in the world”, it slowly rose to fame within the city, and in the entire country (at least everyone at the office knows about it because I bring them some when I visit Cebu). They then opened a stall at the Mactan International Airport - and now, they have restaurants all over the metro (I know of three - one branch in One Mango, another in Escario, and yet another one near Airport Road in Lapu-Lapu City). They now have different recipes that contain Zubuchon one way or another (paksiw, pancit, etc), plus the amazing Kamias Shake (featured in the photo above). The Kamias shake is to die for. I swear. T_T
Every time I come home to Cebu, I make it a point to eat in Zubuchon. My trip home is just now never complete without it! :)