Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Kopitiam Lechon

I have very limited experience with Filipino cuisine but roast pig cuts across cultures and is something I can easily understand. Moohehe. So yay to Filipino-style roast pig, lechon!

And what's moore? It is somewhat fun to have this Filipino delicacy in the familiar settings of a kopitiam. :p

The Lechon Set ($10) is very simple. Chunks of suckling pig roasted in-house, served alongside rice. I like that the different parts of the pig gave varying textures. Overall, it was tender yet retaining enough bite. The marinate was very gentle with notes of lemongrass and garlic, allowing the natural flavours of the pork to take centre stage. A thin layer of fat lies beneath the crisp smoky skin resulting in bursts of joy with each bite.

Two dips were available. The darker one seemed like a soy sauce based dip which imparted a savoury touch while the vinegar with bits of chilli and garlic was piquant and helped to cut through the grease.

I should return to try the roast chicken and pork belly the next time!

Iskina Cebu
Block 1016 Geylang East Ave 3
Opens: Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm-9.30pm
            Sunday, 12pm-7.30pm

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They have a charcoal roasting pit right in the stall. Cool!

1 comment:

Chloe Villar said...

I was amazed at how you adapted this one particular Filipino delicacy which is our ever popular "lechon". At first glance I thought this was a Filipino website. You did a great job!